CANADA GAMES RE­PORT

Cape Bre­ton­ers were in ac­tion Tues­day.

Cape Breton Post - - Front Page - BY T.J. COLELLO sports@cb­post.com On Twit­ter: @cb­post_s­ports

Nova Sco­tia’s women’s soc­cer team came out on top over Bri­tish Columbia in penalty kicks in quar­ter-fi­nal ac­tion on Tues­day at the 2017 Canada Games in Win­nipeg.

The teams ended reg­u­la­tion time tied 2-2, and Nova Sco­tia won the match in penalty kicks, 5-3. Karah Fleet had both goals in reg­u­la­tion for the vic­tors. The Nova Sco­tia team, which in­cludes Beatrice Cur­rie of Sydney River and Becca LeBlanc and Olivia MacIn­tyre of Sydney, will play tonight at 9:30 p.m. At­lantic time in the semi­fi­nal against a team yet to be de­ter­mined at press time.

The bronze medal match will be played Thurs­day at 6 p.m. At­lantic, fol­lowed by the goldmedal game at 9 p.m. At­lantic.

Sasha Repko of Port Hawkes­bury fin­ished fifth out of eight run­ners in the sec­ond heat of the 200-me­tre fe­male Special Olympics race.

Repko crossed the fin­ish line in 34.24 sec­onds. Kristy Al­ford of On­tario won the race in 28.49, while Re­gan Hofley of On­tario was sec­ond in 28.52 and April Arm­strong of Bri­tish Columbia placed third in 31.31.

The fi­nals for the 200-me­tre race are slated for Fri­day at the Univer­sity of Man­i­toba Sta­dium.

Also at the track, Dil­lon MacMil­lan of Port Hood fin­ished in fifth place in his heat in the 200-me­tre male wheel­chair race, cross­ing the fin­ish line in 31.970 sec­onds. The fi­nals are also set for Fri­day.

Nova Sco­tia flag-bearer Siob­han MacDon­ald of Mabou had an im­proved show­ing on the wa­ter on Tues­day in the 2.4mR para-sail­ing event. She fin­ished in sec­ond place, af­ter a pair of fourth-place fin­ishes on Sun­day and Mon­day. Rac­ing con­tin­ues Thurs­day and Fri­day.

On the di­a­mond, the men’s soft­ball team con­tin­ued its strong play with a pair of vic­to­ries on Tues­day, best­ing New Brunswick, 14-6, and Bri­tish Columbia, 5-3.

Ran­dall Bernard of Way­cobah picked up the win on the mound against New Brunswick and helped his cause with a home run, while sec­ond base­man Levi Denny of Eska­soni hit a triple. Bernard and Denny were held hit­less in their game against Bri­tish Columbia.

Nova Sco­tia im­proved to 7-1 for sec­ond place in the stand­ings and have al­ready se­cured a berth in the semi­fi­nal round on Thurs­day. The team con­cludes round-robin play to­day against On­tario (6-2) at 4 p.m. At­lantic time.

The men’s soft­ball bronze medal match will be played Fri­day at 2 p.m. At­lantic, and will be fol­lowed by the goldmedal game at 7:30 p.m. At­lantic.

The Nova Sco­tia women’s bas­ket­ball team that fea­tures Nalini Ma­haraj of East Bay played Que­bec in the quar­ter­fi­nals late Tues­day night. A re­sult wasn’t avail­able at press time.

TEAM NOVA SCO­TIA PHOTO

Sasha Repko of Port Hawkes­bury, left, and Kristy Al­ford of On­tario com­pete in the sec­ond heat of the 200-me­tre fe­male Special Olympics race at the 2017 Canada Games on Tues­day. Repko placed fifth, while Al­ford won the race.

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