Ardens clinch tenth straight league title
The Swift Current Comp. Ardens defeated the Weyburn Eagles 5-2 to clinch a 10th consecutive Moose Jaw High School Soccer League championship on Tuesday.
The second-seeded Ardens scored four second-half goals to upset the top-seeded Eagles after a sluggish opening 45 minutes.
Bryn Haubrich and Jannae Carlson each scored twice, while MJ Anderson added a goal and two assists. Juliana Whalen earned the win in goal.
Weyburn took the lead with a shot from distance in the third minute. The Ardens tied the game in the 16th minute when Haubrich slammed home a free kick from just outside the penalty area.
“I feel like we played really bad the first couple minutes and then we picked it up. The second half we really picked it up and played really good in the second half,” said Anderson, a grade 11 co-captain.
The Ardens took control of the game early in the second half when Carlson scored in the 48th minute on a breakaway and Haubrich danced around a defender in the box and converted to the far corner in the 51st minute. Anderson tallied in the 60th minute to make it 4-1. Weyburn replied in the 70th minute, but Carlson sealed the game in the 75th minute with another breakaway goal.
The host Ardens clinched a spot at Provincials with a 4-0 win over the Yorkton Regional Raiders on Friday afternoon at 3A South Regionals. Carlson led the Ardens with two goals and two assists.
Haubrich and Anderson also scored, while Kaitlyn Berggren and Juliana Serrano Martinez picked up assists. Whalen earned the shutout in goal.
Saturday, the Ardens took an early lead on a Carlson goal, but lost 4-1 to the Weyburn Eagles.
The Ardens will head to Prince Albert for 3A Provincials on Friday and Saturday.