Busy start to VU soccer season

John Decoste
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Dillon Burgess of the Valley United U-18 boys squad fights for the ball against a Halifax Dunbrack player at Raymond Field in Wolfville July 3.

BY JOHN DECOSTE

Kings County Advertiser/Register

Valley United Tier 1 soccer teams had an extremely busy week between June 28 and July 4, with no fewer than 13 league games, all but one of which were played Saturday and Sunday.

The results were middling, with Valley teams winning three, losing seven and tying four, including a scoreless draw.

The Valley U-18 girls remained perfect at 6-0, nipping Halifax County 1-0 July 3, with Alana Fairfax scoring the goal and Carrie Wood recording another shutout.

The U-16 girls and U-16 boys also remain unbeaten. The U-16 boys played to a 1-1 draw with South Shore July 3, with Matt Lahey scoring the Valley goal. The U-16 boys improved to 3-0-3 with the draw. The U-16 girls, meanwhile, won a pair of games, 2-0 over Halifax City July 3 and 1-0 over Dunbrack July 4, to improve to 6-0-1. Haleigh Fletcher scored all three Valley goals, and Vanessa Robertson had both shutouts.

The Valley Kings Arms senior men played to a scoreless draw with Cape Breton July 4, with Andrew MacRae earning the shutout. Kings Arms also played June 28, dropping a 2-0 decision to Suburban. The results left Kings Arms with a 2-5-1 record on the season.

The Valley U-14 A girls (0-6-1) also had a loss and a draw, playing Suburban to a scoreless draw July 4 (Abbie Friars had the shutout) and losing 6-1 to Halifax County July 3.

The remainder of the Valley teams in action were not as fortunate. The U-14 A boys lost 5-1 to Suburban July 3, with Brandon Dube scoring the goal.

The U-14 D boys played twice and lost twice, 4-1 to Highland July 3 (William Warren had the Valley goal) and 3-0 to South Shore July 4.

The U-18 boys also played twice, dropping a 2-0 decision to Dunbrack July 3 and a 3-2 decision to South Shore July 4, with Cochrane Noseworthy-Smith scoring both of his team’s goals.

On the girls’ side, the U-14 D girls played to a 1-1 draw with Cape Breton, with Heidi Hollohan scoring her team’s goal.

Entering play July 10, the Valley U-14 A boys had an 0-6-1 record, the U-14 A girls were 0-3-2, the U-14 D boys 1-6 and the U-14 D girls 3-4-1. The Valley senior women, who had the weekend off, were at 1-4-1.

A number of Valley players were among the league leaders in NSSL statistics released July 7. In U-14 D boys, William Warren was tied for the lead in goals with six. Corey Cadeau had four goals in U-16 boys, second in the league, and Catlin Gould was tied for top spot with three shutouts. Vanessa Robertson was tied for the lead in U-16 girls with three shutouts, and Carrie Wood had been credited with five shutouts in U-18 girls.

jdecoste@kentvilleadvertiser.ca

 

Organizations: The Valley Kings Arms

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

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