Vikettes young but loaded with talent

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Coach wants them to be more talkative

Alex Hicks (left).

AMHERST - The Amherst Regional High School Vikettes are 2-1 on the season after losing 3-1 to the Northumberland Nighthawks last night on the ARHS soccer pitch.

"We have a young, talented team," said Vikettes coach Amanda Barlow after the loss. "They just need to learn to communicate better (on the field) and talk as a team."

The lone Vikettes goal was scored by Jessica Rossong late in the second half.

Sixteen girls play on the team. They have three seniors, two Grade 11 students, and the rest are in Grades nine and ten.

"They've come a long way with their footwork, but there's little quirks we need to work on," said Barlow. "But they have surprised us (Barlow and assistant coach Katelyn King) by playing really well."

Last year's Vikettes squad came second in the province after they made it to the provincial championship game but lost in double over-time.

This year's team is the youngest Barlow has coached in the four years she's been coaching the senior Vikettes.

Despite their youth, Barlow believes this year's team has a very good chance of winning gold at the provincials.

"I'm confident that we can definitely go all the way with this team," said Barlow. "That would be awesome."

More pictures from Tuesday's game can be seen on the slide show section at www.cumberlandnews.com.

dmathieson@amherstdaily.com

 

Organizations: Amherst Regional High School Vikettes

Geographic location: AMHERST

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