KDSS girls lose in CWOSSA final

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By Josh Howald

The Kincardine District Secondary School girls hockey team was able to exact a little bit of revenge last week at the CWOSSA A/AA tournament in Owen Sound. Unfortunately, they came up just short in the CWOSSA championship game.

The Knights had dropped the Bluewater Athletic Association title match the previous week in a hard fought game against the St. Mary's High School Mustangs. After running through their pool on the first day of the CWOSSA tournament, they met the same SMHS team in the CWOSSA semi-final game last Tuesday.

Rainor Kuz, Madison Beishuizen and Megan Stewart-Kemp each scored for KDSS in a 3-2 win over the Mustangs. All three goals came in the middle frame.

"That was a real good win for us," said Hailey Allen Wednesday morning. "Especially after the BAA final (the previous week)."

Kaitlin Eckert and Gabby Jex scored for St. Mary's.

Southwood, from Cambridge, defeated Holy Trinity from Brantford 2-1 in the other CWOSSA semi-final contest. The defending CWOSSA champs, Southwood held a 2-0 lead heading to the third period. Stewart-Kemp scored to make it 2-1, but the Sabres scored twice to make it a 4-1 game.

KDSS refused to roll over, and goals from Alyssa Andrews and Beishuizen 90 seconds apart made the score 4-3 with more than three minutes remaining. However, the Sabres put the game away in the final minute, scoring into an empty net with Cassidy Murray-Collins on the bench for an extra attacker.

Carissa Tohivsky, Lauren Martin, Briana Norlock each scored for Southwood, while Taylor Trussler had a pair of goals - the first of the game and the empty net goal that sealed a CWOSSA title.

The loss ends a solid season for the Knights. The Sabres, meanwhile, advance to the OFSAA A/AA girls championship tournament in Stratford. That opened yesterday (Tuesday) in Stratford.