Gaels boys 10-0, host playoffs
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor What a season it has already been for the senior boys soccer team at Glengarry District High School, but as the saying goes, the real work begins now, with playoff action.
The Gaels completed a perfect regular- season campaign last week, chalking up two more shutout victories on May 16, to finish with a 10-0 record.
The lone goal allowed during the season came off a penalty kick. In all, Glengarry outscored opponents 46 to 1.
Amongst other noteworthy achievements, the Gaels beat St. Joseph’s, the top ‘AA’ team in regular-season play, handing the Panthers their only loss.
That win over SJ came on their home field last Wednesday, when Liam MacDonald’s tally stood as all the Gaels would need, as the boys notched a 1-0 victory over the Cornwall powerhouse.
The other May 16 victory went into the books as a 9-0 thrashing of Seaway. Bailey Pidgeon had a hat trick, and Hamish MacLeod scored twice, with singles counted by Brennan Nadeau, Cameron MacDonald, Cameron Poirier, and Liam Filion.
Glengarry head coach Glen Campbell, reflecting on what’s been accomplished so far this spring, says, “I'm really happy with the way the boys played. The playoffs are a whole new season, and we are taking nothing for granted, as there are so many good teams in our division.”
Char-Lan takes second
The Crusaders capped off their spring regular-season action with a 1-0 victory over la Citadelle, with Landon Fraser the goal scorer.
Char-Lan’s final record is 8-2, with losses to the Gaels and St. Joseph’s. The Crusaders scored 35 goals this season, to five against.
In the third seed are the Warriors, who last Wednesday concluded the schedule with a pair of matches on their home pitch.
Up first was a 3-1 loss to Holy Trinity. James Paul had the Tagwi goal, while scoring for the Falcons were Cole Besner, Zach Mohammed, and Bennet Mesman.
Later, the boys edged la Citadelle 2-1, riding a pair of markers from Tanner Brugmans. Tagwi ends up 6-4. Les Patriotes get the fourth and final playoff spot, at 5-5.