Dun­ve­gan strives to re­main per­fect

The Glengarry News - - Sports In The Glens - News

BY STEVENWARB­URTON

Staff Now that the Dun­ve­gan Se­nior Women’s soc­cer team has fin­ished the regular sea­son with a per­fect 12-0-0 record, the squad will, once again, chal­lenge for the cham­pi­onship once Glen­garry Soc­cer League play­offs be­gin next week.

The first-place Dun­ve­gan team will host Maxville at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6. At the same time, the sec­ond place team from Lag­gan will host Van­kleek Hill at the Lochiel big field. Game 2 for both pair­ings will take place the fol­low­ing Tues­day, Aug. 13, at 8:30 p.m. at Alexan­dria Park and the Van­kleek Hill Col­le­giate In­sti­tute Field. Should the se­ries re­quire a de­cid­ing third game, the fi­nales will be played on Thurs­day, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. in Dun­ve­gan and Lochiel.

It was a ban­ner year for Dun­ve­gan. Not only did the team go un­de­feated, the side didn’t even sur­ren­der one goal. Through­out the course of the 12-game sea­son, which started July 23 with A 8-0 shutout of Glen Sand­field, the team went on to reg­is­ter 78 tal­lies and fin­ished the year with a per­fect 36 points. Run­ner-up Lag­gan fin­ished with a 9-0-3 record. Van­kleek Hill was 2-1-8, Maxville 2-2-8 and Glen Sand­field 2-1-9.

In the se­nior men’s league, things aren’t so lop­sided as a mere 11 points sep­a­rate the top seeded Glen Sand­field team (6-2-3) from the fourth place team in Dun­ve­gan (3-0-8.) The other two teams are Alexan­dria FC (5-3-3) and Alexan­dria 5-1-5. Play­offs be­gin on Aug. 7, but the matchups will be de­ter­mined af­ter the fi­nal regular sea­son games tonight, July 31, at 8:30 p.m.. Alexan­dria FC hosts Dun­ve­gan at Is­land Park in Alexan­dria at 8:30 p.m. while Glen Sand­field hosts Alexan­dria at the Lochiel Big Field.

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