Sabres host­ing South Cen­tral Tier 2 Zone girls soc­cer cham­pi­onship

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Patrick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Patrick Ko­lafa

The St. An­thony’s Sabres girls soc­cer teams are look­ing to tune up this week head­ing into the Tier 2 South Cen­tral Zone fi­nals.

The team has been play­ing hard all sea­son and last week played a strong Carstairs team to a 1-0 loss.

“We still have a few things to tweak this week,” said coach Gavin Makse.

Makse says this week they will be pre­par­ing for the sea­son end­ing tour­na­ment. At prac­tice, they are again scrim­mag­ing against some of the lo­cal adult coed play­ers. He says this will help the team, par­tic- ularly in get­ting them to make quicker de­ci­sions and move the ball faster.

“We are just tak­ing a few too many touches right now,” he said.

There are six teams that qual­i­fied for the first Tier 2 Zone cham­pi­onship ever, in­clud­ing Olds, Bert Church of Air­drie, Strath­more, High­wood High School, from High River, St. An­thony’s and a com­bi­na­tion team made up of play­ers from Hugh Suther­land in Carstairs and Olds Koinonia Chris­tian School (OKCS).

“Any of th­ese teams could win it, in­clud­ing our­selves. They are all very evenly matched, which is one of the goals of hav­ing two tiers of soc­cer this year,” said Makse.

The tour­na­ment starts for the Sabres at 8:30 a.m., ver­sus Hugh Suther­land/ OKCS in pool play, their sec­ond game is at 3:10 p.m. ver­sus High­wood High.

Play­offs are on Satur­day with the cham­pi­onship game at 4:30 p.m.

The Sabres are in ac­tion this week­end host­ing the South Cen­tral Tier 2 Zone cham­pi­onship

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