Borges' OT heroics lift Springhill to bronze

Darrell Cole
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Pugwash girls claim silver, Pugwash boys and Amherst girls claim bronze

SPRINGHILL - Romero Borges' shot from the left side early into overtime eluded the Dalbrae Academy keeper and lifted the Springhill High Golden Eagles to a 3-2 win in the consolation final at the NSSAF Division 3 boys soccer championships here Saturday.

Borges' overtime heroics came five minutes into the extra frame after David Burke tied the game with his second goal of the contest as time was running out.

Dalbrae held 1-0 and 2-1 leads before the Golden Eagles rallied.

"We've been a second half team all season," Springhill coach Chuck Ellis said. "When we get into overtime, we tend to end it early."

Lohen Campbell and Kenzie Beaton replied for Dalbrae Academy.

The win was solid consolation for the Golden Eagles, who were dropped 3-2 by New Germany in semifinal action on Friday.

Borges and Tyler Collins scored for Springhill in the loss while Travis Bishop, who scored the winner in extra time; Kyle Sabean and Justin Hurtle scored for New Germany.

"I thought we played well and could've won the game with a couple of breaks," Ellis said.

Bridgetown won their second consecutive provincial banner earlier Saturday with a 4-0 win over New Germany as Jeremy Bent, Cale Saunders, Geoff Burke and Alex Neily each scored for the winners.

Bridgetown moved into the semifinal with a 2-0 win over Dalbrae with Saunders and Dennis Frost each scoring one goal.

In other soccer action, the Amherst Regional High School Vikettes got a goal from Marlon Smith midway through the first half en route to a 1-0 win over King's Edgehill to claim the Division 2 girls consolation title.

Amherst lost 5-0 to Central Kings in semifinal action on Friday. Host South Colchester defeated Central Kings in the final on Saturday.

In Division 4 girls play, Pugwash dropped a 2-1 decision to Inverness in the gold medal game on Saturday. Last year, Pugwash defeated Inverness to win their first ever girls soccer tile.

Pugwash won their opener 6-0 over host Lunenburg with Bobbi Weeks and Shelby Tuttle each scoring two goals. Matina Jost and Toni McKellar each had single goals.

Saturday's goal scorers were unavailable.

In boys play in Halifax, Pugwash defeated Oxford in a shootout to win the bronze medal on Saturday. Pugwash lost 1-0 to Armbrae Academy in one semifinal on Friday while Andrew Hicks and Nick Dormiedy each scored for Oxford in a 4-2 loss to Pictou in the other semifinal.

Organizations: Dalbrae Academy, Springhill High Golden Eagles, NSSAF Division Amherst Regional High School Vikettes Armbrae Academy

Geographic location: Pugwash, New Germany, Inverness Halifax

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