Junior girls soccer team wins gold

By Doug Sullivan

Special to the Echo

The Red Hawks were in Belleville on Thursday May 30 to play in the COSSA championships tournament.

Despite being the defending gold medallists the girls were the third ranked team and faced perennial powerhouse Nicholson in the opener. The teams were well matched and traded goals in regular time as goalkeeper Courtney Semach played brilliantly and team captain Hayley Boylan scored to keep the Hawks alive. Neither side could score in the first half of overtime but Gillian Rosik connected in the second half to put the girls into the final.

In the gold medal final the girls were up against the Kenner Rams who had twice beaten the Red Hawks 3-0 in the regular season and 2-1 in the Kawartha Championship finals. Striker Rosik scored to put the Red Hawks up by one. The Hawks played outstanding defence the rest of the game and goalkeeper Semach was there to stop everything that came her way. The junior girls ended with a 1-0 victory and a COSSA gold medal.

The girls are extremely competitive and never quit. Courtney Semach was the player of the game for both games.

Congratulations to the girls back to back COSSA championships!