Yarmouth PetValu Clippers bring home silver from U14 soccer provincials

Tina Comeau tcomeau@thevanguard.ca
Published on September 14, 2015

Yarmouth PetValu Clippers U14 boys soccer team wins silver at provincials.

YARMOUTH – After 100 minutes of soccer, which included two overtimes, the Yarmouth PetValu Clippers U14 boys’ team fell short of the Soccer Nova Scotia Boys Tier 2-B provincial title, losing in a shootout to Bridgetown in the championship game.

Despite the heartbreaking loss, bringing home the silver was a great achievement for the team, noted team coach Craig Minard.

“The team went from only winning two games last year to being second in the province this year,” he said.

Scoring for Yarmouth in the championship game were Matt Harris and Dylan Landry. In net was Morgan Chenel, who was the keeper for all of Yarmouth’s games at provincials. There were two 10-minute overtime halves in the title game before a shootout was needed to determine the winner.  

The game MVP for Yarmouth was Maxime Bertrand. Tournament MVP was Jared Minard.

The provincials were held in Stellarton. In Yarmouth’s first game of the round robin the Clippers defeated a strong Fundy United team from Amherst 3-2. Scoring for Yarmouth were Alex Wells and Ethan Doucette.

Yarmouth struggled in their second game against Bedford and the team was down 1-0 with less than five minutes remaining in the game when a corner kick by Ethan Doucette tied the game. The game ended in a tie as there was no overtime in the round robin.

In their third round robin game, a 6-1 victory over Halifax advanced the Clippers to the championship final. Scoring for Yarmouth in the third round robin game were 
Dylan Landry with four goals, 
Jared Minard and Alex Wells.

Eight U14 teams competed at provincials.