Sunday, July 5, 2015

Soccer playoffs set to start

Win and move on. Lose and go home.
So it goes for the fourth-place La Place Rendez-Vous Voyageurs U18 squad and fifth-place Senior Pharmasave as they battle tonight at 6:30 p.m. to open the Borderland Soccer League men’s division playoffs.

The two teams had a dress rehearsal for tonight’s clash on Tuesday, with the Voyageurs (3-8-5) ending a seven-game winless skid by prevailing 4-2 over Senior Pharmasave (1-9-3).
The defending league champs, who have been plagued by a lack of bodies all season, enter tonight’s contest having not won in 10 outings.
The survivor heads to a semi-final showdown Monday against top-ranked International Travel Services (9-1-3).
ITS closed its regular season with a 2-1 win over the Voyageurs this past Monday.
That stretched its unbeaten string to 12 games after losing its opening contest of the season, finished four points up on second-place Manitou Forest Products (8-2-2).
In women’s action Tuesday, La Place Rendez-Vous nipped Taggs 2-1.
The first-place Voyageurs (11-2-2) enter the post-season unbeaten in six and has a bye to the league final.
They will await the winner of Tuesday’s semi-final between second-place Taggs (5-7-1) and third-place Al’s Racquet Stringing (4-9-1).

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