Hawks report: NDSS’ junior boys soccer team holding onto final playoff spot

NDSS' Zyon Williams (left) battles a La Salle player during Monday's KASSAA league action in Napanee. Williams had a goal in Napanee's 8-3 defeat. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Adam Prudhomme

A promising start didn’t hold up for the NDSS Golden Hawks junior boys soccer team as they fell 8-3 to the visiting La Salle Black Knights on Monday afternoon.

Zyon Williams scored on the opening drive for Napanee to get the Hawks in flight. The quick start didn’t last long however as the Knights responded within 10 minutes and continued to keep rolling from there. Ashton Hoytle and Oscar Doucet also found the back of the net for Napanee but they ultimately weren’t able to keep pace with their opponents.

Napanee is now 1-3-1 on the season, still clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot with one game left to play on the KASSAA regular season schedule. They’re three points up on Ernestown and Bayridge, though a win is worth three points. Napanee closes out the regular season tomorrow afternoon against Loyalist with playoffs scheduled to get underway May 8.

Monday’s late game saw the NDSS Hawks the Bayridge Blazers for a much more tightly contested affair, with Bayridge squeaking out a 2-1 victory. Jack Rouleau provided Napanee’s goal.

The loss was a tough one for the Hawks who are ninth in the KASSAA standings, just one spot out of the playoff picture with two games to go. They’re 1-3-1 on the season with four points, trailing Bayridge and Ernestown by a point.

NDSS’ girls soccer teams were on the road, with the juniors battling to a 3-3 draw with Loyalist. Napanee remains undefeated on the season with three wins to go with their tie. They are second in the KASSAA standings, two back of Regi. The junior Hawks are scheduled to host Frontenac this afternoon at 4 p.m.

The senior squad was blanked 2-0 by the Marie-Rivier Dragons on Monday. The seniors are 1-3-1 on the season, tied for seventh in the standings. They host Frontenac tomorrow at 5 p.m.

NDSS’ junior boys rugby team opened their season with a draw and a loss at CaraCo Field in Kingston on Friday.

In the opening match they battled Kingston Secondary to a 5-5 tie with Cohen Cutler scoring Napanee’s lone try.

In their second match they battled Regi and came up short in a 15-5 loss.

Napanee hits the road May 3 to face Frontenac.

Napanee’s seniors were doubled up 20-10 to Kingston and then fell 30-5 to Regi.

NDSS’ girls rugby team is yet to allow a try while dominating their opening three games, rolling to a 52-0 win over Frontenac, 27-0 over Regi and 24-0 over Kingston. They will visit Sydenham this afternoon with a 5 p.m. game time. On Friday they’ll welcome La Salle to NDSS for a 4 p.m. kick-off.

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