Socransky PK leads Knights past the Bears
by Randy Pascal
Spring and summer weather arrived just in the nick of time for the local high school soccer season.
With play already backed up a week or two, the snowfall of late last week had thankfully melted away at the James Jerome Sports Complex,
giving way to day one of competition for the SDSSAA soccer faithful.
Fans were treated to some decent matchups, including a 1-0 win by the Lo-Ellen Park Knights over the St Benedict Bears in a battle of two
teams expected to contend for the title in the Senior Boys - Premier Division.
Jacob Socransky drilled home a penalty kick and Lucas Lachapelle recorded the clean slate for the Knights, as Lo-Ellen blanked the team
that laid claimed to three straight city championship banners from 2013 to 2015.
Girls - Open Premier action would see the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes also shine the spotlight on their defensive acumen, besting the
Lasalle Lancers 2-0 in their season opener.
Chanelle Lafortune and Martina Begic handed the offense for coach Ryan Love and company, with Emma Lapointe earning the
shutout. In junior boys play, the Lasalle Lancers doubled the Confederation Chargers 4-2, a two-goal effort from Nicholas Burke showing the
Calum Passi and David Pigozzo chipped in with one strike apiece, while Tanner McCosham and Liam Desrochers replied in a
losing cause for Confederation.
The final match of the day would see the CND junior boys stop the Lockerby Vikings 4-1. A balanced attack featured Alouette goals from Jordano
Piccoli, Adoum Dijibrine, Joan Mandu and Avery Chisholm.
Action resumed on Tuesday and continues right through until
Thursday, with four games daily scheduled for 2:00, 3:30, 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.