Lady Gens lose to Lajeunesse, tie Cardinal Carter to conclude regular season


Chelsea Meloche (left) battles for a ball against Lajeunesse last Wednesday.

Chelsea Meloche (left) battles for a ball against Lajeunesse last Wednesday.

By Ron Giofu


The General Amherst Lady Gens head to the WECSSAA Tier 2 soccer playoffs with a 2-4-2 record after a loss and a tie last week.

Lajeunesse came to the Libro Centre last Wednesday afternoon and came away with a 3-0 win.

“We had a tough start,” said coach Lisa Voakes. “We started working together and were better near the end.”

Coach Eric Jaber added that the Lady Gens have to play well all game, not just for parts of it.

“We need to get a full game effort,”

Jaber said General Amherst had a strong second half but it wasn’t enough.

“Unfortunately, it’s an 80-minute game, not a 40-minute game,” he said.

With playoffs approaching, he thinks the Lady Gens could do some damage if they play well.

“I think if we play our best, we have a chance to win some games. We’ve got to keep improving and moving forward.”

Voakes said it is a short season and the Lady Gens are a young team.

“There’s not a lot of time to get used to each other,” she said.

Terri Smith was praised for her efforts against Lajeunesse as the coaches said she gives 100 per cent every time out. Savannah Bouzide, a Grade 9 player, is improving, they add, although she was one of the team’s strong players to begin with.

General Amherst travelled to Leamington last Thursday and settled for a scoreless tie with Cardinal Carter to conclude the regular season.

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