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Summerside soccer team to play in provincial championship game

A study published in July examined the brains of 98 young, healthy, amateur soccer players. The results indicated women had an increased risk in brain injuries due to heading soccer balls.
A study published in July examined the brains of 98 young, healthy, amateur soccer players. The results indicated women had an increased risk in brain injuries due to heading soccer balls. - 123RF Stock Photo

Under the lights at UPEI on Aug. 21

SUMMERSIDE – The Summerside United will play for the Subway P.E.I. Under-18 Girls Soccer League (Premier Division) championship.

The United will meet the Hillsborough United at UPEI on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 8:15 p.m. This will be a matchup of the top two teams in the regular season. Summerside finished in first place at 6-1-2 (won-lost-tied), and second-place Hillsborough was three points back at 5-2-2.
Both teams are 2-0 in the playoffs, with Summerside outscoring its opposition 8-1 and Hillsborough scoring five goals while allowing just one in the post-season.

Shutout
Summerside clinched its berth in the final with a 6-0 victory over the Winsloe/Charlottetown Royals at Eric Johnston Field on Tuesday night.
Heidi Lauwerijssen opened the scoring in the seventh minute, Abby Christopher made it 2-0 in the 15th minute and Lauwerijssen, with her second of the first off on a penalty kick in the 31st minute, sent Summerside into halftime up 3-0.
Hilarie Gaudet extended Summerside’s lead to 4-0 in the 50th minute, and Lauwerijssen scored two more in the 59th and 70th minutes to complete the hat trick.
Kyrsten Coyle earned the clean sheet for Summerside.

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