The Holy Trinity Academy Knights will try to defend a soccer title this weekend, while having the satisfaction of another league title to their credit.
The Knights won the Foothills Athletic Council’s girls soccer championship by downing the Foothills Falcons 4-0, on Oct. 15 at Riverside Park.
“This is really nice, everyone that has been on this team for three years has won three league championships,” said Knights co-captain Emily Ostafichuk. “It’s just nice to bring it home again.”
The Knights had a 2-0 lead in the first half with goals from Brielle Masse and Alexa Evis.
Evis’s goal was one of grit and determination as she followed her shot and kicked in a rebound off the post.
HTA put the game away early in the second half thanks to some deft passing from Masse who tipped the ball over to Knights striker Kyleigh Van Oirschot who slipped it by the Falcons’ netminder.
“Brielle crossed it and then there was a play here (front of the Falcons’ net) and I took it to the right and shot it bottom left corner,” Van Oirschot said.
The final goal was scored by Evis.
The Knights will try and defend their South Central zone title starting this Friday in Cochrane.
“The girls played really well today — good for preparation for zones this weekend,” said Knights coach Peter Mundy. “This was a nice (championship) banner to get, but the next would be even nicer.
“We will be pushing hard this weekend.”
He credited the Falcons on a good effort on the pitch.
“The Comp got stronger this weekend as the season wore on,” Mundy said. “They are well-coached. The longer they play in the league, the better they get.”
The Falcons will also be at zones this weekend.