The Glengarry Soccer League’s indoor season has been suspended, effective March 13, says Tammy MacSweyn, GSL vice-president.
The lone match on the docket tonight was the last senior men’s regular-season game featuring the Barflies and McCrimmon. Nothing was scheduled for the March Break (next week), with GSL action originally booked to resume March 22. However, that is now in limbo.
MacSweyn explains that the league is following the direction of Ontario Soccer, which announced last night, “Ontario Soccer has made the difficult decision to immediately suspend all sanctioned soccer activities in the province until further notice.” This includes “all competitions, training, coach and match official education, and team-building activities.”
Thursday evening soccer at the dome in Alexandria has been cancelled by the Glengarry Soccer League, with all matches moved to Friday night as a result of today’s snowstorm and poor road conditions.
The U11 co-ed division will kick off Friday night play with a match between Team USA and Team Netherlands, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The 6:30 p.m. game will feature U18 boys action, as Team England and Team Canada battle.
Then it will be senior men’s division play. Alexandria FC and McCrimmon are booked for the 7:30 p.m. slot, while the Barflies and Glen Sandfield are set for 8:30 p.m. play.
Alexandria FC and the Barflies remain in a battle for the top of the table as regular-season play winds down, with McCrimmon and Glen Sanfield third and fourth, respectively. The Young Gunners round out the standings.
The regular season in the senior men’s division is set to conclude on March 13, with semifinals for the top four teams booked for March 26.
The Glengarry Soccer League’s senior women’s indoor schedule resumes tonight, January 6, following a break for the Christmas holidays, with Glen Sandfield and Vankleek Hill set to battle at the dome, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Two matches are booked for Tuesday night. At 7:30 p.m., Vankleek Hill will play Glen Nevis, and an hour later, it will be Glen Sandfield and Dalhart taking to the turf.
Glen Nevis sports a perfect 6-0 record coming off the 2019 portion of the schedule. Alexandria, at 5-2, holds second spot. Vankleek Hill, Glen Sandfield, and Dalhart round out the standings, respectively.
Heading into the 2020 portion of the winter indoor soccer schedule, Alexandria FC tops the Glengarry Soccer League’s men’s table, with 15 points.
The leading squad won five of six matches before the Christmas break, suffering just one loss along the way. In second spot are the Barflies with 12 points (4-3 record), followed by Glen Sandfield (3-3), McCrimmon (2-4), and the Young Gunners (1-4).
Play is scheduled to resume on January 9 with two games on the docket. At 7:30 p.m., the Young Gunners will take on Glen Sandfield, and at 8:30 p.m., the top two teams will tangle.
The Glengarry Soccer League’s indoor season at the dome in Alexandria is scheduled to kick off this week, with senior women’s games starting Tuesday, while the men will begin on Friday.
Opening night in the senior women’s division on Tuesday, October 29 has Glen Nevis set to play Dalhart at 7:30 p.m., followed by Alexandria versus Glen Sandfield at 8:30 p.m.
Matches are booked to continued Tuesday nights throughout the winter, with the occasional game on Monday evening as well. There are five teams in the league, with the other squad being Vankleek Hill, which gets a bye for week one.
In the senior men’s group, which also features five teams, Glen Sandfield and the Barflies open the schedule on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. That’s followed by a game between McCrimmon and Alexandria FC at 8:30 p.m.
Most men’s matches will be played Thursday nights through the season, with some games on Friday evenings. The fifth team, which gets a week one bye, is the Young Gunners.
Minor divisions begin Sunday, starting with the U18 girls. U11 co-ed plays Monday evening, U18 boys Tuesday (before the senior women) and again Thursday, and U7 co-ed and U13 co-ed Wednesday night.
The fourth annual CommUNITY RUN in support of Community Living Glengarry takes over the streets of Alexandria on Saturday, September 28, offering professionally timed 1 km, 5 km, and 10 km in-town running circuits.
Among the recent photos that I have shot for The Glengarry News are images from men’s indoor soccer, at the dome in Alexandria. I attended the Dec. 14 match between the Bar Flies and the North Lancaster Bombers, the story from which is in the newspaper this week.