Women's soccer finishes fourth, men's baseball eighth
Team Nova Scotia missed out on its first women’s soccer medal in 20 years with a 1-0 loss to Ontario this afternoon in the bronze medal match. Ontario’s Veronica Bosco scored in the 76th minute to take the game.
Two Kings County players – Jessica Shaffelburg, Port Williams, and Emily Nickerson, Coldbrook- were in today’s starting lineup. Also playing today was Acadia Axewoman recruit Katie Ross.
The three young women scored a goal apiece in the tournament.
While the team worked hard for a medal, fourth is the best showing for Nova Scotia women at the Games since a fourth place finish in 2001. Nova Scotia last won a Canada Games women’s medal in 1993 in the province’s best soccer result in Games’ history. Linda Shaffelburg, Jessica’s mother, is the team’s manager and the head coach is Cindy Tye, an Acadia graduate a member of the ’93 Canada Games team.
Another Axewoman, Meghan Earle, had two goals in Newfoundland and Labrador’s 3-2 win over Saskatchewan this afternoon to secure seventh place.
Nova Scotia will play for fifth place tomorrow after an 82-77 win overNewfoundland and Labrador this afternoon.
Port Williams Gage Sabean had 11 points in the win. Wolfville’s Brett Dickie also played. Team Nova Scotia will play Saskatchewan Friday at 4:15 p.m. Atlantic.
Jake Lonar, Coldbrook, and Horton High’s Kyle Johnston, Hantsport, ended the tournament in eighth place after a 3-0 loss to Manitoba. Lonar pitched five innings, allowing three runs, for the loss. Johnston did not play today.
After yesterday’s play, the women’s team – coached by Morgan Snow, Berwick, and including Axewomen Julie Thiessen, Middleton, and Jasmine Smith, Falmouth – finished sixth overall. Team Ontario, coached by Axewomen coach Michelle Wood, won the bronze.
The men, including Port Williams’ Robbie Johnson and Kentville’s Nigel Herritt, finished seventh.
In the pool, eight Wolfville Tritons and Acadia swimmers finished competition today in a record-breaking Team Nova Scotia effort. Ten medals were earned by the province’s swimmers in the pool. Open water competition is Friday, but there are no local swimmers in that event. Wolfville and Acadia coach Chris Stone is an assistant coach with Team Nova Scotia.
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Hayden Adams, Newport 13th 50M backstroke and 26th in 200M individual medley
Kody Bourque, Tupper Lake, 16th in Special Olympics 50M freestyle
Eveline Choquette, Auburn, 28th in 200M individual medley
Adam Deutsch, Kingston, 20th in 200M individual medley
Patrick Henger, Windsor, 31st in 50M freestyle
Rebecca MacPherson, Canning - 12th in 50M backstroke and 23rd in 50M freestyle
Kentville’s Kassandra Parsons and MacPherson were part of Team Nova Scotia’s seventh place 4 X 100M medley relay.
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