Foxcroft opens at home with victory over Caribou

   DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Foxcroft Academy Boys soccer team played the 2014 home opener against Caribou High School on Saturday, Sept. 13. The Ponies entered with a 1-0 record, as the team defeated John Bapst 1-0. 

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PONIES GROUND THE VIKINGS — Foxcroft Academy defeated Caribou, 4-1, in its 2014 home opener on Sept. 13. Tino Ayala, above, led the Ponies with two goals. Nick Boyd scored goal No. 4 on a cross from Justin Diamond.


   The Ponies came out firing early as Tino Ayala scored from the top of the penalty box five minutes into the game, assisted by Eli Olson. At halftime, the score remained 1-0 Foxcroft.
   During halftime the boys and girls soccer teams presented assistant coach Larry Butera and goalie Logan Butera with flowers in memory of their respective wife and mother Patty Spearing and had a moment of silence to pay their respect to her. On July 20 Spearing lost her battle to cancer.
   She was a big supporter of Foxcroft sports and a caring wife and mother. Spearing will be deeply missed by everyone. Both teams will be wearing black armbands the remainder of the season with her initials PS, to honor her.  
   In the second half, Foxcroft was able to capitalize on its opportunities. Ayala scored his second goal from a direct kick from the left corner of the field, just out of the reach of the goalie.
   Foxcroft continued to put pressure on Caribou’s defense as Matt Baiamonte scored the third goal of the game when he shot from the top of the box and it deflected off a Caribou defender and in. 
   The Ponies scored the last goal with seven minutes to play, as Justin Diamond crossed it from the right side of the field and Nick Boyd one timed the ball from the air into the back of the goal to give Foxcroft a 4-1 victory.
   Foxcroft (2-0) goalies Butera had four saves on seven shots and Woojun Kim had four saves on eight shots.
   Caribou’s (1-3) Ethan Plourde had 10 saves on 21 shots. Colby Holdsworth had the lone goal for the Vikings.

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