The gulf between the top and lower tiers in senior boys high school soccer became more defined Wednesday, as the Kingston Area Secondary School Athletic Association’s three undefeated teams all won, in each case at the expense of a team aspiring to join the upper echelon.
At Tindall Field, the Kingston Blues retained their grip on first place with their fourth straight win, 3-2 over the previously unbeaten Bayridge Blazers. The Regiopolis Notre Dame Panthers and the Holy Cross Crusaders both stayed within a game of the league leaders at 3-0, with wins of 2-1 over the Sydenham Golden Eagles and 6-1 over the Ernestown Eagles, respectively.
For Sydenham, 1-1-2, the loss was the first of the season.
Isaac MacFayden, Ben Posthumus and Sam Shore shared the scoring as KC edged Bayridge at Tindall Field. Spencer Dungey and Michael Fowler scored for the Blazers, who fell to 2-1-1.
R.J. Kameka scored both Regi goals at Sydenham, as the Panthers won their third straight game. Jordan Torres scored the lone goal for the Golden Eagles, who have allowed just four goals in four games this year, but have only one win to show for it.
At the other end of the offensive spectrum reside the Holy Cross Crusaders, who have 14 goals in their three victories after their impressive win Wednesday at Odessa. Eric Rebelo led the way past the Eagles with three goals, while Santiago Rivera, Justus Dupere and Jordan Grady scored once each for Holy Cross.
Elsewhere, the Frontenac Falcons improved to 3-1 with a 5-0 win over the Golden Hawks at Napanee and Daniel Billingsley scored three times as the La Salle Black Knights dumped the Marie-Rivier Dragons 10-0.
Playing at La Salle, Jordan Price, who hadn’t played the game before this spring—and began his soccer career as the Knights’ goalkeeper—turned striker for a day, and scored his team’s final goal.
Denver Stephens, with two, Shawn Miller, Hunter Hewett, Riley Banks and Chris Newton scored the other goals for La Salle, which improved to 1-2-1 at the expense of the winless Dragons.