Celtics com­pete in provin­cials

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A cou­ple of Antigo­nish Celtics fe­male soc­cer teams com­peted in pro­vin­cial ac­tion, dur­ing the Labour Day week­end.

The U-13 Celtics, play­ing in Cole Har­bour, started their tour­na­ment with a 2-0 shutout win ver­sus UDFC.

Scor­ing for Antigo­nish were Mag­gie Peters and Mya Art­ibello, with keeper Bree Macpher­son record­ing the shutout.

The team was on the op­po­site end of that 2-0 score in their next two games, ver­sus Cen­tral and Val­ley United, which placed them in the bronze medal con­test.

“Af­ter a long, hard bat­tle, the girls lost 1-0 in over­time, with only two min­utes to spare in the bronze medal game,” a re­cap emailed to the Cas­ket noted.

“The girls played with in­juries, but with a lot of heart and de­ter­mi­na­tion. They should be proud of the way they played.”

The re­cap goes on to note coach Mary-beth Corsten took time out of her week­end of mov­ing into her univer­sity res­i­dence, to guide the team.

“Ae­van Macdon­ald and Re­becca Lam­bke also coached through­out the year, but couldn’t at­tend provin­cials be­cause of univer­sity com­mit­ments, so Scott Mack­in­non stepped in and coached the fi­nal game,” the note reads. “Coaches and girls should be very proud of them­selves ... par­ents and fans def­i­nitely are.”

U-15

The other Celtics’ team in pro­vin­cial play was the U-15 girls who ended up in sixth place, against strong com­pe­ti­tion, play­ing in Sackville.

The team started off their tour­na­ment with a great ef­fort, com­ing up just short in a 1-0 loss to the Truro-based CC Rid­ers.

In their next game, the team was de­feated 4-0 by East Hants which put them in the fifth-sixth game, where they were edged by Cen­tral, by the score of 3-1.

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