Truro-based team runs the table, defeats Halifax County on penalty kicks in final
The CC Riders won the Nova Scotia Tier 2 A girls soccer title. Members of the team are, first row, from left, Eilish Keaveney, Dayna Bruce, Karlee Burgess, Erica Robertson (sitting), Morgan Macumber, MacKenzie Stewart, Lindsey Burgess and Hannah Lynds. Second row, assistant coach Todd Burgess, Emma Gallie, Erin Higgins, Sydney Miller, Alyssa Dykeman, Hannah Rushton, Sophie Nicholson, Julia Schmitt, Rebecca Rankine, Kieren Hume, Catherine Callaghan, manager Allyson Burgess and coach Craig Burgess. Submitted photo
TRURO - The CC Riders capped a brilliant season in fine style by winning the Nova Scotia under-14 Tier 2 A girls soccer championship.
The Riders edged Halifax County 2-1 on penalty kicks in the final to claim the provincial crown in Sydney.
The Truro-based team went undefeated (4-0) at the provincial tournament, posting other victories over Eastern Passage, Sackville and Glace Bay.
The Riders went undefeated in the Highland Soccer League with a 12-0-1 record. They scored 91 goals and allowed just seven against. They defeated the Antigonish Celtics in the league final to earn a berth at the provincial championship.
In tournament action this season, the Riders captured a bronze medal at the Halifax Dunbrack tournament, gold at the Gunn Balderson event in the Annapolis Valley and silver in Montague, P.E.I.