Athletics win senior provincials

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August 11, 2016 12:00 AM

The Lloydminster Athletics senior women's soccer team won the Saskatchewan Soccer Association Senior Women's Open provincial championship last weekend, defeating the Lloydminster Dream team 2-0 in the final.

The Lloydminster Athletics won the 2016 Saskatchewan Soccer Association Senior Women’s Open provincial championships this past weekend, shutting out the competition in all three of their games.
With round robin victories over the Lloydminster Dream Team and BUFC Strikers from the Battlefords, both 2-0 final scores, the Athletics earned a straight bye into the Sunday championship game, where they would await the winner of the Dream team versus Strikers semi-final.
The Dream Team would make it an all Lloydminster final, avenging their 1-0 round robin loss to the Strikers with a 1-0 victory in the semi-final. But the Athletics would keep their own net clean of goals, as they scored once in each half in the 2-0 victory.
“We had a couple of trialists come in which was different because we never worked together,” said Athletics goaltender Kaleigh Abraham, who herself was a late call in for the Athletics in goal.
“We were happy to make it straight to the final to save up for the game to save up for the final. Overall we were just happy we could play and have a good game.”
With both Lloydminster teams meeting in the opening round robin game, Abraham said it was a little nerve-wrecking in the final, as both teams knew what the other was capable of and had to be at their best heading into the final.
“Nerves were definitely there at the start of the game,” said Abraham. “But once you get going, we just needed to talk it out. We played pretty well and we’re happy we came out on top.”
In all five games played in the senior women’s championship, none of them got out of hand on the scoreboard.
The tight contests were welcomed by the women, who knew a single mistake on either side of the ball could be the difference between a provincial championship or being the team left out of the final.
“It was tight the whole time,” said Abraham. “It was good goals, hard working and the other team had plenty of chances. So we definitely had to be on our toes the entire weekend.”
On the senior men’s side of the championship, the Lakeland Rustlers United Soccer Program (LRUSP) defeated Diaspora FC 2-0 in the final to claim the provincial championship.
LRUSP went 4-0-1 in the tournament, scoring nine goals while allowing three and defeated Diaspora FC in the final after drawing nil-nil with them in their opening round robin game.
Lloydminster played host to the provincial tournaments, which also included the Master Men’s provincial championship tournament. FC Regina claimed victory in the final, defeating Arauco FC 3-1.

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