WASHBURN, Maine — Central Aroostook shut out Washburn in both boys and girls soccer games Wednesday with the boys picking up a 5-0 victory and the girls winning 2-0.
The boys contest began on a mild afternoon as the Panthers and Beavers played aggressively until the first goal by Panther Brighton Kingsbury in the second half started off a string of back-to-back goals. Panthers John Coffin scored a follow up goal with Liam Shaw slipping past Beaver goalie captain Derek Cruz and Panther Dayton Tayor quickly netted a goal.
The Beavers had 16 opportunities to score with multiple shots coming from Justin Gagnon, Chris Tardie, and Roegan Rosi-Carney throughout the game.
Kingsbury closed out the first half with what was the final goal to cement the Panthers’ lead.
During the girls game, both Washburn and Central Aroostook fought in the first half to remain scoreless. Halfway through the second half Panther Anna Kilcollins scored the first goal with an assist from her teammate Abby Haines. Panther Izabel Pryor netted the last goal of the night to clinch the match as the Beavers struggled to create an opportunity to score.
Beaver Hannah Scott had around 18 saves from an onslaught of Panther shots before giving up two goals in the second half.
The Central Aroostook boys record now sits at 5-7, which is the 16th seed in Class D North. The Panthers are not currently in the playoff picture as only the top 13 teams make the postseason. CA has a home game against Madawaska on Friday and a final away game on Monday, Oct. 17, against Fort Fairfield.
Washburn added another loss with a record of 2-10 and is currently ranked 15th. The Beavers have an away game on Saturday against Katahdin and a home game against Ashland Monday to end the season.
For the girls, CAHS is now 7-5 on the season and is ranked and is ranked sixth in the region. The Panthers will likely host a preliminary playoff. Washburn is 4-8 and currently 13th. In girls Class D north, only the top 12 squads make the playoffs.