The Colonel Gray Colonels swept the Paperflow Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association senior AAA soccer banners on Saturday.
The girls started the day with a 2-0 victory against the Charlottetown Rural Raiders and the boys capped off soccer Saturday by defeating the Raiders
1-0 in Charlottetown.
“It’s awesome because we lost to Rural twice (this year), so we came out and really wanted to win,” said Danielle Younker.
The Raiders defeated the Colonels 1-0 and on penalty kicks following a scoreless battle during the season.
In the championship game, the Colonels took a 1-0 lead late in the first half when a Raiders defender headed a ball over keeper Nicole McInnis.
Younker, a 16-year-old defender from Winsloe, would help set up the insurance marker in the second half when she passed the ball up to Emma Moore
“She kind of volleyed it into me and I one-timed it,” said goal-scorer Emma Clark, a 16-year-old Charlottetown resident. “I was pretty pumped.”
The Raiders, a big, physical team, had chances to score, but each time keeper Hailey Fleming was up to the test.
Colonels coach Glen Miller was pleased for his players, particularly the four Grade 12s (Kelly Green, Sasha Perry, Cally Gallant and Hannah O’Brien), who won bronze in Grade 10 and silver in Grade 11.
“I throw out a big shout out to my pass Colonel Gray girls who really helped to develop what we have been building every year here,” he said.
The Colonels have been a stingy team all season. It only allowed four goals in six regular season games and three of those were off of free kicks. Of the 15 games is played this year, only one team scored twice.
“Defensively, we had a very strong back line,” Miller said.
The Colonels have a strong nucleus returning for next year, including Grade 11s like Clark, Younker, Fleming and Cassie Feehan.
“They’re attitudes match their quality of play, they’re that good,” Miller said.
He added athletic director Chris Huggan and principal Kevin Whithrow are very supportive of the program.