Glen Ne­vis women oust Alexan­dria on penal­ties

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens -

BY SEAN BRAY Sports Ed­i­tor Third-ranked Glen Ne­vis ousted sec­ond-place Alexan­dria in the Glen­garry Soc­cer League’s se­nior women’s knock­out semi­fi­nal round last week to earn a spot in the cham­pi­onship se­ries.

The match was a marathon, de­cided on penalty kicks.

Alexan­dria’s Brae­lyn MacMaster drew the match even at 1-1, with a shot from just across the line that found its way through a crowd. That seemed to give the Bur­gundy- clad ladies some mo­men­tum, but they were un­able to cap­i­tal­ize.

Glen Ne­vis’ Joanna Booyink scored for her team in the first half.

A pair of five-minute over­time pe­ri­ods failed to de­cide to the game, so it was on to penal­ties.

Four of five Glen Ne­vis (Katie McDougald, Jes­sica McLeod, Lo­gan Leger, and Kyla Bur­wash) women were suc­cess­ful from the spot, to three for Alexan­dria (MacMaster, Julie Par­adis, and Vic­to­ria Vil­lalba).

The other March 19 semi­fi­nal was a de­cid­edly lop­sided af­fair, as Dun­ve­gan pasted Dal­hart 10-0. The vic­to­ri­ous side was led by Alexis De­mers, who scored four goals. Emma Bar­ton and Emily Mac­Don­ald con­trib­uted three each.

Cham­pi­onship se­ries

The GSL’s ti­tle se­ries, a be­stof-three, kicked off the day af­ter the semis, on March 20

Glen Ne­vis built a 2-0 lead, sur­pris­ing top-ranked Dun­ve­gan.

The Blue Shirts failed to find any of­fen­sive touch un­til the late go­ing, as Michelle DeRe­pentigny scored twice in the fi­nal five min­utes to draw her side even.

The game was even­tu­ally de­cided on penalty kicks, in favour of Glen Ne­vis.

In all, six dif­fer­ent mem­bers of Team Yel­low (Jes­sica McLeod, Mad­die Mac­Don­ald, Lo­gan Leger, Kal­ica Rose, Ash­ton Mac­Don­ald, and Katie McDougald) scored in the match. DeRe­pentigny pot­ted two from the spot, with Ava Gan­dia adding one.

Game two of the se­ries was sched­uled for last night, March 26, at the dome, with re­sults not avail­able prior to press time.

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The third match, should it be nec­es­sary, will be played March 28, at 8:30 p.m.


TURF TANGO: Whilst con­tend­ing with a crowded crease, Glen Ne­vis goal­keeper Ka­cie McCormick is tested by Alexan­dria’s Va­lerie Bougie, in GSL se­nior women’s semi­fi­nal ac­tion, at the dome in Alexan­dria.

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