Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Senior Girls Kickoff on the Right Foot

Grade 9 student Abby Underhill playing
 against NSER players
The Senior Girls soccer team are kicking off the season on the right foot as they are currently sitting at no losses, with one win and two ties. They first hit the field October 21 on their home field, landing themselves a tie of 0-0 with their rival team, Sunny Corner, resulting in Layla Hallihan's first of three shutouts of the season. 

The following Tuesday, they came out on top with a 3-0 triumph over Baie-Sainte-Anne, additionally on the home field. Grade 11 striker Dakota Curtis led the way with 2 goals followed by grade 12 mid-field Reese Urquhart with 1 goal. The girls showed great improvement from the first game and maintained possession of the ball 75% of the time. 

In their most recent game, the Blackville Eagles challenged CNBA on their home turf in Boiestown. It was a close call but they came out with their second tie of 0-0.

Although the game has changed since last fall as a result of Covid-19, the girls are just happy they are able to compete. With a smaller league and no Regionals or Provincials, the game has adapted to be pandemic friendly. Close contact has been minimized with all players exempt from touching the ball.

"I think they did a good job, trying to make the game as normal as possible, but it is still disappointing that in my last year of high school there is no competitive play. Especially since I really had my sights set on provincial champs this year," said soccer co-captain and grade 12 student Reese Urquhart. 

"The season is going well, we are competing even though it is a different type of season with Covid restrictions, but I feel like we are going to finish the season strong," noted Matthew Sturgeon, High School Girls Soccer coach.

The girls next see the field Thursday, October 15 in NSER for their fourth game of the season.

by Andrea Lynch