Middleton Monarchs host exciting regional soccer championship
It was close battles all around when Middleton Regional High School’s junior girls hosted soccer regionals.
The action got underway Oct. 30. The home team faced eventual regional champions West Hants in their first match of the contest, with the Hants County-based middle school emerging victorious with a 2-1 win. Jessie Lewis netted the lone goal for the Middleton Monarchs.
The Monarchs would go on to face Bluenose Academy in a nailbiter consolation match decided by a single marker. Both teams created opportunities, but Bluenose Academy secured the bronze medals with a 1-0 win.
West Hants topped Northeast Kings Education Centre 1-0 in the final to clinch the championship banner after an exciting day of play.
“All of the games in the regional tournament were won by only one goal. The highest scoring game was two goals,” said Nicole Peppard, a coach with the Middleton Monarchs.
“All games were very strong defensively. All the back lines were very strong to generate any offense. It certainly was the best soccer the Middleton girls saw this season.”
The Middleton Regional High School junior girl Monarchs recently hosted an exciting regional tournament featuring four teams in pursuit of the coveted championship banner.