MacLean scores the championship-winning goal in the final PEISAA soccer match with Three Oaks Axewomen

CORNWALL, PEI – Paige MacLean will remember the last goal she scored as a member of the Three Oaks Axewomen.

MacLean’s first-half goal made the difference as the Axewomen won 1-0 over the Westisle Wolverines in the Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association’s senior AAA Girls Soccer League game on October 30.

“Kaitlyn (Smith), our D winger, picked up the ball, and it was in the air, and I just put it in,” said MacLean, 17, who plays midfielder. central plot. “It feels good to bring the banner home. “

The Three Oaks Axewomen won the Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association Senior Women’s AAA Soccer League in Cornwall on October 30. The Axewomen defeated the Westisle Wolverines 1-0 in the gold medal game. Members of the Axewomen, front row, from left, are Maddy MacPherson, Kristyn Taylor, Olivia James, Ardyn Hardy, Kailyn Gallant, Lana Gillis, Mya Goeseels, Sydney Cameron, Ava Pomeroy and Aaliyah MacDonald Back row, From left are Marta Irvine (Head Coach), Michelle Johnson (Assistant Coach), Paige MacLean, Reghan Betts, Hannah Somers, Katie Acorn, Kaitlyn Smith, Ella Donovan, Chloe Campbell, Lindsay Stewart, Kate Campbell, Lauryn Reeves (assistant coach) and Ian Gillis (assistant coach). – Jason Simmonds • The Guardian

The 2021 championship marked two consecutive provincial titles for the Axewomen. Three Oaks won their first-ever senior AAA women’s football title in 2020 with a 5-0 victory over Montague.

Maddy MacPherson recorded the clean sheet for the Axewomen in the final, played on the turf at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.

Senior Kate Campbell, who plays the full back, said it’s a special feeling to win back-to-back provincial titles and a memorable way for Grade 12 players to end their high school careers.

“It will be good to keep this legacy that we have won two years in a row and hopefully future players will keep the banner in our hands.”

-Kate Campbell

“It feels good,” said Campbell, 17. “I hope when we leave TOSH can continue to win.

“It will be good to keep this legacy that we have won two years in a row and hopefully future players will keep the banner in our hands.”

The two teams faced each other

Prince Edward Island School Sports Association.  -Jason Simmonds
Prince Edward Island School Sports Association. -Jason Simmonds

Campbell said the final game went as she planned and there were no surprises. It could have been anyone’s game, she added, and both teams wanted to win.

Axewomen head coach Marta Irvine attributed the talent of the players and the teamwork to the success of the Axewomen.

“They say if you want the rainbow you have to put up with the rain,” said Irvine, who added that she was proud of the Axewomen. “The girls did their best and worked hard in every game. “

Irvine added that the Axewomen had to change their formations to counter the adjustments made by the Wolverines.

MacLean liked the way Three Oaks played in the final.

“It was a close game,” said MacLean. “We had possession of the ball most of the time, and when we lost it, we got it back quickly.

“We didn’t give them a lot of chances, I think they had one or two (quality scoring chances), and we kept them in their camp more often.”

The silver medal capped a strong playoff run for the Wolverines. Westisle beat seeded Colonel Gray Colonels 2-1 in the semifinals after edging the Charlottetown Rural Raiders 1-0 in the quarterfinals. Three Oaks beat Bluefield 1-0 in the other semi.

Col. Grady beat Bluefield 7-1 in Cornwall on October 29 to win the bronze medal.

Stories and photos from the PEI School Sports Association Senior A, Intermediate AA and Intermediate A Championships will appear in future editions of The Guardian.

Jason Simmonds is a sports writer for the SaltWire Network in Prince Edward Island.