Vanier wins provincial bronze
Spirits take 3-1 victory over Yorkton Sacred Heart in 2A girls soccer third-place game
“This game, coming off at halftime being up, it gets our spirits up that much more, then we keep going and we never give up. Our whole team was in it today, sometimes we get a little down on ourselves but today our whole team kept it up and we kept bringing the pressure.”
Atkins felt home field advantage played a large part in the turnaround.
“I think it was helpful that it was another day because we got to go home and come back just mentally fresh here,” he said. “So they did exactly what they needed to do today… you get to go home and sleep in your own bed and wake up on the right side of the bed and that made a huge difference for us.”
The Spirits lose only two players to graduation — Moyse and Kalli Flanagan, who was unable to play in the final due to an ankle injury — and as such are looking for even bigger and better things next season.
“Absolutely, and already we’re talking about how things are going to be bigger and better and we’re going to be stronger and faster,” Atkins said. “So we’re already looking forward to next year as well.”
Saskatoon Bishop Mahoney defeated Regina Luther 3-0 in the gold medal game.