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Digby Senior Girls headed to regional qualifiers


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The Digby Mariners senior girls soccer team are headed to regional qualifiers.

The girls tied the Bridgetown Trojans at the DRHS field 3-3 on Monday Oct. 7.

The tie game left the two teams tied for second place behind Middleton.

Ties in the standings are first settled by total goals for and against from all league games between the two teams but this was their first match this year.

Second means of breaking a tie is to compare league goals for.

Digby had one more goal for although Bridgetown has one less goals against.

Digby had the gusty wind at their back for the first half, enabling their goalie Lydia Ross to dropkick the ball not only over half, but twice it rolled all the way to the opposing keeper.

Still Digby generated few chances and the score remained at zeros until the second.

Once Bridgetown got the wind out of their face they went right to work scoring goals.

They scored their first only three minutes into the second half.

Bridgetown hit the Digby goal post six times total during the game.

The fourth time paid off with a bounce that landed right at the feet of one of their players. She beat Ross with a low hard shot from in close to put Bridgetown up by two.

Digby really only started to develop a sustained offence with about 15 minutes left.

The Digby offence had several good chances before Morgan Milbury put them on the scoreboard with 12 minutes left in the game. She surprised the Bridgetown keeper with a high shot from just outside the 18-yard box.

Not five minutes later Milbury made another long run with the ball down the left wing and this time knocked a cross through the 18-yard box.

Holly Burrell kept that ball in and smashed the ball at the Bridgetown net. The Bridgetown goalie got a hand on it but Milbury swooped in and tied the game 2-2.

Bridgetown answered that immediately with a goal of their own, again using the post as a twelfth player.

Digby’s Rachel Creighton who had battled a much larger Bridgetown defence all game, had enough left to tie it up for Digby with just three minutes remaining.

The Mariners play in Barrington on Saturday, Oct. 12. The winner there advances to Regionals.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

The Digby Mariners senior girls soccer team are headed to regional qualifiers.

The girls tied the Bridgetown Trojans at the DRHS field 3-3 on Monday Oct. 7.

The tie game left the two teams tied for second place behind Middleton.

Ties in the standings are first settled by total goals for and against from all league games between the two teams but this was their first match this year.

Second means of breaking a tie is to compare league goals for.

Digby had one more goal for although Bridgetown has one less goals against.

Digby had the gusty wind at their back for the first half, enabling their goalie Lydia Ross to dropkick the ball not only over half, but twice it rolled all the way to the opposing keeper.

Still Digby generated few chances and the score remained at zeros until the second.

Once Bridgetown got the wind out of their face they went right to work scoring goals.

They scored their first only three minutes into the second half.

Bridgetown hit the Digby goal post six times total during the game.

The fourth time paid off with a bounce that landed right at the feet of one of their players. She beat Ross with a low hard shot from in close to put Bridgetown up by two.

Digby really only started to develop a sustained offence with about 15 minutes left.

The Digby offence had several good chances before Morgan Milbury put them on the scoreboard with 12 minutes left in the game. She surprised the Bridgetown keeper with a high shot from just outside the 18-yard box.

Not five minutes later Milbury made another long run with the ball down the left wing and this time knocked a cross through the 18-yard box.

Holly Burrell kept that ball in and smashed the ball at the Bridgetown net. The Bridgetown goalie got a hand on it but Milbury swooped in and tied the game 2-2.

Bridgetown answered that immediately with a goal of their own, again using the post as a twelfth player.

Digby’s Rachel Creighton who had battled a much larger Bridgetown defence all game, had enough left to tie it up for Digby with just three minutes remaining.

The Mariners play in Barrington on Saturday, Oct. 12. The winner there advances to Regionals.

jriley@digbycourier.ca

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