Colts advance to consolation final, Ardens book trip to gold final

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Colts striker Sebastian Torres won this battle for the ball versus Saskatoon St. Joseph captain Alex Grant during Friday morning action during the SHSAA 3A Boys Soccer championship in Swift Current.

The Swift Current Colts finally figured out the frozen turf at the SHSAA Provincial Soccer Championship to advance to the consolation final on Saturday on home turf.

Swift Current scored twice in overtime to earn a 4-2 win over Regina Campbell during opening day action at the eight team tournament. The win earns them the right to face P.A. St. Mary at 10 a.m. in the consolation final.

Sebastian Torres scored a top corner free kick goal just before the end of the first 10 minute overtime session, while Dylan Griffin steered home his second of the game early in the second overtime half to give the Colts the two goal win. Tyler Moate also scored once for the home squad.

Swift Current played a solid 60 minutes during their tournament opener but faded late while dropping a 4-0 decision to Saskatoon St. Joseph.

Swift Current trailed 1-0 at halftime, and despite a strong second half start where they hit a post in the opening few minutes, Saskatoon pulled away with a dominant second half performance.

The Ardens opened the 3A Girls Provincial Championship in Weyburn this morning with a 3-2 overtime victory over Regina Campbell.

In their second game the Ardens blanked host Weyburn 3-0 to advance to Saturday's provincial gold medal final. Swift Current will be in tough against Saskatoon Evan Hardy Collegiate, who rolled through the opening day without giving up a goal. Saskatoon opened with a 3-0 win over P.A. St. Mary's, and in the province semi-final powered to a 5-0 win over P.A. Carlton.

The teams play for the provincial championship at 2 p.m.

Geographic location: Swift Current

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