A St Charles vs Lo-Ellen showdown looms ahead this week
by Randy Pascal
It's been exactly twenty years since the Lo-Ellen Park Knights senior boys soccer team last laid claim to a SDSSAA Premier Division championship.
The 2018 crew have visions of ending that drought.
The Knights not only improved to 3-0-0 with their 1-0 win last Thursday over the Lockerby Vikings, but also extended the shutout string of keeper
Lucas Lachapelle to 240 minutes (three full games) in the process.
Andrew Prince netted the only goal for Lo-Ellen, who also face the toughest regular season cross-over game in the league when they meet up with
their fellow unbeaten pool leaders on Wednesday of this week.
The Knights and St Charles College Cardinals (3-0-0) will do battle on Wednesday at the James Jerome Sports Complex at 5:00 p.m. The
Lo-Ellen Park girls bounced back from a tough opening game loss, blanking the Lockerby Vikings 3-0 on Thursday to even their record at 1-1-0.
Aliesha Spourdalakis, Vicki Suotaila and Eden Santi scored for the winners, as the Vikes could not sustain any momentum they garnered from
a 1-0 win the previous day over the Macdonald-Cartier Panthères. Bianca Toppazzini scored for Lockerby, with Michaela Bussolaro
recording the shutout.
Second Division play also kicked off for the girls last week, beginning with a 1-0 triumph for the Bishop Carter Gators over the Lively
Hawks. Carley Lambert earned the clean slate in net for the Gators, while Paige Savard provided the offensive support.
On Thursday, goals from Jacklyn Krueger and Christine Kettle lifted the St Benedict Bears to a 2-0 whitewashing of the Chelmsford
Flyers, as Hannah Anderson racked up the shutout.