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Warrior boys upset Orono for spot in the semifinals

ORONO, Maine — Down by two in the first half, the No. 7 Fort Kent Community High School boys soccer team summoned their Warrior spirit to upset No. 2 Orono High School with a 5-2 quarterfinal win at the University of Maine on Wednesday.

“The guys showed great fighting spirit from being 2-0 down in the first half. They were determined to get back into the game and they did,” said Warriors head coach Kalusha Kotes. “This situation is what we train for and as we continue our journey into the playoff, the coaching staff and myself are extremely proud of our boys.”

Jackson Campbell and Zach Needham came out strong for the Red Riots, as each scored a goal less than 10 minutes into the game.

Warrior Noah Martin turned the tides with 4:55 left in the first half, when he kicked one in for Fort Kent.

Colby Theriault followed Martin with two goals of his own just a few minutes later, and less than a minute apart. Theriault scored a third goal in the second half. Warrior Austin Delisle also registered a goal in the second half.

Fort Kent keeper Ethan Bouley stopped three Orono attempts on goal. 

The Red Riots finished their season 9-1-4. 

Fort Kent will play No. 3 Mountain View High School at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Hampden Academy.

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