Sabres win sil­ver at Zones

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

The St. An­thony’s Sabres hosted the South Cen­tral Zone Tier 2 Soccer Zones and came home with a sil­ver medal.

On Oc­to­ber 14 and 15, soccer play­ers from through­out the zone de­scended on Drum- heller to play in the tour­na­ment. The Sabres played well, ad­vanc­ing to the cham­pi­onship match.

“It is the best plac­ing our high school girls soccer pro­gram has ever had,” said coach Gavin Makse. “We have had a team for al­most 10 years, and to win the sil­ver medal is very good.”

The Sabres were sec­ond over­all com­ing out of pool play on Fri­day. This puts them in a semi-fi­nal ver­sus High­wood High on Satur­day morn­ing. They won over High­wood 2-1 to ad­vance to the cham­pi­onship.

There, they met a com­bi­na­tion team from Olds Koinonia Chris­tian School and Hugh Suther­land School of Carstairs, and after a close bat­tle, fell 2-0.

He ex­plains it has been a long road for the squad. “We have 5 grade 12 play­ers, a lot of those girls started in Grade 7 or Grade 8, and they have been play­ing against older teams We went in not ex­pect­ing to win but it was all for the fu­ture,” said Makse. “They were play­ing th­ese older girls in or­der to get bet­ter. I know it is tough and not much fun los­ing, but it will pay off long term, and we saw that today.”

The Sabres hosted the South Cen­tral Zone Tier 2 Zone cham­pi­onship and won solver on Satur­day af- ter­noon.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.