Valley Tier 1 soccer finds early going tough

John Decoste
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Kings County Advertiser/Register

May 30 was a busy day for Valley United Tier 1 soccer teams, with eight of the 12 Valley teams seeing action. It was also not that successful a day, with only three wins.

The wins were recorded by the U-16 girls and U-16 boys, as well as the U-12 girls.

The U-16 girls blanked Halifax City 1-0, with Emily Nickerson scoring the goal and Vanessa Robertson earning the shutout. Entering play this past weekend, the U-16 girls had a win and a draw in their two games.

The U-16 boys edged Halifax County 3-2, with Luke Doucet, Corey Cadeau and Calum MacRae doing the scoring.

The U-14 boys scored their first win of the season to go along with a pair of ties.

In U-12 play, the U-12 girls shut out Dunbrack 2-0, with Shay Beaton scoring both goals and Mia Timmons earning the shutout. The U-12 boys lost their game 3-0 to Halifax City.

The U-14 B boys were smacked 6-0 by South Shore to fall to 0-2 on the season. The U-14 B girls lost 3-0 to South Shore to also fall to 0-2. The U-14 A girls also lost their game, 4-0 to Suburban, falling to 0-2.

The Valley Kings Arms senior men’s team was the other Valley squad to see action May 30, dropping a 1-0 decision to Halifax Dunbrack City Mazda. The senior men fell to 0-2 with the loss.

The Valley U-14 A boys, not scheduled to play on the May 30 weekend, remained last in their division with an 0-3-1 record.

The Valley senior women, also off May 30, had played to a draw in their only league game so far.

The U-18 schedule was set to get underway June 5, with the Valley fielding both boys’ and girls’ U-18 teams. First action for both Valley teams is set for June 12 in Cape Breton.

Valley United also announced a number of Valley players have been chosen to 2010 provincial youth teams in their respective age groups: Julia Collins and Jessica Shaffelburg in U-14 girls, Gilliane Gates and Kerriann Schofield in U-15 girls, Tessa Fudge, Emily Nickerson and Kinsella Noseworthy-Smith in U-16 girls; William Warren in U-13 boys, Kieran Collins, Cody Holland and Logan McNeill in U-15 boys; and Corey Cadeau in U-16 boys.

Organizations: The Valley Kings Arms, Valley United

Geographic location: Halifax, South Shore, The Valley Halifax County Cape Breton

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