Close-fought bat­tles

Mid­dle­ton Monar­chs host ex­cit­ing re­gional soc­cer cham­pi­onship

Annapolis Valley Register - - SPORTS -

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.

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