Registration for the summer outdoors season of the Glengarry Soccer League is currently underway, with standard rates available until the end of February.
Players (or parents of players) can register online via the GSL’s website or in-person at the dome in Alexandria, during regular hours of operation. This applies to all divisions offered, from U6/co-ed through tier 2.
All fees increase by $10 effective March 1 through March 21, with further escalations after that. The GSL encourages you to register this month for the best pricing.
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 Hearts U16 girls soccer team recently claimed the East Region Shield championship, with a 4-1 victory over Ottawa-based St. Anthony. The triumph capped off a successful run in the season-long tournament that runs alongside league play in the ERSL.
Miriam Boisvenue paced the offence in the finale, scoring a hat trick, while Ella Campbell added one goal.
The ER Shield is a knockout format tourney that saw the Hearts beat Russell (5-0) and Glengarry’s U15 girls (6-0) in previous rounds. Meanwhile, in other matches, the various other clubs from Cornwall, Ottawa, and surrounding regions fell by the wayside to set up the final match-up with St. Anthony.
In regular-season league play, the Hearts finished with a record of 9 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie, for 28 points. The team was +24 on goal differential. Glengarry placed third overall in the final standings.
Boisvenue topped the team (and league) in scoring, with 21. Camilla Gauthier counted 7 markers on the season, and Bowles had 5 to round out the top three. Alexa Sabourin backstopped three league-game shutouts.
Call it what you will – an upset, a storybook season, a comeback – but no matter how you slice it, the young Alexandria men claimed senior soccer supremacy last week, winning the Glengarry Soccer League championship over the regular season’s top team, Alexandria FC.
After FC took game one of the best-of-three final series, Alexandria faced a do-or-die situation on August 28, rallying from 1-0 down late in the game to win 2-1 in double overtime. (See this post for the details). That victory set the stage for the deciding match two nights later under the lights at Island Park.
With throngs of community members out in forcing, lining the field to take in the action, Alexandria built a 2-0 lead on goals from Kyle McIntee (off a free kick) and Brennan Nadeau). FC pressed relentlessly until the very end, but a tenacious team defence from the Black Shirts seemed to always find a way to disrupt.
The best scoring chance of the late going went to Alexandria, as Lochlan MacDonald sent a throw-in to Nadeau who booted the ball off the goalpost.
Alexandria goalkeeper David MacMaster and FC back Shawn Vink were named co-winners of the league’s playoff MVP honours. (For more awards, see this post.)
FC was the top team during the summer campaign, with a record of 6 wins, 3 ties, and 3 losses, for 21 points, 1 better than Glen Sandfield and 2 more than Alexandria. FC also was a league best on goal differential at +15, goals scored at 33, and shutouts at 3. Alexandria allowed the fewest goals at just 17.