GSL women’s champ could be decided Thurs.
The Glengarry Soccer League’s senior women’s best-of-three final series is underway, as top-seeded Dunvegan is battling upstart Glen Nevis.
The series opener was booked for last night (Aug. 15), with game two set for tomorrow, Aug. 17, on the Lochiel pitch. Start time will be 8:30 p.m.
Should it be needed, a third match will be played in Dunvegan, on Aug. 22.
Dunvegan is the defending champion, having last year dis- patched Vankleek Hill for the crown.
The 2017 playoff semifinal saw the Blue Shirts get past CharLan FC in three games.
The opener went in Dunvegan’s favour, 3-1, but Char-Lan drew even with a win in the second contest, prevailing by the same score. Kelly McLeod scored twice to pace the victors in the Aug. 8 game, with Krista Chaddock notching the other Char-Lan tally. Replying for Dunvegan was Robyn Gandia.
That set the stage for the deciding battle two days later.
Char-Lan player Logan Leger tells The News that her team was playing short, in what was her first game back after recovery from a fractured foot. Katherine Oeggerli found the back of the net for Char-Lan’s lone goal, while Emily MacDonald paced the Dunvegan offence, with a pair. Also scoring were Michelle DeRepentigny and Ava Gandia, in what finished up as a 4-1 win for Dunvegan.
In the other semi, Glen Nevis began with a 2-1 victory over Laggan, but Team Black replied
to win game two by the same margin. Breanna MacGillivray and Meaghan McDougald potted goals for the winning side, while Jessica McLeod had the lone tally the other way.
In game three, Laggan put up a goose egg, as Glen Nevis’ Alexia Chaumont scored twice. Michelle Owens MacMillan opened the scoring late in the first half with a beautiful header that would turn out to be the game-winning marker, as Glen Nevis went on to prevail 3-0.
Lisa MacDonald backstopped the shut-out win.