Subway, Taggs win soccer crowns

A cross from Amis Mueller that connected to the head of Andrew Hallikas gave Subway a 1-0 win over Taggs yesterday evening in the men’s final of the Borderland Soccer Association.
Both sides created an array of scoring chances in the seesaw battle, but it wasn’t until the 70th minute that one of those chances garnered a result.
Although both clubs played exceptional defence (as seen by the 1-0 score), it was surprising that more goals weren’t scored given Taggs and Subway were the league’s top two offensive squads this season.
Taggs had netted 44 goals in 18 matches (an average of 2.5 goals per game) while Subway had 39 in that span (2.2 per game).
And the last time these two teams met, back on July 21, Taggs cruised to a 3-0 win.
But it was a suiting championship win for Subway, given they were the best team during the regular season with a 12-4-1-1 record, including winning three of five matches against second-place Taggs (11-6-0-1).
Meanwhile, in the women’s division, Taggs defended their league crown with a dramatic shootout victory over Curves yesterday evening.
With the score tied 3-3 after regulation time and darkness looming quickly, the officials decided to head straight to a shootout rather than first play a sudden-death overtime.
And it was all Taggs in the shootout, scoring four times while Curves could only convert on one of their attempts.
Rebecca Cornell had scored all three Taggs’ goals during regulation time while Kate Basaraba had the hat trick for Curves.
It was surprising that Taggs captured the championship given they finished last in the three-team league during the regular season with a dismal 3-10-0-1 record.
But they shocked second-place Gillons’ 6-2 in the semi-finals last week before upsetting the top-seeded Curves last night.
Ironically, Taggs had been the last-place team after the regular season last year before beating Gillons’ (by a forfeit) in the semi-finals and then winning the championship match 4-3 in extra time.

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