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