Warrior boys take down Sumner in semifinal

FORT KENT, Maine — The top-ranked Fort Kent Community High School boys soccer team will have a chance to defend their 2017 Class C North Championship title following a 4-1 semifinal win over Sumner Memorial High School on Saturday in Fort Kent.

“For my warriors, they know what was expected of them with me and the assistants Jermaine West and Ricardo Whitely pushing them to the limit. They were finalists last season and know what it takes to reach to the regional finals again,” Fort Kent head coach Kalusha Kotes said. “The boys were mentally ready and confident to win this semifinal match up.”

The first half of Saturday’s Class C North semifinal match remained scoreless until just under a minute left in the half, when Fort Kent senior Kayden Nadeau, kicked one in on an assist by fellow senior Camden Jandreau.

Then just two minutes into the second half, Sumner (14-2-0) scored on a goal by Caelan Billings, assisted by Dylan Bernier. That would be the only goal for the Tigers, who would fail to answer three more Warrior goals, including a penalty kick by Noah Martin, and a goal by Jandreau. Nadeau would score a second time late in the second half, assisted by Martin.

The Warriors (13-2-1) will have home field advantage when they take on No. 2 Orono in the 2018 Class C North Championship on Wednesday at a time yet to be determined.

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