© Herald Photo by Dave Leaderhouse
St. Mary forward Meghan McFee gains control of the ball while fighting off a Carlton defender during action from Saturday’s final.
The senior girl’s soccer rivalry between the St. Mary Marauders and Carlton Crusaders continues to grow as another chapter was written this weekend with the two teams meeting in a gold-medal game for the fourth time this year.
A week after the Crusaders outscored St. Mary in the final game of the Carlton tournament the Marauders returned the favour with a 2-0 triumph in the title match of the St. Mary invitational event at Kinsmen Park on Saturday.
Meghan McFee and Carly Pocha scored the goals for St. Mary in the win over Carlton as the Marauders did not yield a goal in the eight-team event.
St. Mary crushed Carlton’s “C” team 13-0 in their opening game and then blasted Meadow Lake 12-0 in semifinal play. Carlton also had an easy time getting to the gold-medal tilt as they cruised past North Battleford John Paul II and Duck Lake in earlier action.
Carlton and St. Mary, which had also met in championship games this year at tournaments in Yorkton and Moose Jaw with the Marauders winning on both occasions, will now both head to Meadow Lake on Oct. 18-19 for regional playdowns.
There will be five teams competing at the event with the top two moving on to the provincial tournament in Regina on Oct. 25-26. The girls weren’t the only soccer teams in action this weekend as Carlton also hosted a five-team boy’s event at Prime Ministers’ Park.
The five teams played a single round-robin with St. Mary edging the host Crusaders 2-1 in a shootout. Both Carlton and St. Mary are entered in the boy’s regional tournament to be played in Prince Albert on Oct. 18-19 with the top two teams from that event moving on to the provincial tournament in Saskatoon on Oct. 25-26.