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As you read this, a number of West Hants teams will either have just played their first playoff game in the Valley District Soccer League playoffs or will be gearing up to play their second one this week.

Under 18

As of the press deadline, the West Hants U18 girls, who finished the regular season in fourth place in their division, was the only local club to have been eliminated from the playoffs, losing 5-1 to Somerset, Kings County.

The U18 team collected a pair of wins and a pair of ties to go along with four losses in the regular season, scoring 21 goals while allowing 28 in 10 regular season games.

As for the U18 West Hants boys, they will have to look forward to the summer of 2012 as they finished out of the playoffs and did not win a game all season — losing seven and tying one in eight games.

Under 16

Controversy erupted in what was supposed to be the final regular season game for the West Hants U16 boys Aug. 17.

Kings West arrived to play but the officiating crew would not allow the game to proceed on Avon View High School's front field because the field was in terrible shape from recent heavy rain. The controversy erupted when the referee refused to allow the game to proceed on Avon View's backfield despite it being dry and both teams ready to play. As a result, Kings West made a special trip to Windsor Aug. 20 to play West Hants and lost 3-2. The win gave the West Hants team a .500 record on the season at 5-5-0 for 15 points and fourth place in the standings. They had a goal differential of -1 scoring 25 on the season in 10 games and allowing 26.

Their opening playoff game was scheduled for Monday evening in Annapolis Royal against the first place Annapolis team at the Annapolis West Education Centre.

As for the girls, there were two U16 teams but only one made it to the playoffs.

Despite winning only once in 10 games, the West Hants Lahey team went down to the second to last night of the regular season play before learning they were officially eliminated from the playoffs. They were eliminated after East Kings Newcombe defeated West Hants Ormon 3-1 in Port Williams on Aug. 15.

West Hants Lahey finished with a record of 1-5-4 for a total of seven points, scoring 11 goals and allowing 21.

The other West Hants team, coached by Kate Ormon, attempted to clinch home field advantage for their opening playoff game, but didn’t. Instead, they lost their final two regular season games.

Besides the 3-1 setback in Port Williams, they played Aug. 17 where they were soft at mid-field and playing without one of their best players. Allison Lord sat out with a bruised foot. They lost 3-1 to East Kings Morrison as Hantsport's Lauren Jodrey put the game away for East Kings with a sensational running play for the third goal of the game and the 3-1 win.

With the loss, West Hants Ormon settled for third place and were due to play their opening playoff game Monday night in Cambridge, Kings County against Kings West Bowker.

Ormon finished the regular season at 3-4-3 for 12 points.  They scored 21 goals and allowed 21.

Under 14

Only one of two boy teams in the West Hants U14 division made the playoffs. The West Hants Benedict team played .500 ball on the season going 5-5-0 for 15 points and fourth place in their division.

They scored 26 goals and allowed 23 and were to go up against a powerful first place Bridgetown team in their opening playoff game Tuesday night in Bridgetown. The Bridgetown team had a goal differential of +28, scoring 36 goals and allowing only eight.

The other West Hants team won only one of 10 games, finishing with a team goal differential of -50, scoring only seven times in 10 games while allowing 57.

The West Hants U14 girls, coached by Karen Lake, appears to be fully loaded for a shot at the provincials in Cape Breton Labour Day weekend.

They finished in third place in their division despite an 8-1-1 record and 25 points. Their goal differential was a strong +35.

The first and second place teams were East Kings Kehoe and East Kings Murphy respectively. Murphy finished 8-1-1 for second place while Kehoe was 8-0-2 for 26 points.

This is anyone's division although Kehoe did have a +51 goal differential, scoring 55 and allowing only four.

West Hants Lake was due to play their first playoff game against Somerset Doherty Aug. 23. The other local U14 team — West Hants Thornton — had a 2-6-1 record and did not make the playoff round.

Under 12 Academy League

West Hants went 2-4-1 on the season for seven points and failed to make the playoffs.

Under 12

All three of the West Hants U12 girl teams failed to make the playoffs.

West Hants MacEachern went 2-5-3 for nine points, West Hants Johnson went 2-6-2 for eight points and West Hants Horne went 0-8-2 for two points on the season.

The three West Hants teams finished in fourth, fifth and sixth place in Division 3.

As for the U12 boys, there were two teams with one making the playoff round.

West Hants Bryan played Somerset Morgan this week after a fourth place regular season finish of 4-4-2 and 14 points and a goal differential of -6.

West Hants Allison had a goal differential of -28, scoring eight goals and allowing 36 through 10 games and finishing with a record of 1-6-3 for six points and a sixth place finish.

Coming up

This week will determine whether there are any West Hants entries bound for the Nova Scotia championship tournaments in Cape Breton. Be sure to pick up the Hants Journal to find out how the teams fared during the playoffs.

 

As you read this, a number of West Hants teams will either have just played their first playoff game in the Valley District Soccer League playoffs or will be gearing up to play their second one this week.

Under 18

As of the press deadline, the West Hants U18 girls, who finished the regular season in fourth place in their division, was the only local club to have been eliminated from the playoffs, losing 5-1 to Somerset, Kings County.

The U18 team collected a pair of wins and a pair of ties to go along with four losses in the regular season, scoring 21 goals while allowing 28 in 10 regular season games.

As for the U18 West Hants boys, they will have to look forward to the summer of 2012 as they finished out of the playoffs and did not win a game all season — losing seven and tying one in eight games.

Under 16

Controversy erupted in what was supposed to be the final regular season game for the West Hants U16 boys Aug. 17.

Kings West arrived to play but the officiating crew would not allow the game to proceed on Avon View High School's front field because the field was in terrible shape from recent heavy rain. The controversy erupted when the referee refused to allow the game to proceed on Avon View's backfield despite it being dry and both teams ready to play. As a result, Kings West made a special trip to Windsor Aug. 20 to play West Hants and lost 3-2. The win gave the West Hants team a .500 record on the season at 5-5-0 for 15 points and fourth place in the standings. They had a goal differential of -1 scoring 25 on the season in 10 games and allowing 26.

Their opening playoff game was scheduled for Monday evening in Annapolis Royal against the first place Annapolis team at the Annapolis West Education Centre.

As for the girls, there were two U16 teams but only one made it to the playoffs.

Despite winning only once in 10 games, the West Hants Lahey team went down to the second to last night of the regular season play before learning they were officially eliminated from the playoffs. They were eliminated after East Kings Newcombe defeated West Hants Ormon 3-1 in Port Williams on Aug. 15.

West Hants Lahey finished with a record of 1-5-4 for a total of seven points, scoring 11 goals and allowing 21.

The other West Hants team, coached by Kate Ormon, attempted to clinch home field advantage for their opening playoff game, but didn’t. Instead, they lost their final two regular season games.

Besides the 3-1 setback in Port Williams, they played Aug. 17 where they were soft at mid-field and playing without one of their best players. Allison Lord sat out with a bruised foot. They lost 3-1 to East Kings Morrison as Hantsport's Lauren Jodrey put the game away for East Kings with a sensational running play for the third goal of the game and the 3-1 win.

With the loss, West Hants Ormon settled for third place and were due to play their opening playoff game Monday night in Cambridge, Kings County against Kings West Bowker.

Ormon finished the regular season at 3-4-3 for 12 points.  They scored 21 goals and allowed 21.

Under 14

Only one of two boy teams in the West Hants U14 division made the playoffs. The West Hants Benedict team played .500 ball on the season going 5-5-0 for 15 points and fourth place in their division.

They scored 26 goals and allowed 23 and were to go up against a powerful first place Bridgetown team in their opening playoff game Tuesday night in Bridgetown. The Bridgetown team had a goal differential of +28, scoring 36 goals and allowing only eight.

The other West Hants team won only one of 10 games, finishing with a team goal differential of -50, scoring only seven times in 10 games while allowing 57.

The West Hants U14 girls, coached by Karen Lake, appears to be fully loaded for a shot at the provincials in Cape Breton Labour Day weekend.

They finished in third place in their division despite an 8-1-1 record and 25 points. Their goal differential was a strong +35.

The first and second place teams were East Kings Kehoe and East Kings Murphy respectively. Murphy finished 8-1-1 for second place while Kehoe was 8-0-2 for 26 points.

This is anyone's division although Kehoe did have a +51 goal differential, scoring 55 and allowing only four.

West Hants Lake was due to play their first playoff game against Somerset Doherty Aug. 23. The other local U14 team — West Hants Thornton — had a 2-6-1 record and did not make the playoff round.

Under 12 Academy League

West Hants went 2-4-1 on the season for seven points and failed to make the playoffs.

Under 12

All three of the West Hants U12 girl teams failed to make the playoffs.

West Hants MacEachern went 2-5-3 for nine points, West Hants Johnson went 2-6-2 for eight points and West Hants Horne went 0-8-2 for two points on the season.

The three West Hants teams finished in fourth, fifth and sixth place in Division 3.

As for the U12 boys, there were two teams with one making the playoff round.

West Hants Bryan played Somerset Morgan this week after a fourth place regular season finish of 4-4-2 and 14 points and a goal differential of -6.

West Hants Allison had a goal differential of -28, scoring eight goals and allowing 36 through 10 games and finishing with a record of 1-6-3 for six points and a sixth place finish.

Coming up

This week will determine whether there are any West Hants entries bound for the Nova Scotia championship tournaments in Cape Breton. Be sure to pick up the Hants Journal to find out how the teams fared during the playoffs.

 

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