ARHS Vikings, South Colchester play to 0-0 draw

Sam McNeish
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The Amherst Regional High School Vikings boys soccer program earned a 0-0 draw with South Colchester in Northumberland District AA High School soccer action.

AMHERST (Staff) - The Amherst Regional High School Vikings boys soccer program earned a 0-0 draw with South Colchester in Northumberland District AA High School soccer action.

Duane Ripley recorded the shutout for the Vikings in the tie.

He came up with a couple of good saves today to help us salvage the tie, Vikings coach Fred Gould said.

Offensively we had lots of chances and hit three crossbars in the first half. It easily could have finished at 3-0 for us, he added.

ARHS will play a home and home series this season with South Colchester and Hants East for seeding purposes later down the road in provincial playoff action.

The top team will get a bye and second and third will play off at the second place finisher for the right to make it into the regional final.

(South Colchester) had a few good chances, but our defence worked hard and played well keeping them to the outside the entire game, he said.

Gould said strikers Matt Bartley, BenHarrison and Dylan Ripley all produced good scoring chances throughout the contest.

The Vikings will play in a 16-team boys tournament this weekend at the University of Moncton.

smcneish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Vikings, Amherst Regional High School Vikings, Northumberland District AA High School University of Moncton

Geographic location: Hants East

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