Al’s secures second win of season


Al’s Racquet Stringing found itself back in the win column in Borderland Soccer League women’s division action last Tuesday night.
Natalie Desjardins and Hailey McEvoy netted first-half goals to pace Al’s to its second win of the season with a 3-0 shutout of La Place Rendez-Vous.
Desjardins made it 1-0 for Al’s (2-3-1) when her blast off of a free kick hit the goalie’s hands and bounced in.
McEvoy doubled the lead before halftime when she fired a rocket to the top left corner.
Sara Kellar then connected with a low shot later in the second half to cap the scoring.
Sarah Bagacki and Emma Kaemingh shared keeper duties for Al’s.
Myla Angus, Hannah Veldhuisen, Alina Eldridge, and Chloe Kliner split keeper duties for the Vous (3-2-1).
The two squads were slated to face each other again last night in the two-team division with the result not known as of press time.
In men’s division action on Monday night, CJ Contracting exploded for four first-half goals en route to a 4-1 win over Centra Pipelines.
Things appeared to initially be going well for Centra (4-5), as Nico Veldhuisen corralled a centring pass and fired a shot past CJ keeper Cole Kowalski to put his squad up in the early minutes of the game.
But it started to go downhill for Centra after that, when Kevin Metke and Caleb Koomans were able to capitalize on some fortuitous bounces for CJ (7-2-1) in quick succession to go ahead 2-1.
Ian Jodoin and Joey Angus then found some room and beat Centra keeper Tyler Hamm with back-to-back tallies to put CJ up 4-1 at halftime.
Both teams had some chances early in the second half, but neither could capitalize any further.
CJ then had some great chances to add to their lead later in the half, taking advantage of some defensive miscues by Centra, but Hamm played the part of hero with some impressive diving saves.
Kowalski earned the win for CJ while Hamm took the loss.
CJ had come into that game after battling to a 1-1 draw with Manitou Forest Products last Wednesday.
Jodoin tallied once again in that one while Marlon Douglas tallied for last-place Manitou (3-6-1).
Kowalski also was in net for that one while Mark Faragher manned the pipes for Manitou.
Manitou will look to reverse its recent fortunes tonight when it faces Centra at the St. Francis Sports Field (weather permitting).