The New Glasgow Junior High School girls soccer team won the Northumberland regional championship in two close matches on Wednesday in Bible Hill.
The New Glasgow Junior High School girls soccer team won the regional championship on Wednesday in Bible Hill. Back row from left: Jaime Pike, Lindsey MacIvor, Madeline Schnare, Kendyl MacDonald, Katelyn Dunn, Kaylee VanVulpen, Victoria Straub, Jensen Arsenault, Olivia Murray, Jenna Burrows, Brianna Snell and Amanda Dunning. Middle row from left: Emma Martin, Kaitlin Kelly, Cristina Sava, Kayla Attenborough and Victoria Dunn. Front: Sophia Wornell. Missing from photo: Shane Pitts (coach).
The NGJHS Panthers played against Central Colchester Junior High in their first game, and with the win advanced to the gold medal game.
In the first game, CCJHS scored first and then Lindsey MacIvor found the twine to even the score 1-1. The score was still a 1-1 tie when regulation play ended, sending the game to overtime. Katelyn Dunn scored the game-winning goal for New Glasgow.
In the championship game against the host Bible Hill Junior High Huskies, Jensen Arsenault scored twice to put the Panthers up 2-0. The Huskies then answered with two of their own to even the score in the first half.
Dunn scored the game-winning goal midway through the second half on a pass from Kaitlin Kelly, as the Panthers held onto the lead to win the regional banner with a 3-2 score.
Strong teamwork propelled the squad to both wins, along with exceptional netminding by keeper Sophia Wornell.
The New Glasgow boys finished third at soccer regionals. They lost their semifinal game 3-0 to the host Pugwash.
They then played Oxford in the bronze medal game, winning 3-2.
Goal scorers were: Matt Murray (2) and Carson Ripoll.