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CEC boys soccer team secures first place in Northumberland region

Colby Wolfe of the Cobequid Cougars controls the ball near mid-field during first-half action in Northumberland region high school boys soccer on Thursday in Truro. The Cougars blanked the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals 4-0 to lock down first place in the regular season.
Colby Wolfe of the Cobequid Cougars controls the ball near mid-field during first-half action in Northumberland region high school boys soccer on Thursday in Truro. The Cougars blanked the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals 4-0 to lock down first place in the regular season. - Joey Smith

TRURO, N.S. – The Cobequid Cougars high school boys soccer team nailed down first place in the Northumberland region regular season standings on Thursday, Oct. 3, after a 4-0 victory over the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals.

After an evenly-played first half, the Cougars broke through early in the second when DeAndre Paris scored consecutive goals. Tyler Oxner and Mason Earle rounded out the scoring and Noah Berniquer recorded the shutout.

The Cougars play their final Northumberland region regular season game at Hants East next Thursday.

This weekend, the boys hit the pitch for exhibition action when they host Avonview at CEC field at 11 a.m.

In other recent action, the Cougars bounced North Nova Gryphons 9-0 and Northumberland Nighthawks 5-0.

In girls action on Oct. 3, CEC picked up a huge win, edging the Royals 2-1 in a battle of two undefeated teams.

On Tuesday, the Cougars grounded the Nighthawks 6-0, and picked up other recent victories over North Nova and Hants East by 10-0 and 5-0 scores, respectively.

The CEC girls are at Horton on Tuesday and play their Northumberland region regular-season finale on Thursday at home against Hants East.

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