With the win, KDSS (5-2) moved ahead of the West Hill Secondary School Raiders and into third place in Bluewater Athletic Association (BAA). The top four BAA schools qualify for the semi-finals, which were held yesterday (Tuesday) in Walkerton.
The Knights were to face the second place Sacred Heart Crusaders, who also finished the season at 5-2 . The Crusaders were seeded second because they allowed fewer goals throughout the course of the season. SHHS and KDSS met once this season, with the Knights coming out on top 1-0.
The other semi-final game saw the Walkerton District Secondary School Raiders (6-1) against the 4-2-1 West Hill Raiders of Owen Sound.
If KDSS beat the Crusaders yesterday, the team would advance to the CWOSSA tournament next week, as the top two BAA schools advance to the tourney.
Meanwhile, the KDSS junior girls soccer team finished the BAA season in second place. A 3-1 victory over Saugeen last Tuesday saw the club finish with a 5-1-2 record. West Hill finished in first place with a perfect 8-0 record.
In the 3-1 win over SDSS, goals came from Steph Thompson, Sara Gossel and Dana Morariu.
The second place finish earns the girls team a semi-final date with WDSS.
The Knights will have home field advantage, as both semi-final match-ups will take place at the Davidson Centre. The WHSS Raiders will face Sacred Heart (4-2-2) in the other semi-final game.
Kincardine and West Hill met once this season in Kincardine, with the Raiders handing Kincardine its only loss of the season. That game finished 1-0 in favour of the Raiders.
BAA soccer championship games will be played next week, with the dates and locations to be determined following the results of this week’s semi-final games.