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The Hants East Tigers pose for a team photo after their championship win at the fifth annual girls’ invitational soccer tournament.
ALMA - The Hants East Tigers were roaring as the final game wrapped for the fifth annual NRHS girl's soccer invitational tournament on Saturday.
They beat the North East Kings Education Centre Titans 2-0 in the championship match-up at the NRHS field.
This was their second year winning the tournament.
“There was a lot of pressure for the veterans,” coach Craig Sherry said.
The team has 10 returning players and they weren’t disappointed.
Neither was Sherry. He said he was quite pleased with all the games and the competition from the local teams participating.
They began the tournament with a 3-0 win over North Nova Education Centre, before dropping Kings Edgehill 1-0. They also went up against the Pictou Academy Pitbulls, winning 1-0.
“It’s whatever way the horseshow is facing,” he said about their wins.
Sherry has been participating for 12 years and Bob Boardway has been hosting it for five of those years.
Sherry commended Boardway on the great job he does organizing it every year.
“I wouldn’t want to miss it. I put in my schedule at the beginning of each season.”
Each team played three round robin games against different teams. The fourth game was for consolation and championship titles.
Northeast Kings 4 vs. Northumberland 1
Breton Bears 4 vs. Middleton 1
NRHS 3 vs. Middleton 3 (NRHS wins 4-2 on PKs)
Breton Bears 1 vs. Northeast King’s 1 (NEKEC wins 5-4 on PKs)
NNEC 0 vs. Hants East 3
King’s Edgehill 3 vs. Pictou Academy 2
Hants East 1 vs. King’s Edgehill 0
Pictou Academy 2 vs. NNEC 1
Breton Bears 1 vs. NRHS 4
Northeast Kings 3 vs. Middleton 1
NNEC 1 vs. King’s Edgehill 3
Pictou Academy 0 vs. Hants East 1
Championship: Hants East 2 vs. Northeast Kings 0
3rd place game: NRHS 1 vs. King’s Edgehill 1 (King’s wins 5-3 on PKs)
5th place game: Breton Bears 1 vs. Pictou Academy 1 (Breton wins 5-3 on PKs)
7th place game: Middleton 3 vs. NNEC 1
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