Soccer action nixed


Soccer players don’t fret about mixing it up in the rain.
Toss lightning into the equation, though, and that’s where they draw the line.
For the second time in three days, Borderland Soccer League action was postponed yesterday evening after thunderstorms rumbled through the area.
It was the second disappointment of the week for the La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs women’s team, which had its Monday game against Taggs and last night’s contest against Al’s Racquet Stringing wiped out by the threatening weather.
The men’s division also was affected last night, with the match between ITS and the La Place Rendez-Vous U18 Voyageurs a no-go.
On Tuesday, second-place ITS (4-2-4) got a tougher-than-expected test from last-place Pharmasave (0-9-2), which earned its second point of the season in a hard-fought 3-3 draw.
Olaf Ruppenstein notched a pair of goals for Pharmasave while Jeremy Nussbaumer added a single to support the solid goalkeeping work of Josh Bye.
Jamie Veldhuisen, Velibor Petric, and Garnet Cornell replied for ITS.
Cam Gobeil and Gavin Moorhouse split the duties in net.
Meanwhile, first-place Manitou Forest Products got pushed to the limit before edging the Voyageurs 2-1.
Reigning goal-scoring champion Ahmadou Idrissou has been piping hot of late for Manitou (8-1-2)—tallying both markers to give him five goals in his past three games.
Kevin Metke replied for the Voyageurs (4-4-2).
James Pavier picked up the win in net while Aaron Bujold took the loss.
Men’s division action is slated to resume tonight at 7 p.m. (weather permitting) as Pharmasave takes on Manitou.
The women, meanwhile, will hope for good weather finally on Monday, when the first-place Voyageurs (8-0) are scheduled to face last-place Boston Pizza (0-7-1).
The other game will pit second-place Taggs (4-3-1) against third-place Al’s (2-5-2).