After finishing the regular season with a 12-1-2 record, the New Maryland U16/U18 Villagers Division 1 boys represented West Region Soccer and brought home gold as U18 champions at the Provincial tournament held over the August 20-21 weekend in Dieppe.
The Villagers went undefeated with clean sheets in all games during the tournament, defeating both Shediac and Edmundston by scores of 1-0 in play on Saturday, to earn a bye to the semi-finals on Sunday. In the semi-final New Maryland faced Edmundston again, winning 2-0. The final against Restigouche was won in regulation time with a score of 2-0.
Back row standing L-R: Jon Fidler, Paul O’Sullivan, Daniel Starr, Ethan O’Connell, Cian Speed, Jonathan Fidler, Dylan Lohnes, Finley Corbett, Brennan Minchin, Evan Schlodder, Benjamin DeLong, Leo Titarenko, Seongwoo Park, Alexander DeLong, Andrew Keats, Alex Morgan, Chris DeLong, Chris O’Connell.
Front row kneeling L-R: Petar Lukic, Nick Glynn, Cam Caissie, Graeme Clark, Simon Wassef, Liviu Badea, Peter MacDonald, Eric Meng.
(Missing from photo: Sam Arseneau, Zac Corrie, Jacob Greer, Brad Merryweather, Jack Morrison)
Photo: Keith Minchin