The Saints Boys Soccer team’s championship reign ended this past weekend at Warman at the SHSAA 2A provincial tournament.
The boys played a hard fought game against Regina Miller losing 1-nil, ending the possibility of defending their 2A provincial title for the third straight year. The Saints had several chances including a shot off the cross bar but just could not solve the Miller keeper who proved to be the difference in keeping a clean sheet for Miller in the quarterfinal.
The consolation semifinal saw more offense with the Saints winning 3-2 against Humboldt. Saints goals came from Elias Giannoulis, Jacob Okeny and Petro Vivchar, who scored the winner for the Saints. The final game to decide fifth place was played against Moose Jaw Central in a rematch of the regional final. The Saints once again just did not have it in them to beat Central, who won 4-nil and took home fifth place in the tournament and the B side consolation.
The Saints performed admirably this season after losing many of the core players of their two time provincial championship winning team and came very close to reaching the semifinal in their opening round loss to Miller.
Many of the remaining players from the championship teams will also be graduating this year ending an era of SHHS soccer.