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Tantramar lady Titans bring home 2017 provincial championship

The Tantramar lady soccer Titans are the 2017 AA varsity girls soccer champions. Front row (left to right): Olivia Brownell; Kyla Davis; Mya Milner; Mackenzie Allen; Abby Lane; Carly Phinney; Claire Johnson and Nicole Patterson. Back row (left to right): assistant coach Chris Milner; manager Steve Ridlington; Julia Stubbert; Anna Crossman; Jesse Davis; Emily Browne-Bourgeois; Sara Grant; Kathryn Whittemore; Abbey Morice; Leslie Silliker; Isabelle Adams and head coach Nev Garrity.
The Tantramar lady soccer Titans are the 2017 AA varsity girls soccer champions. Front row (left to right): Olivia Brownell; Kyla Davis; Mya Milner; Mackenzie Allen; Abby Lane; Carly Phinney; Claire Johnson and Nicole Patterson. Back row (left to right): assistant coach Chris Milner; manager Steve Ridlington; Julia Stubbert; Anna Crossman; Jesse Davis; Emily Browne-Bourgeois; Sara Grant; Kathryn Whittemore; Abbey Morice; Leslie Silliker; Isabelle Adams and head coach Nev Garrity. - Submitted

SACKVILLE, N.B. – The Tantramar Titans last won a provincial crown in varsity girls’ soccer in 1996. With four consecutive appearances in the sport’s last final four events, the Sackville squad brought home gold and the banner from the AA Championships held in Campbellton on Saturday, Nov. 4. The local squad’s best results had previously come in 2014 when the club won silver.

The eastern conference regular season and playoff champions, the Titans defeated the Roland-Pépin Prédateurs 3-2 and lost 3-1 to the Bathurst Phantoms at Regionals held in Sackville on Oct. 28 to advance to provincials as North-East #2.

Play at provincials opened early Saturday when Tantramar defeated the South-West #1 team, the Rothesay Red Hawks, on Campbellton’s Oval Field. Grade 11 striker Kyla Davis and Grade 9 striker Sara Grant scored in the first half for a 2-0 half-time lead. Rothesay scored at 42:27 but the Titans hung on for the win and earned a chance to advance to the final.

The Hampton Huskies, South-West #2, defeated the Bathurst Phantoms, North-East #1, by a score of 2-0 in the other provincial semi.

The gold medal match was played on the Tide Field in Tide Head where Tantramar captured the 2017 AA title by defeating Hampton 2-1. Grade 11 striker Kyla Davis and Grade 10 mid Anna Crossman led the Titan attack. Hampton scored one in the last minute of the match but the die was cast for the Titans – provincial champions.

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