If stormy weather brings out this kind of performance in Boston Pizza, they’ll be praying for cloudy skies every Monday and Wednesday evening from now on.
Ignoring a two-goal deficit in the first half, the newest team is the Borderland Soccer League’s women’s division rallied to gain its first point of the season with a 2-2 draw against Al’s Racquet Stringing last night.
Al’s (2-3-2) showed sportsmanship at the start of the game—pulling off two of their players to match the numbers Boston Pizza (0-5-1) could field before the rest of their team showed up.
Erin Gustafson and Claire Crichton scored for Al’s against Boston Pizza starting keeper Candace McCormick.
Amy Wilson-Hands then took over between the pipes and kept Al’s at bay while her teammates began to poke holes in the defence.
Yenta Davidson finally got a shot past Al’s keeper Phyllis Pierson to cut the lead in half.
Laureen Peters then made a triumphant return to the Boston Pizza by netting the equalizer.
The night’s other game between Taggs (2-2-1) and the La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs (5-0) was postponed after Taggs notified ahead of time that it would not have enough players).
Women’s action resumes Monday at 7 p.m. with Boston Pizza taking on Taggs while the Vous battles Al’s.
In men’s division action, shutout soccer was the catchy trend of the night.
Britt Green stopped every shot sent his way in a 3-0 win for ITS (3-0-2) over last-place Pharmasave (0-5-1).
Zach Koomans, Gavin Moorhouse, and Garnet Cornell all scored for ITS, which sits in second place—one point behind Manitou Forest Products (4-1-1).
Manitou put on a defensive clinic of its own last night with a 1-0 whitewash of the third-place La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs (2-3).
Ahmadou Idrissou had the lone goal of the game while James Pavier earned the shutout.
Men’s action will resume Tuesday at 7 p.m. when Manitou faces ITS while Boston Pizza meets the Vous.