Curves, Gillons’ to battle for top spot

The battle for top spot in the Borderland women’s soccer league is turning out to be a two-horse race.
With just three weeks left in the regular season, Gillons’ (9-2-1) and Curves (7-3-1) have proven to be the top two teams. Curves blanked MEC 4-0 but lost 1-0 to Tagg’s last week while Gillons’ won 3-1 over Tagg’s and 3-0 over MEC.
MEC sits in third place at 3-7 after losing both its games last week. After an 0-7 start, Tagg’s has won two of their last four to improve to 2-9.
All four teams will qualify for the league playoffs starting Aug. 12.
Laureen Cousineau (Gillons’) was the only scorer in the top four to net goals last week, adding two to lead the way with 13. Rebecca Cornell, Mandy Wilson, and Lindsey Roy, all of Curves, are tied for second with eight each.
Carling Barton (Gillons’) and Sarah Noonan (Curves) round out the top six with seven goals apiece.
Meanwhile, Nova swept both its games last week to grab the lead in local men’s soccer league play.
They defeated ITS 6-1 and under-19 (score not available) last week and Taggs’ 3-2 on Monday and now lead them by six points with a 8-2-2 record.
Taggs’ (6-6-1) lost their lone game last week, a 5-0 decision to under-19, who sit in third-place overall with a 3-5-1 record.
ITS is last at 3-7 mark.
Of reported games, Thor Ruppenstein (Taggs’) leads the way with 13 goals, followed by Steve Keesic’s 11 for Nova and teammate Olaf Ruppenstein’s 10.
ITS’ Joel McCoy and U-19’s Adam McTavish are tied for fourth with eight each.