Ar­dens clinch tenth straight league ti­tle

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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.

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