Close championship games in adult soccer leagues
The Swift Current Adult Indoor Soccer League wrapped up another season with two thrilling championship games.
The PSC men returned to the top of the league with their third title in four seasons when they defeated Selecta 3-1 in the championship match, capped by a diving header from John Thomliston for the gamewinning goal.
PSC had won the regular season title with a 15-1-0 record and then defeated the Millar Edge 8-1 in the semi-final. Selecta had placed third in the regular season with an 8-5-3 record before eliminating the sec- ond-place Timbits in a shootout in the semi-final.
Thomliston overcame a slow start to win his fourth consecutive Golden Boot with 24 goals this season. Teammate Connor Langridge finished second in league scoring with 18 goals, while Ricardo Bravo rounded out the PSC trio atop the scoring leaders with 17 goals.
The Spitting Llamas also lived up to their top seed in the playoffs as they defeated the Soup-A-Stars 2-1 to claim the first ever women's league title. Brittney Lamontagne scored the gamewinning goal for the Spitting Llamas, who were comprised primarily of U18 United players. They had topped the regular season standings with a 13-2-1 record and then defeated the Goal Diggers 8-0 in the semi-finals.
The Soup-A-Stars, the U16 United team, placed second in the regular season and then defeated the Millar Edge 3-2 on Brooke Vallee's overtime goal in the semi-final.
The Spitting Llamas' Santana Gowan made a late charge to win the Golden Boot with 11 goals this season, passing Vallee, who finished with 10 goals. Millar's Rachel Friesen finished third with eight goals.