Soccer wrap

The women’s soccer season wrapped up last week with MEC putting the bow on the league title, their first since 1996.
MEC defeated Gillons’ 4-1 last Thursday in the one-game final at St. Francis Sportsfields. Keira Main scored two goals and Jodi Johnson and Liz Leischman added the other markers.
Jessica Wilson scored Gillons’ only goal.
MEC capped off a league leading 13-3-3 record started the playoffs with a 4-2 semi-final win over Taggs.
Taggs went on to upset the defending champions Merchants in the third-place game 3-2 in a shoot-out the day before. Taggs tied up the game late in regulation to demand the shoot-out. The Merchants also had fallen victim in a shoot-out to Gillons’, the 1999 league champion, in the other semi-final.
The ladies will take a final bow at a tournament on Labour Day weekend, putting together a squad of league players to Thunder Bay.
Meanwhile, the men are in the middle of their playoffs. The four-team league is down to a three-way contest as Taggs dumped AAA, 6-1, in Monday’s semi-final.
Paul Danku gave Taggs a 1-0 lead at the half before Mike Webb, Simeon Nussbaumer, Olaf and Thor Ruppenstein (2) put the game away in the second half.
Dallas Haggerty registered AAA’s only response.
There was originally a rematch set for Wednesday where aggregate scores would have been calculated to determine the finalist but AAA captain Bill Daley forfeited the contest based on poor turnout, according to Webb, who also is the league co-ordinator.
“There wasn’t anything really unusual,” said Webb. “Just unfortunately a lot of their players couldn’t make it.”
Nova and ITS faced off in game one of a two-game contest last night with the second game on tomorrow. The finals will be played this Sunday at 5 p.m. on the St. Francis Sportsfields.