The following is a synopsis of the 2011 Searsport District High School girls varsity soccer squad:

Team: Searsport girls soccer.

Coach/years coached current team: Holly Cox, first year.

Last year’s record/playoff information: 2-10-2, 14th in Eastern Class C. Did not qualify for postseason play.

Roster: Senior Cassie Martin (fullback); junior Gwen Higgins (forward); sophomores Brianna Grant (forward), Alison Walker (fullback), Alicen Brooks (goalie), Jaci Harriman (forward), Kelli Gibbs (fullback), Emma Thompson (fullback) and Libby Lane (forward); and freshmen Rochelle Stone (utility), Jasmine Dupree (halfback), Katie McFarlin (forward), Emily Tripp (halfback), Brittany Ward (utility), Brianna Boyle (forward) and Alivia Cross (utility).

Graduation losses: Sam Hutchins, Jessica Brideau, Shannon Higgins and Nikki Ravert.

Significant impact player: Stone.

Team strengths: Forward play is strong and the Vikings likely will score plenty of goals this season.

Team goals: To get better each game and work together as a team.

Top league opponent: Bucksport.

Outlook: No coach likes to use the term “rebuilding” when referring to its team, but on a squad that has just one senior and one junior, and the remainder of the squad made up of freshmen and sophomores, that is exactly the scenario that faces Cox and the Vikings this year.

“We’re a very young team, but they are all really eager and willing to learn,” Cox said. “As much as they can withstand me pushing them, I feel like we are really going to be a team to content with in years to come.”


9/6/11 – Bucksport at Searsport – 4 p.m.

9/8/11 – Searsport at Orono – 4 p.m.

9/13/11 – Searsport at Deer Isle-Stonington – 4 p.m.

9/15/11 – Bangor Christian at Searsport – 4 p.m.

9/17/11 – Dexter at Searsport – 4 p.m.

9/20/11 – Searsport at Sumner – 4 p.m.

9/24/11 – Searsport at Bangor Christian – 4 p.m.

9/27/11 – George Stevens Academy at Searsport – 4 p.m.

9/29/11 – Searsport at Bucksport – 4 p.m.

10/4/11 – Deer Isle-Stonington at Searsport – 4 p.m.

10/8/11 – Searsport at Dexter – 4 p.m.

10/11/11 – Sumner at Searsport – 4 p.m.

10/15/11 – Orono at Searsport – 4 p.m.

10/18/11 – Searsport at George Stevens Academy – 4 p.m.

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