CANADA GAMES REPORT
Cape Bretoners were in action Tuesday.
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.
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.