Manitou extends points lead

Staff

Manitou Forest Products is threatening to run away and hide from the rest of the field.
Ahamadou Idrissou notched both goals as Manitou blanked International Travel Services 2-0 last night in the lone game in the men’s division of the Borderland Soccer League at the Struchan Gilson Soccer Pitch.
James Pavier earned his second straight shutout for first-place Manitou (7-1-2), which expanded its lead over second-place ITS (4-2-3) to five points with the victory.
Idrissou and Pavier were also an integral part of Manitou’s 2-0 whitewash of last-place Pharmasave (0-8-1) on Tuesday.
It was Idrissou and Carter Chorney who supplied the goals in that match, while Pavier was unbeatable in net.
The other Tuesday matchup saw ITS held to a 1-1 draw by the third-place La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs (3-3-2).
Garnet Cornell had the marker for ITS, with Garner Lea in between the pipes for the defending champions.
Kevin Metke replied with a goal for the Voyageurs, while Alex Gustafson patrolled the cage.
The sole men’s game tonight at 7 p.m. will see Pharmasave lock horns with the Vous.
In women’s division action from last night, Taggs/Source for Sports put the biggest scare yet into the La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs before succumbing by a 2-1 margin..
Top Taggs sniper Jess Caul moved from her usual striker’s spot to the starting goalkeeper position, where she backstopped Taggs to victory in last year’s women’s final against the Voyageurs.
The move proved somewhat effective, as the first-place Voyageurs (8-0) were held to less than six goals for the first time this season.
But without Caul leadng the offence, second-place Taggs (4-3-1) didn’t have enough push up front to combat the Voyageurs’ attack, which received goals from Abby Sanders (five in the past two games) and Maggie Jean.
Bryanna Dustin got the win in goal, allowing only Wynonna Kavanaugh’s second goal in her past two outings.
The women get back to business on Monday, with the Vous and Taggs set for a rematch, while third-place Al’s Racquet Stringing (2-5-2) takes on last-place Bosto Pizza (0-7-1).
Both games begin at 7 p.m.