Tough day for Nova Scotia at Canada Games

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - Nova Scotia's boys rugby team is playing for fifth place at best at the 2009 Canada Games.
The squad's 10-5 loss to P.E.I. Wednesday dropped the Bluenosers to 0-4 and last in their pool of the bottom five teams.
They play Manitoba (2-2) and Quebec (1-3) today.
"The scores haven't really reflected the tightness of our matches,"?Truro's Mike Candolini said.
"They have been close and we've been playing really
physical."
But Candolini said the team's inexperience is hurting it.
"We've just been making small mistakes and haven't been generating much offence but our defence has been holding strong."
Candolini said he and his teammates can be successful if they keep up that strong defence.
"We should be able to pound them off the ball and get some points on the board."
Nova Scotia suffered a 12-0 defeated to Manitoba earlier in the tournament.
Girls Basketball - Nova Scotia defeated P.E.I. 73-52 improving their record to 2-2. Truro's Darren Gerrior is manager for the team.
Girls Soccer - Nova Scotia fell 1-0 to British Columbia to sit second in their pool at 1-1. Truro's Shanice Maxwell is a member of the team.
Girls Softball - Nova Scotia fell 7-1 to Quebec. Lower Onslow's Meghan Brown was 1-for-2. North River's Katie Munro and Truro's Alicia MacKinnon are also members of the team.
Team Tennis Mixed - Brookside's Stephanie Bagnell fell 6-2, 6-3 to Saskatchewan's Lisa Zhao in girl's singles.
Truro's Farina Rafiq and doubles partner Julia Gray defeated Kim Hartwig and Kendell Pon of Saskatchewan 7-6, 4-6, 10-7.
Truro's Dennis Keaveney and doubles partner Brendan Nickerson handed Saskatchewan's Quin Pon and Jonathan Waslen a 7-6, 6-1 setback.
Individual Tennis - Bagnell lost 6-3, 6-0 to Ontario's Katerina Paliivets.

Organizations: Canada Games

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Quebec Saskatchewan British Columbia North River Ontario

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