Men’s semis set for Thurs­day

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - In March 7 ac­tion, McCrim­mon topped the – Sean Bray

The Glen­garry Soccer League’s se­nior men’s di­vi­sion one-game knock­out semifi­nals will be played at the dome in Alexan­dria, on Thurs­day, March 14.

Fig­ur­ing out the team match-ups re­quired a bit of math, as three of the four squads ended the reg­u­lar sea­son tied at 31 points.

Ac­cord­ing to the GSL con­sti­tu­tion, goal dif­fer­en­tial is used to break the dead­lock atop the ta­ble..

By that mea­sure, the Bar Flies get first place, at +16, ahead of Alexan­dria FC (+15), which of­fi­cially fin­ished sec­ond, and McCrim­mon (+7) in third.

In look­ing at head-to-head play over the course of the reg­u­lar sea­son, Alexan­dria FC had a record of 4-2 against the Bar Flies and was 3-2 ver­sus McCrim­mon. The Bar Flies and McCrim­mon split six meet­ings.

Pine Grove ended the cam­paign in fourth place, and as such, will take on the Bar Flies in Thurs­day’s first semi­fi­nal, at 7:30 p.m.

In the five reg­u­lar-sea­son meet­ings be­tween the clubs, the Bar Flies swept, col­lec­tively outscor­ing Pine Grove 25 to 10.

The sec­ond semi will fea­ture Alexan­dria FC and McCrim­mon, at 8:30 p.m.

Win­ners will ad­vance to the best-of-three cham­pi­onship se­ries, sched­uled for March 21 and 28, kick­ing off both nights at 7:30 p.m. Should a third match be needed, it will be played at a later date. Bar Flies 5-3, on the strength of goals from Matthew Watts ( 2), Shawn Vink, Rony Oder­matt, and Bryce Fraser. Kenny MacMil­lan scored all three for the Flies.

The evening’s other con­test saw Pine Grove take down Alexan­dria FC 6-2.

An­drew Ca­puto notched a hat trick for the win­ning side, with other goals from Con­nor Al­lard-Re­menda, Hugh Ma­cleod, and Colin Web­ster.

Sul­li­van Van Loon and Yale Chad­sey scored for Alexan­dria.

Fi­nal reg­u­lar-sea­son stand­ings

Bar Flies Alexan­dria FC McCrim­mon Pine Grove WTL 10 1 7 10 1 7 10 1 7 4 1 13 Pts. GD 31 16 31 15 31 7 13 -38

COSTA ZARIFI PHOTO

UN­DER PRES­SURE: The Bar Flies Kenny MacMil­lan is stopped by McCrim­mon goal­keeper Neil Wenger, in se­nior men’s soccer at the dome, as McCrim­mon’s David Suter sets up should there be a re­bound.

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