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Antigonish Celtics compete in provincials

The Antigonish U-13 Celtics made it to the bronze medal game during provincial play in Cole Harbour Sept. 1 and 2.
The Antigonish U-13 Celtics made it to the bronze medal game during provincial play in Cole Harbour Sept. 1 and 2. - Contributed

ANTIGONISH, N.S. - A couple of Antigonish Celtics female soccer teams competed in provincial action, during the Labour Day weekend.

The U-13 Celtics, playing in Cole Harbour, started their tournament with a 2-0 shutout win versus UDFC.

Scoring for Antigonish were Maggie Peters and Mya Artibello, with keeper Bree Macpherson recording the shutout.

The team was on the opposite end of that 2-0 score in their next two games, versus Central and Valley United, which placed them in the bronze medal contest.

“After a long, hard battle, the girls lost 1-0 in overtime, with only two minutes to spare in the bronze medal game,” a recap emailed to the Casket noted.

“The girls played with injuries, but with a lot of heart and determination. They should be proud of the way they played.”

The recap goes on to note coach Mary-Beth Corsten took time out of her weekend of moving into her university residence, to guide the team.

“Aevan MacDonald and Rebecca Lambke also coached throughout the year, but couldn’t attend provincials because of university commitments, so Scott MacKinnon stepped in and coached the final game,” the note reads. “Coaches and girls should be very proud of themselves ... parents and fans definitely are.”

U-15

The other Celtics' team in provincial play was the U-15 girls who ended up in sixth place, against strong competition, playing in Sackville.  

The team started off their tournament with a great effort, coming up just short in a 1-0 loss to the Truro-based CC Riders.

In their next game, the team was defeated 4-0 by East Hants which put them in the fifth-sixth game, where they were edged by Central, by the score of 3-1.  


   


 

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