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Digby Mariners edged in final of Regional soccer championship


BRIDGETOWN - The Digby Regional High School senior boys soccer team surrendered a second-half lead Saturday to the host Bridgetown team, and then lost the Regional championship in a shootout

The game was tied 1-1 at the half, with Nathan Janson scoring for Digby, and the second half saw the Mariners go ahead when Benedict Woelkichased the ball into the net behind an out of position Bridgetown goalkeeper.

Digby proved unable to protect its loan goal advantage and Bridgetown scored past Digby keeper Dawson Acker in the closing minutes of regulation time, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Neither team was able to score in sudden death overtime, and Digby coach Oliver Janson said both teams seemed nervous about making an error in the two 15-minute overtime periods.

In the shootout following, Bridgetown scored on its seventh shot, while Digby’s bounced off a goal post.

Digby had won both its first round games at Regionals on Oct. 22, first downing New Germany 2-1 in a shootout in Bridgetown.

The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time, with Janson scoring Digby’s goal.

Two 10-minute overtimes left the score still deadlocked, but in shootouts, Digby’s 10th shooter, Noah Titus ended it.

In afternoon play, the Mariners beat Shelburne 3-1.

Janson had two for Digby, with Fady Shariff scoring the third.

Bridgetown also won both its games, shutting out Forest Heights 2-0 in the morning and Barrington 3-0 in the afternoon.

The game was tied 1-1 at the half, with Nathan Janson scoring for Digby, and the second half saw the Mariners go ahead when Benedict Woelkichased the ball into the net behind an out of position Bridgetown goalkeeper.

Digby proved unable to protect its loan goal advantage and Bridgetown scored past Digby keeper Dawson Acker in the closing minutes of regulation time, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

Neither team was able to score in sudden death overtime, and Digby coach Oliver Janson said both teams seemed nervous about making an error in the two 15-minute overtime periods.

In the shootout following, Bridgetown scored on its seventh shot, while Digby’s bounced off a goal post.

Digby had won both its first round games at Regionals on Oct. 22, first downing New Germany 2-1 in a shootout in Bridgetown.

The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time, with Janson scoring Digby’s goal.

Two 10-minute overtimes left the score still deadlocked, but in shootouts, Digby’s 10th shooter, Noah Titus ended it.

In afternoon play, the Mariners beat Shelburne 3-1.

Janson had two for Digby, with Fady Shariff scoring the third.

Bridgetown also won both its games, shutting out Forest Heights 2-0 in the morning and Barrington 3-0 in the afternoon.

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