Vanier wins provin­cial bronze

Spir­its take 3-1 vic­tory over York­ton Sa­cred Heart in 2A girls soc­cer third-place game

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - SPORTS - RANDY PALMER

“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.

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