Lag­gan ladies take semi­fi­nal lead on ex­tra time goal

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Ed­i­tor On a Tues­day hu­mid evening on the Lochiel pitch, 90 min­utes of score­less soc­cer meant game one of the Glen­garry Soc­cer League’s se­nior women’s semi­fi­nal opener be­tween Lag­gan and Char-Lan FC would need ex­tra time to de­cide mat­ters.

But it didn’t take long to de­cide the July 31 con­test.

Just four min­utes into the ad­di­tional pe­riod of play, Lag­gan had a cor­ner kick op­por­tu­nity. The ball sailed into a crowded goal box, ca­reen­ing off bod­ies, be­fore Jen Ste­wart was able to knock it into the net for the 1-0 win.

Through­out the match, the teams traded scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Early in the se­cond half, Lag­gan keeper Vic­to­ria Vil­lalba made two solid stops to keep Char-Lan off the score­sheet. At the other end of the field, the Black Shirts had a ter­ri­to­rial edge, but shots missed the mark or found the arms of goalie Rylee Leger.

Game two of this se­ries was sched­uled to be played last night, Aug. 7, at North Lan­caster Park. Check our web­site sportsinth­e­ for an up­date.

Should it be needed, a third match will

NEXT DEAD­LINE: Mon­day, Aug. 13, noon

take to the field at Lochiel on Sun­day, Aug. 12, start­ing at 8:30 p.m.

Dun­ve­gan vs. Glen Sand­field

In the other semi­fi­nal se­ries, Dun­ve­gan scored a de­ci­sive 9-0 win, on goals from Michelle DeRe­pentigny (5), Ava Gan­dia (3), and Robyn Gan­dia.

Game two was booked for last night.

Cham­pi­onship sched­ule

Dates re­served for the best-of-five GSL fi­nal se­ries are Aug. 14, 16, and 21. All are 8:30 p.m. starts. There will be a new cham­pion this year, as the 2017 ti­tlist, Glen Ne­vis, didn’t field a squad for the 2018 cam­paign.

The York Re­gion Pipe Band Mod­ern Tar­tan.

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