Tagwi’s senior boys drop a pair
BY SEAN BRAY Sports Editor After kicking off the abbreviated SDGAA high school soccer season on May 6 with a hard-found 1-0 victory over Seaway, Tagwi’s senior boys struggled two days later on their home pitch, dropping a pair of matches.
First up, the Warriors were blanked 4-0 by St. Joseph’s.
Later, they tangled with l’Heritage, playing to a 6-2 loss.
The gusty winds favoured the Dragons in the first half, with the visitors taking advantage.
Early scrambly play led to two quick markers for the Green Shirts, as l’Heritage strove to boot the ball the length of the field, over defenders, to set up breakaways.
During a brief respite from the wind, Tagwi cut their deficit with a James Paul goal.
The teams settled into a kickand-run style for much of the rest of the match.
Brennan MacKillican rounded out the scoring late, for Tagwi.
Dominic Paquette had four goals for the Dragons, with the others notched by Caleb Génier and Nicholas Cléroux.
In other senior boys action last week, Char-Lan tied Tagwi 1-1. Brayden Dupuis notched the Crusaders goal, while didn’t receive information on the Warriors goal scorer.
Char-Lan was blanked 1-0 by la Citadelle, on a penalty kick.
As coach Sean O’Farrell puts it, the boys played well, but lacked finish.
GDHS’ senior boys pounded St. Lawrence 8-0 (names of goal scorers not available), on May 7, and shut out la Citadelle 2-0, on goals from Liam Filion and Dove Rickerd. Logan Keurentjes was in net for both shut-out wins.
The Gaels also hosed l’Heritage 4-0, with Hamish MacLeod scoring twice, while Bailey Pidgeon and Kenny MacMillan had singles.
Against North Dundas, it was much tighter, but nonetheless, the Gaels prevailed, winning 1-0, on Craig Van Loon’s goal.
As more results from all divisions come in, we will post them online at sportsintheglens.com
League play concludes on Friday, May 17, with playoffs set for May 22.
The senior girls soccer team began its season on May 6, playing to a 1-1 draw with Seaway. Annie Bender scored for the Warriors.
Two days later, the girls were shut out 4-0 by St. Joseph’s.
Wednesday also saw Char-Lan crush CCVS 7- 0 and North Dundas 8- 0. Gillian Corpet accounted for 10 goals in the May 8 action, with others from Sophia Lacey (2), Abbey Major, Quinn Mulhearn, and Brianna Fontaine.
May 9 saw the Crusaders play to a nil-nil tie with Tagwi and a 3-0 win over la Citadelle.
GDHS’ varsity team (combined senior and junior-eligible girls), on May 7, shut out St. Lawrence 5-0, on goals from Nadia Jeaurond ( 2), Shayla MacNaughton, Jayme McPherson, and Kayla McPherson.
The Gaels’ second contest of the day resulted in a hard-fought tie, says coach Kathleen Tonkin, with Brooke Lapierre scoring the lone Glengarry goal against la Citadelle.
Coach Tonkin adds that she’s been thrilled with the “excellent goaltending” from Olivia Roman.
On Thursday, versus l’Heritage, the Gaels prevailed 2-0, both goals scored by J. McPherson.
Against North Dundas, Glengarry’s offence took centre stage, as the girls trounced the Devils 7-0. Markswomen were Jeaurond (3), Shae Lynn Dicaire, MacNaughton, K. McPherson, and Kristen McRae.
Char-Lan’s junior girls team got off to a tough start, dropping a 7-0 decision to Holy Trinity, on May 7. No goal scoring information was available to
The Crusaders picked up their first win on Friday, blanking St. Joseph’s 4-0, on the strength of two goals from Fiona MacDonald and singles by Olivia Kember and Grace Eamer.
Their other May 10 action finished up as a rain-soaked 1-0 loss to les Patriotes.
Meanwhile, the junior Warriors beat the Panthers 3-0, backstopped by goalkeeper Fiona Freeland. Nevynn Witteveen scored twice, and Kiera Speck-Meek had one.
Versus la Citadelle, Tagwi won 3-1, with Emiley Norman scoring twice. Witteveen notched one.
On Friday, in the rain, which coach Ashley Herrington says her girls loved, the Warriors tied the Falcons 2- 2. McRae and Witteveen had the Tagwi goals.
May 13 saw Tagwi host HT in a 2-0 loss. Hailey Kelly and Tegan Setterington scored the goals.
Char-Lan junior boys coach Kevin O’Farrell says his Crusaders endured some hard-fought battles last week, getting goals from a variety of players along with solid goaltending by Mac McRae.
Results were a 3-2 win over the Falcons, a 4-0 loss to the Gaels, a 2-1 victory against St. Joseph’s, and a 4-2 doubling of la Citadelle.
HT’s goal scorers in the CharLan game were Hunter Kalp and Massimo Manufo.
In the Gaels game versus the Crusaders, Jason Gingras, Andrew MacMaster, Callum Nystrom, and Josh Santourian scored. Goalkeeper Rowan MacPherson was in net to record the shutout.
Other results: HT 1 (JJ Dixon) vs. SJ 0, HT 1 (Jacob Demontigny) vs. GDHS 0, Tagwi 2 ( Innis Kippen, Landown Brownlee) vs. HT 0, Tagwi 2 (Brownlee, Jacob Nolan) vs. GDHS 1 (unidentified), la Citadelle 3 vs. GDHS 0, Tagwi 2 (Brody Villeneuve, Nolan) vs. HT 2 (Fletcher Chaffee 2).
HOME TURF: Tagwi senior boys soccer team member Martin Ruddy (blue / white jersey) fends off the challenge of Heritage’s Vincent Blais, as he drives to the net for a scoring chance, in SDGAA league play, on the Warriors’ home pitch.
A-’ HEAD’ OF THE GAME: Emiley Norman, of Tagwi’s junior girls soccer team, gives it her all to clear a ball off a Holy Trinity corner kick, as she’s surrounded by a trio of Falcons, including Meg Sommerville, left, Brejana Kisnics and Julia Allan.