Sum­mer of learn­ing for U16 girls

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - – Sean Bray

Forced to move up to com­pete at the top level of the East Re­gion Soccer League this sum­mer, Glen­garry’s U16 girls Hearts found them­selves in tough com­pe­ti­tion, in what was a sum­mer of learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and a test of re­silience.

Com­ing off back-to-back-to-back championship sea­sons, the Hearts were el­e­vated to the re­gional di­vi­sion, for 2018.

Head coach Mike Jeau­rond notes that the group got off to a slow start, as it took a while to jell. He adds that the Glen­gar­ri­ans found their legs as a team through the lat­ter stages of the sum­mer, though re­sults didn’t al­ways show that.

The girls fin­ished with a record of 4 wins and 12 losses, the most re­cent of which came in Alexan­dria on Sept. 6, a 6-1 thrash­ing by Ot­tawa South United Force White. Brenna MacDon­ald had the lone Hearts tally. On the Thurs­day previous, it was a much tighter con­test against Ot­tawa West, al­beit the match still ended up as a loss, 3-2.

Michaela Kunz (the team’s top goal scorer this sea­son) and Myriam Boisv­enue counted the Glen­garry mark­ers.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

ROLLING: Michaela Kunz, of the Glen­garry Hearts U16 girls soccer team, breaks away from a West Ot­tawa player, in ERSL league ac­tion. More im­ages can be viewed on­line at glen­gar­rynews.ca/pho­tos

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