Thursday, October 2, 2014

ITS still has shot to finish in first

International Travel Services can’t afford any more stumbles if they still want a crack at finishing in first place.
Last night, they played like they knew it.

Aaron Kavanaugh booted a pair of goals, and Ben Whitburn was unbeatable in goal, as ITS blanked Pharmasave 3-0 in Borderland Soccer League men’s division action.
Britt Green notched the other goal.
The defence for ITS (8-1-3) was airtight almost the entire evening, with Pharmasave (5-6-2) not able to generate almost anything offensively.
Isaac Firth and Ryan Brady split time between the pipes for Pharmasave, who is guaranteed to finish third and play the loser of the fight for first in the semi-finals.
ITS is on an 11-game unbeaten streak that has them one point up on second-place Manitou Forest Products (8-2-2) with the playoffs looming next week.
In women’s division play last night, a short-handed Al’s Racquet Stringing squad was overwhelmed 11-4 by Taggs.
With only seven players on the field, Al’s (4-9-1) was unable to stop the all-out offensive launched by Taggs (5-5-1).
Sara Roach was especially effective up front, piling up five goals.
Hannah Firth-Oster had a good night with a hat trick while Jess Caul added a pair of goals.
Tara MacEachern netted the other goal, with Caul, Firth-Oster, and Heather Wright sharing the work between the pipes.
Claire Crichton scored twice for Al’s, with Gabrielle Nussbaumer and Laureen Peters adding singles.
Phyllis Pierson took the loss in goal.
League action resumes Monday with Taggs taking on the first-place La Place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs U18 squad (9-2-2).
In men’s play, the Voyageurs U18 team (2-6-5) will try to break a five-game winless skid with a game against ITS.
Make-up games in both divisions will be played Tuesday and possibly Wednesday,
The men then will kick-off the post-season next Thursday with a match-up between the fourth- and fifth-place teams.

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