PK Yonge evened the score with Gainesville High School by winning the rematch. PK, however had better timing with their win, because last night’s game was the District 4 contest, with a spot in in April’s district 4 playoffs at stake.
The Canes struggled to light the fires early in front of a large home field crowd at GHS and PK Yonge calmly took advantage scoring 4 unanswered goals. While the Canes were slow to respond, respond they did. As the game wore on, they ignited the home field faithful by cutting the lead to 9-6. Valiant though the GHS effort was, it was not enough and it came in spurts too sporadic, to close the gap any tighter. PK answered every run with timely saves and key scores.
The 12-6 Blue Wave victory assures PK Yonge a spot in the District 4 playoffs having beaten Eastside in the season opening district contest, and now GHS as well.
Freshman middie, Jack Cornell, had a great game in the losing effort leading Gainesville in scoring with 3 goals and 1 assist.Â Donahue led the Wave in scoring with 6 goals.
Meanwhile the 2nd year canes, which fall to 2-4, set their sights on Friday night’s game on the road at Eastside with what will prove to be the final playoff spot available in the balance.
The evening sets up to be an emotional one, as the Rams and the Canes both plan to use the evening to honor Eastside Senior Soccer All American Sarah Landauer, who died this past week due to a heart related illness.