Soccer semi-finals tomorrow morning

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By Josh Howald

As quickly as it all began, the Bluewater Athletic Association regular season soccer schedule has ended.

Macy Miller and her KDSS teammates will take on the St. Mary's High School Mustangs in a BAA semi-final game tomorrow morning in Walkerton. (Josh Howald photo)

 

Both the Kincardine District Secondary School boys and girls soccer teams won quarter-final playoff games yesterday (Tuesday) and will play in BAA semi-final contests tomorrow on the road.

The boys shut out John Diefenbaker Secondary School of Hanover 3-0 yesterday in one playoff game. The KDSS girls defeated Saugeen District Secondary School of Port Elgin 2-1. Both those games were played in Kincardine.

The KDSS boys will play Georgian Bay Secondary School tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 9:30 a.m. in Walkerton at Walkerton District Community School. The GBSS Vikings advanced to tomorrow’s game by downing West Hill Secondary School yesterday. The other semi-final game will be played at the same time at Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton. The OSCVI Falcons beat Grey Highlands yesterday and will take on the host Crusaders. The two winning teams will play for a BAA boys soccer championship at 1 p.m. That game will be played at SHHS in Walkerton.

The girls team will also be in Walkerton tomorrow for the Final Four tournament. The girls will play St. Mary’s High School of Owen Sound at 11:15 a.m. tomorrow at WDCS. The other semi-final game will run at the same time at Sacred Heart and feature West Hill and the Crusaders. The BAA girls soccer final will be played at 2:45 p.m. at Sacred Heart.

The boys and girls both finished second overall in the BAA South Division in regular season action and hosted yesterday’s quarter-final match-ups.

The KDSS girls perfect season was ruined by SHHS last Tuesday, but the Knights went into the postseason on a 4-0 win over the WDCS Riverhawks. Ariel Luinstra, Emma Swift, Sydney Hasson and Georgia Fields each scored once in that game.

The KDSS boys, meanwhile, had no trouble with the Crusaders and cruised to a 3-0 win over Sacred Heart. It was WDCS that gave the Knights a game, and the schools played to a 2-2 draw.

 

GIRLS RUGBY

The KDSS girls rugby team finished the regular season with a perfect 4-0 record, but that doesn’t mean much today.

The Knights were pasted 31-0 by the West Hill Raiders Monday in a BAA semi-final contest. St Mary’s defeated the Crusaders in the other semi-final game, and then went on to win a BAA girls rugby championship with a 10-7 win over the Raiders.

Kincardine had finished up the regular season with a 29-10 win over JDSS on Friday. Katie Franklin led the KDSS attack in that game, scoring four tries for the Knights. Ashley McConnell rain in one try, while Kara Colhoun kicked two conversions for KDSS.

 

BASEBALL

For the first time ever, it is baseball season at KDSS.

The Knights opened the inaugural baseball season with a flurry of activity that included some regular season contests and the first ever KDSS Classic Invitational Baseball Tournament at Connaught Park in Kincardine.

KDSS didn’t dominate the tournament by any means, but ended the two-day tournament with an exciting, come-from-behind victory over Sacred Heart in front of a solid crowd at Tout Field Tuesday evening.

Grade 9 hurler Brody Hewitt got the start for Kincardine and tossed four solid innings. Andrew McTiernan had a clutch two-out double that brought in two runs and put KDSS up for good in the sixth inning. Mitchell Jarvis then slammed the door to record the first ever KDSS baseball save. He threw two innings and struck out four batters.

That ended the first ever Classic. It had begun the previous morning (Monday) when St. Michael’s shut out the Knights by a 4-0 final.

St. Mary’s High School of Owen Sound then hammered Sacred Heart 12-3. The Crusaders were also defeated 13-8 by John Diefenbaker Secondary School of Hanover. The Trojans put an 18-3 pounding on SHHS in their second meeting before KDSS was up again. This time the Knights recorded their first ever victory, beating the SMHS Mustangs 8-1.

On Tuesday, the Mustangs shut out JDSS 10-0, but were knocked around by St. Michael’s 16-4.

The Knights were edged out 9-6 by JDSS. Kincardine looked to be in control of this game, but it slipped away in the end. Kincardine scored three runs in the first inning, and then added one more each in the bottom of the second, third and fifth inning. However, the Trojans battled back in the third inning to make it 5-3, then took the lead in the fourth inning with four more runs. JDSS added two more in the seventh inning to make it a 9-6 final.

St. Mary’s edged out the Crusaders in a close 11-10 contest before the tournament finale between Kincardine and Sacred Heart.