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.”
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.
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 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.