VKH senior men win GSL crown in OT thrill ride
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor What a match! What a series! The 2018 edition of the Glengarry Soccer League’s senior men’s championship between Vankleek Hill and Greenfield was certainly one for the ages, capped off by an Aug. 29 extra time contest at VCI.
A scoreless battle through 90 minutes, emotions boiled over as the referee blew his whistle. Players were soon dispersed, but the brouhaha was indicative of the intensity of the contest, which carried over into overtime play.
The host side stepped up the offence in the extra session, looking to finish this one early, but Greenfield goalkeeper Nicolas Vaillancourt was up to the challenge, making a series of stellar stops.
Greenfield drew a red card following one fracas, forcing the visitors to play the rest of the way short-handed.
Regardless, it seemed as though the top team from the regular season was on a mission, as Vankleek Hill continued to carry the bulk of the play.
At the 125-minute mark, Dominick Myre found himself in the goal box, free.
As chaos ensued around him, distracting Vaillancourt, the ball came to Myre who put it away for the 1-0 victory, and the celebration was on.
Vankleek Hill wins the series two games to one, with all matches ending 1-0.
TAKING FLIGHT: Vankleek Hill. Greenfield goalkeeper Nicolas Vaillancourt goes airborne, as he eyes an incoming shot, in game three of the Glengarry Soccer League senior men’s championship series, versus
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