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Digby’s U13 girls finish second in soccer finals


Published on August 29, 2017

U13 girls’ head coach Amy Theriault gave each of her players a medal and a kiss on forehead at the end of the hard fought match.

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DIGBY, NS – Digby’s U13 girls’ soccer team has finished second in their division after an extremely hard fought game Monday evening in Digby.

The team was matched against West Hants in the final game, held at the Digby Elementary School field.

Coached by first-time coach Amy Theriault and assistant coach Abbey Thomas, the Digby girls fought hard.

The game was well attended by parents and friends, who shouted encouragements to the players as the game progressed.

By halftime, no goals had been scored. By the end of the second period, the score remained at zero.

The game skipped overtime and went straight into a shootout, which was just as hard fought as the game.

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A Digby player does a throw-in as the game resumes after halftime.

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Digby offence hits the field hard as they push the ball up the field.

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The game was a close one, with the ball spending near equal amounts of time in each team’s zone.

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Another Digby player works to direct the ball away from their penalty area.

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With no goals scored by halftime, it was evident just how closely matched this game was.

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Lauren Sollows gets to the ball and pushes it up the field. The second half ended still with no score, so the game went to shootout.

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Digby’s player that scored at shootout. West Hants also scored soon after, once again tying the game.

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Digby’s goalie worked tirelessly, blocking shot after shot.

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She also took her own shot at the shootout. West Hants ultimately won the game in the end by one shootout goal.

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Both teams shook hands as medals were given out.

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Digby coaches Amy Theriault and Abbey Thomas were all smiles as they passed medals out to their team.

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After several rounds of shots and one goal for each team, West Hants scored to win the game.

Though obviously disappointed to not win, the girls gathered together to celebrate their second place finish.

Theriault was also saddened not to win, but happy at such a successful season overall.

“It’s hard to lose a game like this in a shootout, but we had a really great season – nothing to be disappointed about,” said Theriault.

“We’re really proud of our girls, especially since we had such a small team.”

Digby Area Soccer Association head Lisanne Turner was on hand to present medals to each coach to handout to players.

“You guys make me so proud,” said Theriault of her players.

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“Congratulations to both teams. What a hard fought game,” she said.

Theriault was obviously emotional as she thanked her players for a solid season.

“You all make me so proud,” said Theriault as she gave each of her players a medal with a kiss on the forehead.

Player Lauren Sollows celebrated with her friends and teammates as they received their medals.

“We did really good this year, and we’re all excited for it next year again,” she said.