Warrior boys, girls soccer teams defeat Central Aroostook in Fort Kent openers

FORT KENT, Maine – The Fort Kent Warrior varsity boys and girls soccer teams both defeated Central Aroostook Panthers 6-0 in back to back home opener games in Fort Kent on Tuesday.

Warrior boys head coach Kalusha Kotes said the Panthers put up a good fight and kept the home team on its heels a few times throughout the game. Despite the win, Kotes said he wants to see more from his team.

“The boys played really well but not at the level that I want them to be,” Kotes said. “We have a lot of work to do as the season progresses because the teams are getting better and better, so we need to get to the level where we can dominate the game from start to finish.” 

Senior Keegan Cyr had a hand in all six Warrior goals.

Cyr scored three goals, assisted by Walker Marquis, Fletcher Marquis and an unassisted goal. Caleb Lavertu scored two goals on Cyr assists, and Ethan Daigle scored a goal assisted by Cyr.  

The team sports 19 players this year, having lost four players to graduation and only took on two new freshmen this year.

Team manager Angela Hebert said despite the reduced number of players, she is encouraged by the skills the players are taught by head coach Kotes and assistant coaches Ricardo Whitely and Jermaine West, all of whom had success as University of Maine at Fort Kent soccer players.

“When I started six years ago (the Fort Kent boys) weren’t as technical. They were powerful, but now they are more technical,” Hebert said. 

The Warrior girls also defeated Central Aroostook 6-0 Tuesday in Fort Kent. Hannah Lovley and Leah Hebert each scored two goals, while Payten Voisine and Julie Cyr each chipped in one.

Lovely also registered three assists, Julia Cyr had two assists, and Madeline Philbrook had one assist.

Warriors goalie Larissa Daigle had six saves on six shots, while Kira Fitzhebert had eight saves on 14 shots for the Panthers. 

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