Briercrest soccer teams wrap up season in snowy championship
The Briercrest junior varsity soccer teams wrapped up the Prairie Athletic Conference (PAC) outdoor soccer season at the PAC championships in Three Hills, AB this past weekend, Oct. 7-8. The women lost in the championship final to Millar College of the Bible.
Briercrest women’s soccer coach Kassi Reimer talked about the weekend.
“This weekend had some close matches, and our girls fought hard,” Reimer said. “However, this weekend had some of its own unique challenges which included snow fall that covered the soccer field.”
“Our first game started, and Miller snuck one goal by us, but then we answered back and Sophie Comrie scored a nice low corner shot,” Reimer continued. “However, Millar ended up getting one more shot past us. The girls pushed through and didn't give up against Millar but ended up losing that game 2-1.”
“The second game was on Saturday against Prairie, and the girls played a strong game, coming out on top with a 1-0 win, Myrian Jovel scoring Briercrest’s goal,” Reimer said. “ Hannah Ukrainetz protected our goal as goal keeper and made same great saves that game.”
“This brought us to the championship game against Millar, and after fighting hard against our opponents we had an unlucky goal against us and ending up losing our final game 1-0.”
“Jayde Watson was voted MVP by the Millar coach after our last game, and it was well deserved after her strong final game,” Reimer concluded. “As a centre back she cleared out many opposing opportunities, and didn't let anything get by her.”
The Briercrest men’s soccer team lost both of their games and men’s soccer head coach Cody Vigeant spoke about the tenacity of his team despite the losses and poor playing conditions.
“The weekend was kind of turned on its head with the unexpected weather we had,” Vigeant explained. “Our first game against Millar the boys held them at 1-0 for the majority of the game. Miller got two goals late while we were pushing to find an equalizer and the final score was 3-0. Josh Adrian had a fantastic game in goal while Cole Wallace played the whole game up front as Striker and had a strong game despite not being able to find the back of the net.”
“In the second game, we fell to Prairie 6-0,” Vigeant continued. “Josh Adrian again held his ground but we conceded 2 penalty kicks that ended up in the back of the net and we couldn’t get going with anything offensively. Jaysen Ens had a good game filling in at Center Back, as did Josh Scarrot. Once again Wallace didn’t come off and gave me a full 90 minutes of hustle.”