TRURO – A pair of Colchester County’s high school soccer teams will be competing for provincial titles this weekend.
The Cobequid Cougars boys and South Colchester Wolves girls, on Saturday, advanced to their respective provincial championship tournaments thanks to winning qualifying matches at home. The Cougars blanked the Dartmouth Spartans 4-0 and the Wolves hammered the Barrington Barons 7-1.
The Wolves boys also hosted a qualifier on Saturday in Brookfield, but were nipped 2-1 by the Forest Heights Falcons on penalty kicks.
The Cougars are advancing to the final four for just the fifth time in the school’s 43-year history.
“It feels great,” coach Jay Foster said. “Anything less than advancing to provincials would be a disappointment based on the year we’ve been having.”
Mike Vanderpoel, David Bradbury, Brenden Wheeler and Ben Gorringe did the scoring for the Cougars, while Andreas Foerster posted the clean sheet.
“We were prepared and right from the first minute we were champing at the bit to put in a full 90 minutes,” Foster said. “We took control from the start and kept attacking in waves.”
Karlee Burgess powered the Wolves girls with three goals while Rachel Sears added a pair. Olivia Wolter-Cook and Haley Duykers struck for single tallies and Erica Robertson and Kristyn Miller split time in the net.
“It’s really exciting,” Burgess said of advancing. “We were all just really positive going in (to Saturday’s match) and we really work well as a team.”
The Wolves boys were tied with Forest Heights 1-1 at the end of regulation and nothing was solved in extra time.
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