GDHS to host SD&G boys soc­cer play­offs, boys & girls EOSSAA

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Edi­tor Oo­dles of high school soc­cer will be tak­ing place in Alexan­dria over the next cou­ple of weeks, in­clud­ing the SDGAA boys play­offs and EOSSAA for girls and boys teams.

Glen­garry Dis­trict High School’s se­nior boys ‘A’ squad se­cured the reg­u­lar-sea­son ti­tle, run­ning the ta­ble un­beaten. In fact, the boys al­lowed just one goal against, that com­ing in their match against their south­ern cousins from Char-Lan.

On Monday, the Gaels capped off the cam­paign with a pair of de­ci­sive vic­to­ries, run­ning their record to 5 wins and 1 tie.

The Cru­saders fin­ished with the iden­ti­cal record, but fell short on goals dif­fer­en­tial at +13 com­pared to +16 for Glen­garry, tak­ing sec­ond spot.

Third place went to Her­itage (3-3-0), while the fourth and fi­nal play­off seed was claimed by La Ci­tadelle (2-3-1).

Round­ing out the fi­nal stand­ings and elim­i­nated from fur­ther play were Se­away (1-3-2), North Dun­das (1-4-1), and Tagwi (1-5-0).

Monday’s reg­u­lar-sea­son cap­per saw the Gaels open with a 4-0 blank­ing of the Devils. Cameron MacDon­ald led the charge with a pair of mark­ers. Also scor­ing were Tyler Hay and Bren­nan Nadeau.

Their sec­ond match went into the books as a 6-0 win over Se­away, with three goals notched in each half. Dove Rick­erd had the hot foot in this one, scor­ing a hat trick, while MacDon­ald counted a pair of tal­lies, and Xaa­vian Ali had one.

Gaels goal­keeper David MacMaster had lit­tle to do all day. He was re­lieved for a stretch by backup net­min­der Lo­gan Keuren­t­jes.

Char-Lan’s se­niors also had a solid ef­fort on Monday, pound­ing the Spar­tans 8-0. Trevor Spence counted three, while notch­ing sin­gles were Ri­ley Ler­oux, Marc Ouimet, Rod­die Sandi­lands, Toby Schwartz, and Xan­dre Seguin.

The day con­cluded with a 3-0 vic­tory for the Cru­saders over the Dragons, with all goals com­ing in the sec­ond half.

Ni­cholas Dana­her, Schwartz, and Ouimet were the marks­men.

In other se­nior ac­tion from May 15, Her­itage got past North Dun­das 3-1.

The lone ju­nior con­test, saw the Glen­garry Gaels play to a score­less draw with the Devils.

SD&G ‘A’ play­offs in Alexan­dria

The SD&G ‘ A’ se­nior and ju­nior boys soc­cer cham­pi­onships will be on the line to­day, May 17, in Alexan­dria, with all matches slated to be played on the pitch at GDHS.

Up first, the host se­niors will take on Les Pa­tri­otes in the open­ing semi­fi­nal at 8:30 a.m. That will be fol­lowed 90 min­utes later by the other semi,fea­tur­ing the Cru­saders and Dragons.

Ju­nior semi­fi­nal ac­tion will kick off at 11:30 a.m. with a game be­tween GDHS and NDDHS. At 1 p.m. it will be the ju­niors from Char-Lan tak­ing on La Ci­tadelle.

The se­nior fi­nal is booked for a 2:30 p.m. start, fol­lowed by the ju­nior boys cham­pi­onship game at 4 p.m.

EOSSAA next week

GDHS will host the ‘A’ girls EOSSAA soc­cer tour­na­ment on Tuesday, May 23. As of press time, the sched­ule had not been con­firmed, with some as­so­ci­a­tions still in reg­u­lar-sea­son play.

We do know that the Gaels will be there, as cham­pi­ons of the SDGAA, where games were played last fall. Le Re­lais, as the PRSSAA champ, will also be com­pet­ing at EOSSAA.

The boys EOSSAA tour­na­ment is set for May 24, and it’s quite likely there will be two rep­re­sen­ta­tives from SD&G, ac­cord­ing to league con­venor Sean O’Far­rell, who re­ports that one as­so­ci­a­tion has al­ready with­drawn.

Both EOSSAA tour­na­ments will fea­ture se­nior and ju­nior di­vi­sions, with play on fields at GDHS and the arena run­ning through­out the day.

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