Gaels boys kick off season 4-0
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor Glengarry District High School’s senior boys soccer team kicked off its 2018 SDGAA season in fine form, sporting a 4-0 record as the Gaels get set to host Tagwi today, May 9.
On Monday, in Williamstown, the boys, playing their southern rivals, Char-Lan, bagged a pair of early goals, before settling in for a 2- 0 victory over the Crusaders.
Aaron Keurentjes accounted for both Glengarry markers.
Char-Lan’s best chance of cracking the goose egg came a few minutes into the second half, when the boys capitalized on a rebound, booting it into the net. However, the play was ruled offside, nullifying the apparent goal.
From there, the Gaels’ defence stiffened, largely keeping the Crusaders at bay.
Earlier in the day, the Gaels spanked Holy Trinity 5-0, on the strength of goals from Liam Filion, Matthew Houlzet, Bailey Pidgeon, Liam MacDonald, and Brennan Nadeau.
David MacMaster backstopped both shut-out victories.
The Gaels opened their season on May 4, with a 9-0 thrashing of CCVS and a 4-1 win over l’Heritage.
Today, in Alexandria, the GD boys are booked to take on Tagwi at 10:45 a.m. and St. Lawrence at 3:45 p.m.
The loss on Monday for CharLan’s senior boys was their first of the season, dropping the Crusaders’ record to 3-1.
The boys split the day, by blanking Holy Trinity 3- 0. Trevor Spence led the attack with a pair of goals, while Colin MacDonald scored one.
Last Friday, Char-Lan scored a pair of 3-0 wins, getting past North Dundas and l’Heritage.
Holy Trinity is also scheduled to host soccer today (May 9), with the boys sporting a record of 1-2-1. Last Friday, the Falcons beat Seaway 4-2 and tied North Dundas 1-1.
Monday’s senior girls play in Williamstown left this sports writer somewhat confused, as Char-Lan beat Glengarry, which got past Holy Trinity, which toppled Char-Lan.
The Crusaders win over the Gaels was a 1-0 decision, on a Gillian Corbet tally. The result improved Char-Lan’s record to 1-1 on the season, after a 4-1 loss earlier in the day to the Falcons.
Char-Lan’s Fiona MacDonald had the lone marker for her side, while Kelly Brissary notched a hat trick for the Falcons. Emma Van der Burg also struck for HT.
With a 4-0 win last Friday, Holy Trinity’s girls now have a 2-1 record.
The Falcons’ lone blemish so far came against the Gaels, a 4-1 result on Monday. Shayla MacNaughton paced the Glengarry attack with a pair of goals, the others coming from Brianna Van Loon and Jayme McPherson. Replying for HT was Dara Laframboise.
Last Friday, the Gaels scored a 3-0 victory over CCVS.
Glengarry’s girls enter play today, at home, with a 2-1 record.
Other week one results: Tagwi boys 2 vs. North Dundas 1, Tagwi boys 2 vs. Seaway 0, Tagwi girls 2 vs. Seaway 0, North Dundas boys 2 vs. Seaway 2, North Dundas boys 4 vs. St. Lawrence 3, CCVS boys 3 vs. Seaway 2, Seaway girls 2 vs. CCVS 1.
May 9 schedule
At GDHS in Alexandria today, there’s a full day of action, beginning at 9:30 a.m., when the host Gaels girls will take on Tagwi.
The remainder of the schedule is as follows: 10:45 a.m. GD boys vs. Tagwi, noon Tagwi girls vs. St. Lawrence, 1:15 p.m. Tagwi boys vs. St. Lawrence, 2:30 p.m. GD girls vs. St. Lawrence, 3: 45 p. m. GD boys vs. St. Lawrence.
At Holy Trinity, girls and boys teams from CCVS and St. Joseph’s will be visiting.
Meanwhile, Char-Lan’s squads will be playing at Seaway.
On May 11, there’s a day of matches at Tagwi, involving CCVS and Char-Lan.
Also that day, Holy Trinity is booked to host l’Heritage and St. Lawrence.
Monday, May 14 will see games hosted by St. Lawrence (with Char-Lan and St. Joseph’s teams) and GDHS ( involving North Dundas and la Citadelle).