U18 Hearts top ERSL
Glengarry’s U18 girls Hearts are the 2018 ERSL champions, having finished the summer campaign with a record of 10 wins against just 2 losses, to top the table with 30 points, 3 better than runner-up Cumberland United.
The ladies sealed their triumph with a solid run in the late stages of the season, completing the schedule on a six-game winning streak.
Their final game was played Aug. 23, when the Hearts whitewashed Ottawa City 8-0, led by Taylor Simard’s four tallies.
Other goals were notched by Andrea Chaddock, Chloe Legault, Braelyn Charbonneau, and Emma Bacchiochi.
The team’s wins the previous two weeks were much tighter, both 1-0 decisions, as Bacchiochi scored in Aug. 9 action against Cumberland, while Danika Decoeur had the tally a week later versus West Ottawa.
Goalkeeper Alicia Hartholt blanked opponents eight times over the course of the summer.
As a team, the Hearts were +37 in goal differential, allowing just 11 against in 12 matches.
Taylor Simard was the team’s top markswomen, with 15, followed by Bacchiochi ( 9), Chaddock (5), Legault (4), and Olivanne Devine (4).
LEAGUE’S BEST: The Glengarry U18 girls celebrate their ERSL championship. In the back row, from left, are Brittany Hum, Kaitlyn MacCrimmon, Lauren Nadeau, and Kaitlyn Murray-MacDonald. Middle: Emma Bacchiochi, Kaitlyn Lefebvre, Braelyn Charbonneau, Chloe Legault, Danika Decouer, Robyn Howes, Sabrina Morin, Olivianne Devine, and Maddy Chisholm. Front: Alicia Hartholt, Taylor Simard, and Andrea Chaddock. Absent: Sara Legault.