Senior boys soccer advance to next qualifier
Knotek scores four for Mariners
Digby senior boys soccer teams is one step closer to provincials.
The Mariners beat the Shelburne Rebels 4-2 in Digby on Thursday, evening, Oct. 18.
Shelburne scored first but then halfway through the first, Digby centre forward Lucas Knotek went on a rampage—putting away three goals in less than five minutes.
Shelburne pushed hard in the second half and managed to bring it within one.
Knotek then dribbled through five Shelburne defenders and shot it past the goalie to make it 4-2.
The Mariners have one more qualifier this Thursday, OCt. 25 in Kentville against New Germany.
If they win that, they will advance to the provincial quarterfinals in Kennetcook against Hants North. If they win that, they are in the provincials tournament.
Senior girls bow out 3-2
The soccer season has ended for the Digby Regional High School senior girls.
They lost 3-2 in Liverpool on Thursday evening, Oct. 18.
Liverpool scored first and Rachel Gidney just managed to tie it up before the half off a corner kick.
Liverpool took the lead again in the second. Kristine McNeil had the answer for that. She scored on a direct kick from 30 yards out on the left side. She put the ball into the top corner just over the keeper’s fingers.
Digby dug deep, says coach Charlotte Sabean, and played a tough second half but with seven minutes left, Liverpool got the winner.
Junior boys downed Annapolis 8-0—
Play Bridgetown home and home this week
Digby’s junior boys are taking on Bridgetown in a home-and-home series this week.
Last week they defeated Annapolis 8-0 in Annapolis on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Noah Thomas had a hat trick for Digby, Nathan Janson and Brody Merritt had two goals, and Ryan Doucette had one.
Riley LeBlanc earned the shut out.
The junior boys host Bridgetown at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and go down the road on Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Bridgetown ends Digby junior girls soccer season
The junior girls’ soccer season has ended.
The girls hosted Bridgetown Wednesday, Oct. 17 for a must-win playoff qualifier.
Bridgetown won 4-1 and ended the season for Digby.
The Digby girls kept it close for most of the game. They ended the first half down just 2-1, thanks to a big hustle goal from forward Miriam Amirault.
She let a hard shot go from just outside the 18-yard box and followed her shot in. The Bridgetown goalie fumbled the shot, Amirault got in behind her and put Digby on the scorebaord.