High calibre Under 20 rugby players converge on Windsor for tournament
WINDSOR, N.S. — Rugby fans are in for a treat this week.
The soccer season is well underway.
HANTS COUNTY, N.S. — While there are nine teams playing in the Valley District Soccer Association’s Under 15 league this summer, the top two teams have already staked themselves to impressive early starts.
West Hants Horne, led by head coach Chris Horne, has a record of 5-0-0 for 15 points, followed closely by Kingston-Greenwood in second place at 4-0-0 for 12 points.
One of these teams will have their perfect record shattered when they collide July 18 on the back soccer field at Avon View High School in a 7 p.m. start.
Despite their perfect 5-0 record, the West Hants Horne team has been involved in several one-goal deciding games to date.
They edged East Kings 2-1, defeated West Hants Benedict 1-0 and beat Somerset 2-1. They also recorded a 5-4 victory over Digby and a 3-0 win over Kings West Dunham.
West Hants Horne has been led this summer by the scoring exploits of Amber MacDonald, who has scored seven of her team’s 13 goals, and Madison Swinamer, who has recorded a pair.
The team coming to Windsor on July 18, Kingston-Greenwood, brings with them a 4-0 mark and have also registered 13 goals while allowing seven.
East Kings has only played two games to date and are 0-1-1. They will play the current 0-5-0 Kings West Dunham team in a 7 p.m. start at Lockhart Ryan Park on July 18 before taking on West Hants Horne on Aug. 8 in Windsor.
East Kings also has a big game against fifth place Digby on July 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Raymond Field in Wolfville.
The West Hants Benedict team in this nine-team circuit presently has a 1-2 record but have managed seven goals in those three games. They currently occupy seventh place in the division standings.