Soccer playoffs start tonight


Post-season play in the Borderland Soccer League is set to kick off tonight with a pair of games at St. Francis Field.
On the men’s side, first-place Pharmasave (11-3-2) will square off against the last-place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs (2-14).
In ladies’ action, top-seeded Boston Pizza (14-1-1) will battle fourth-ranked Taggs (2-12-2).
Semi-final play then continues tomorrow evening as the men’s division match-up will pit second-ranked Manitou Forest Products (10-4-2) versus third-seeded Emo (7-9).
The Rendez-Vous (6-8-2) will face Al’s Racquet Stringing (7-8-1) on the ladies’ side.
The semi-final winners then will play for their respective league titles on Thursday night.
The men’s final will take place on the south field while the ladies’ game goes on the central field.
All playoff match-ups get underway at 6:30 p.m.
With the regular season being completed with make-up games last week, the scoring titles also were decided in both leagues.
The top men’s scorer was Jimmy Nussbaumer of Pharmasave, who had 19 goals, while Boston Pizza teammates Allison Brown and Laureen Peters both found the back of the net 19 times to lead the ladies.