Vous off to good start
First half, soccer game. Second half, pinball game.
Hailey Beaudry booted a hat trick and Angel McCormack added a pair to lead the defending champion La Place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs U18 squad to a 7-4 triumph over Al’s Racquet Stringing in the season-opener for the women’s division of the Borderland Soccer League last night.
Six of the markers came off the feet of Voyageurs’ players, including three in a seven-minute span early in the second half to put them ahead to stay.
Alyssa Holliday and Jaymee Fiset also scored for the Vous while Beaudry (first half) and Holliday (second) shared goalkeeping duties.
Katie Beninger tallied twice for Al’s, with Sara Kellar and Gabrielle Nussbaumer adding singles.
Shannon King manned the cage in the first half for Al’s while Andrea Bell-Perrault took over to start the second.
Tonight’s action will see the third team in the women’s division—Taggs—get its season going as it squares off against Al’s at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, Manitou Forest Products and International Travel Services did battle in the first men’s division game of the season last night.
The outcome and goal scorers were not available as of press time.
Defending champion Senior Pharmasave takes on Pharmasave in the season-opener for both squads tonight at 7 p.m.