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Cape soccer falls to Concord in OT

First loss of the season for the Vikings
April 15, 2019

The Cape soccer team suffered a 3-2 overtime loss to Concord April 12, ending its shutout streak at seven games. The Vikings have scored 37 goals while allowing just three so far in 2019.

“Hats off to Concord for staying competitive and continuously fighting, even after going down two goals,” said Cape coach Patrick Kilby. “It’s always fun to be on the winning end of a hotly contested game like the one we had on Friday night.”

The Vikings started out quickly on scores by Lindsey Swontek and Brooke Hollingsworth.

Kelly Shelton answered for the Raiders at the 35-minute mark from teammate Emma Maturk. The picked up the tying goal at the 71-minute mark unassisted from Samantha Rineer. 

Shelton hit a direct kick at the 93-minute mark over the reach of Cape goalie Lucy Siranides, who was credited with three saves on the night. Raiders goalkeeper Isabella Gregg made five stops.

Cape had a 7-6 advantage in shots on goal.

“In the long run, I think this result will be beneficial for our girls,” said Kilby. “It brings us back down to earth and puts some perspective on our current situation. We had an amazing start, 7-0 and no goals against. However, we’re going into a week where we play our two archrivals, Tech and IR. This result grounds us, and we will refocus our group. I am very excited to see how we rebound and come out against IR on Tuesday.”

The Vikings will host the Indians Tuesday, April 16, at Champions Stadium.