TRURO - The Cobequid Cougars blanked the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals 4-0 on Tuesday in their Northumberland region high school boys soccer season-opening game.
Stefan Scholte scored in the 20th minute and Mike Vanderpoel struck in the 31st as the Cougars carried a 2-0 lead into the half.
Ben Gorringe added a third CEC tally in the 50th minute, while an own goal rounded out the scoring. Cobequid keeper Andreas Foerster earned the shutout.
"I'm happy with the result, but we were a little out of control at times," said CEC coach Jay Foster. "The boys were excited to play, and I think we lost our shape because of it a bit.
"But it's always nice to beat them and start of the league games on a high note."