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.
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 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 October 12 Glengarry Hearts / Brian Filion Memorial Soccer Tournament at Alexandria’s Island Park once again drew strong support from the community, as 10 teams signed on to play, undeterred by the damp conditions that Mother Nature inflicted upon the region for the day.
David Filion notes, “It was great see so many people participate in this year’s annual Brian Filion soccer tournament. We saw players in their sixties and players who are in their early teens. We saw parents playing with their children. What was particularly encouraging was how many young players participated in this year’s tournament. The future looks bright for the tournament moving forward. What a terrific day!”
In all, explains Laurie Filion some 150 individuals were involved this year in the “family fun-oriented tournament.” DA MacMillan spoke at a noon ceremony recounting the history of the Hearts in Glengarry, as the program marks its 40th anniversary.
Ashton MacDonald, Molsen rep donated hockey tickets for a silent auction: 6 tickets in a suite. Winning the January 2 Ottawa versus Florida Panthers tickets was DA MacMillan and taking the 2 tickets for the November 15 game Ottawa against the Philadelphia Flyers was Matthew and Brittany Lacombe. The basket of cheer valued at $180 was won by Marty Doyle.
David Filion also spoke about the groups that benefit from the funds raised by the Filion Foundation.
One of the new features of this year’s tournament was the addition of a kids/family game.
On Sunday, October 13, Trent University is scheduled to host Nipissing University’s women’s soccer team, in OUA action that will see a Glengarrian featured on the roster of each squad. Cameron Brodie is a third-year midfielder with the Lakers, while Brooke Lapierre is a rookie midfielder on the Excalibur side.
When the teams met last month in North Bay, the Lakers prevailed 4-0.
Nipissing enters play this week ranked third in the East Division, with a 6-4 record, while Trent is sixth, at 4-6-1, currently holding the final playoff berth.
St. Lawrence College women’s soccer team member Chelsea Cayer twice last weekend was honoured as her squad’s player of the game. On Friday night, she “played excellent defence and was instrumental in SLC’s 5-2 win” over George Brown, and Saturday she had a great game “against a strong Seneca side,” with the Vikings dropping the 1-0 decision.
Studying behavioural psychology, Cayer, a third-year midfielder, tells me that the soccer squad is based at the Kingston campus, though draws players from the other school locations as well. SLC consistently ranks as one of the better college soccer teams in the province and amongst the top 15 nationally.
The women have just one match remaining, scheduled for Friday at Algonquin. Playoffs will then follow, and as Cayer, who hails from Williamstown, adds, hopefully provincials, which this year are slated for October 23-26 in Ancaster.
The Vikings also feature another Williamstown athlete, as Emily MacDonald is the team’s goalkeeper.
Green Valley’s Sara Carriere is seeing plenty of time on the soccer pitch as a member of the Concordia University Stingers varsity women’s team this season, despite this being her first year at the U-Sports level, and she tells me that she is loving every minute of it.
The 2019 graduate of École secondairecatholique Le Relais, in Alexandria, is studying sociology at Concordia, balancing the academic demands with those of a varsity athlete. The 5ft. 4in, forward had three assists in 10 matches played this season, before suffering a minor concussion in a game versus McGill. She’s expecting to be back in the Stingers lineup for Friday night’s scheduled fixture versus Sherbrooke. The following weekend, Concordia is booked to play Montreal and UQTR to wrap up regular-season action.
“School is going good,” Carriere tells me, adding that she is “loving the city and [has] made lot of friends.” She is, however, looking forward to reconnecting with family and friends back home in Glengarry over the Thanksgiving weekend.
The Stingers have a record of 1 win, 7 losses, and 3 ties on the season, for sixth place in the eight-team RQEQ league.