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At Atlantic soccer championships in Moncton
MONCTON, N.B. – The P.E.I. under-15 boys have secured a spot in the championship game of the Bell Aliant Atlantic soccer championships.
P.E.I. claimed a spot in the final with their second shutout victory over Nova Scotia – a 2-0 decision.
With Newfoundland and Labrador also having a 2-0 (won-lost) record at the end of action on Day 2, the teams will play each other in the last game of the round robin on Monday, and again on Tuesday in the gold-medal match.
In Game 1 on Saturday, Jugraj Singh scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over New Brunswick, and Isaac Wolters registered the clean sheet.
Against Nova Scotia on Sunday, Andrew Stewart and Santiago Gomez scored for Team P.E.I., which received another shutout from Wolters.
The P.E.I. under-16 boys dropped a 3-1 decision to Nova Scotia on Sunday, with Gabe Inman picking up the goal.
A 2-1 victory over New Brunswick on Saturday, keyed by a two-goal performance by Roan Saengmeng, means P.E.I. will battle Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday for a berth in Tuesday’s final.
In girls’ action in Halifax, N.S., the under-15 and under-16 squads have 1-1 (won-lost) records following Sunday’s action.
The under-15 team posted a 5-1 victory over New Brunswick on Saturday, and suffered a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday.
Heidi Lauwerijssen and Haillie Cormier recorded two goals each, and Renee Arsenault had the single marker in their victory on Saturday. Lauwerijssen netted the lone goal against Newfoundland and Labrador.
The under-16 squad lost on opening day 3-2 against New Brunswick. Emily Cormier scored both goals for the Island squad.
P.E.I. rebounded for a 3-1 victory over Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday. Caitlyn McCloskey (2) and Phoebe Mitchell provided P.E.I’s goals.
Both Island teams will battle Nova Scotia on Monday to see if they can get into the gold-medal matches on Tuesday.