Pugwash boys win regionals
The Pugwash District High Panthers claimed the NSSAF Division 4 boy's Northumberland Regional soccer championship last weekend with a 4-0 win over Pictou Academy in Pictou.
Matt Blakie had two goals and Adrian MacDonald and Jordan MacAulay had singles for Pugwash.
Kris Allen earned the shutout.
Pugwash earned a spot in the final with a 4-3 overtime win over North Colchester from Tatamagouche last Thursday. Pictou defeated Parrsboro 5-0 in the other semifinal.
Pugwash will host a qualifier game this weekend against the winner of a game between Colchester Christian Academy and Notre Dame Academy-Cape Breton Highlands.
A win will sent the Panthers to the provincials at Sacred Heart School in Halifax.
Meanwhile in girl's action in Pugwash, Samantha Champagne's goal in the shootout was the difference as Pictou Academy nipped the host Pugwash District High Lady Panthers 4-3.
Karli Boyd scored two goals for Pugwash while Matina Jost added a single marker with Danielle Cyr scoring all three goals for the Pictou school. She forced overtime off a penalty kick in the game's dying minutes.
In the consolation game, Alex Underwood scored in overtime as North Colchester defeated Oxford 2-1.
Pugwash advanced to the final with a 2-0 win over North Colchester on Thursday. Karli Boyd scored both goals for Pugwash.
Pictou Academy defeated Oxford in the other semifinal.
Pugwash now enters qualifying action with a game against the winner of Baddeck's game against Oxford this weekend.
The nine-member Advocate District High Lady Coyotes are also in the mix after defeating Colchester Christian Academy 5-1 earlier this week behind the four-goal performance of Meggie Spicer.
Maddie Currie got what proved to be the winner just before halftime while Emma Goodwin made a stop off a penalty shot when the score was 1-1.
The provincial championships are at Armbrae Academy in Halifax in a week.
In Division 2 play, the Amherst Regional High School Vikettes will host the winner of a game between West Kings and Forest Heights for the right to attend the provincial championship tournament at Central Kings.
Division 3 play will see Springhill host the winner of a game between Bridgetown and Ecole Carrefour this weekend with the winner advancing to the provincial tournament in Digby.