Martensville High School was host to the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) 4A Girls Provincial Playoffs on Friday, October 28, and Saturday October 29.
There were four teams competing in the tournament; Yorkton Sacred Heart Saints, Chief John Keenatch Lady Wolves, Martensville Royals and Regina Luther Lions.
Martensville’s first game saw an exciting match against Chief John Keenatch at noon on Friday. After a tie game at the end of regulation time, they went through two five-minute overtime halves and eight shooters in the shoot-out where Martensville came out on top 5-4. The shoot out scorers were; Chloe Bartel, Rhea Tillmanns, and Kloey Rosciski.
Saturday saw Yorkton take the Bronze medal with fourth place going to Chief John Keenatch Lady Wolves with a final score of 6-5.
The gold match was played at 2pm on Saturday and although it was an extremely close, hard-played game, Regina came out on top with a 2-0 win against Martensville.
“As a coach I am so extremely proud of this group of young women. Not only because they made Royals history, but also because they show dedication, drive, kindness, and sportsmanship both on and off the field. They played hard until the verylast whistle and should be so proud of their accomplishment. The future of Royals girls’ soccer is extremely bright. As a team we are so grateful to continue to have community member, Carryn Berk, as a coach. She has played an integral role in shaping these young athletes,” said coach Breanne Cooper.
Coach Carryn Berk is also very proud of this group of young women as she stated, “Congratulations to the Martensville High School Girls Soccer team, history has officially been made! I could not be prouder to be a part of this team. I helped Breanne Cooper coach this group of talented young women last year as well and the improvement between seasons has been outstanding. They have an incredible amount of future potential considering they are such a young team consisting mostly of Grade 10’s and a few new Grade 9’s; to have an outcome on the season resulting in a Silver Medal is extraordinary. I am very hopeful these girls come back and continue to work hard, if so, the next few years will be very exciting so stay tuned.”
Congratulations to the Martensville Royals high school girls’ soccer team on their first ever Provincial medal!