Coach Greene celebrates 200th win as Vikes take down Blair 2–1 in overtime

By Michael Gorman

[score id=”46316″ align=”right”] Boys soccer continued their hot streak Monday night by beating the Blair Blazers 2–1 in overtime. The victory marks the team’s third straight win and coach Dave Greene’s 200th win as the team’s head coach.

The Blazers got ahead early after finishing off of a through ball, but the Vikings made a furious comeback to prevail. Midfielder Matt Baker headed in the equalizer from defender Caleb Friedman’s cross with three minutes left in regulation.

The game went into overtime, but the Vikes wouldn’t need much time, as forward Andreas Djurhuus scored the game-winner early in the period.

From the first practice after their last game, the Vikings knew this would be a tough match-up.

“Coach Greene emphasized keeping a fast pace of play and making sure we were organized on defense,” Baker said. “We played well all game but struggled to put together a goal scoring attack until very late.”

Goalie Ian Atkinson shared these sentiments, highlighting that Blair has kept up intense play all season.

“In the week before the game we were focused on increasing the tempo of our passing and movement because we knew that Blair was going to be a high pressure, physical, and quick team,” Atkinson said. “I thought tonight our defense did a very good job to shut down their dangerous players and for most of the game, with the exception of the goal we conceded.”

The Vikings face Northwood on Wednesday at 7:15.