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SUPER SOCCER TEAM – Team Yukon’s male soccer team poses for a pic at the 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games. The team opened with a victory over Nova Scotia Monday and a loss to Alberta Tuesday. They play B.C. Thursday. Photo courtesy of SARAH LEWIS PHOTGRAPHY

2022 Niagara Canada Games Update: Male soccer team drops to 1-1

Team Yukon’s male soccer team came back down to earth Tuesday at the 2022 Niagara Canada Games with a tough loss to Alberta by a 2-nil score.

By Morris Prokop on August 10, 2022

Team Yukon’s male soccer team came back down to earth Tuesday at the 2022 Niagara Canada Games with a tough loss to Alberta by a 2-nil score. Alberta carried most of the play and the Yukon boys had trouble penetrating the Alberta defence and creating scoring chances.

“I am very proud of the boys effort. Alberta are quality and our boys showed great pride,” said Technical Director Sean Fleming of his side’s valiant effort.

With the win, Alberta finished first in Pool B with four points. Yukon wound up second with three points and Nova Scotia ended up with one point.

Yukon plays B.C. in the Qualification Round on Thursday at 1:30 Yukon time.

In Female Basketball Tuesday, in Preliminary Pool C, Newfoundland-Labrador topped the Yukon girls 114-16. Yukon finished fourth in their pool with an 0-2 record.

This morning in the Qualification Round, Ontario beat Team Yukon 120-17.

In Male Basketball action, Team Yukon put up a good fight against Newfoundland-Labrador but were downed 94-62.

They finished fourth in Pool C with an 0-2 record.

In a Qualification Round this morning, Team Yukon fell to Nova Scotia 121-37.

In Female Beach Volleyball Tuesday, Team Yukon lost 2 games to none to P.E.I. and 2-0 to Newfoundland-Labrador to finish fourth in Pool F with an 0-3 record.

In Male Beach Volleyball Tuesday, Team Yukon lost to Saskatchewan 2-0 and were edged 2-1 by Nunavut. The boys finished fourth in Pool C with and 0-4 record in the Preliminary Round.

In Female Team Wresting Tuesday, Yukon lost to B.C., Quebec, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland-Labrador Wednesday. They finished sixth in Pool A.

In Male Team Wrestling Tuesday, the boys lost to Ontario, Newfoundland-Labrador, Saskatchewan. They fell to Nova Scotia and Alberta today and sit in sixth place in Pool A.

In the pool, in the Female 400 Metre Freestyle, Erin Delaurier finished fourth in her heat in 5:36.50. Avery Kinsella finished sixth in Race 2 with a time of 5:14.26 and Sabine Keesey finished eighth in 5:51.34 in her heat.

Sabine Keesey then finished seventh in Final B in a scorching time of 4:46.60 and finished 15th overall.

Kinsella finished 22nd overall. Casey Delaurier finished 45th and Erin Delaurier finished 47th overall.

In the Male 400 Metre Freestyle, Hugh Stops finished second in his heat in 5:21.93.

In Race 2, Corbin Jackson finished sixth in 4:54.45, followed by Liam Gishler in 5:00.67.

Thomas Gishler finished fifth in a much faster heat in 4:12.54.

Gishler then went on to win the B Final in 4:10.92 and finished ninth overall.

In the Female 100 Metre Backstroke Race 1, Erin Delaurier finished second in 1:20.18. Selene Brown finished fifth in 1:31.94.

In Race 2, Sabine Keesey tied for sixth with Kale Massie in 1:16.93. None of the girls qualified for the finals. Keesey finished 21rst overall, followed by Massie in 22nd. Erin Delaurier came in 44th and Brown finished 46th overall.

In the Male 100 Metre Backstroke Race 1, Corbin Jackson finished third in 1:10.52. Oliver Cull came in fifth in 1:16.31 and Hugh Stops finished eighth in 1:23.91. In Race 2, Reese Jackson finished eighth in 1:11.63.

None of the boys made it into the finals.

In the overall standings, Reese Jackson came in 21rst, followed by Corbin Jackson in 22nd. Cull finished in 40th and Stopps came in 43rd overall.

In the Female 200 Metre Breaststroke Race 1, Melody Qui finished first in a time of 3:10.74 and finished 19th overall. Selene Brown finished third in 3:04.42 and 39th overall.

In Race 2, Sabine Keesey finished fourth in 3:04.42 and 18th overall.

In the Male 200 Metre Breaststroke Race 1, Tuja Dreyer finished first in a time of 2:50.36 and finished 19th overall.

Oliver Cull finished in fifth in 3:04.77, 23rd overall, and William Sugden finished sixth in Race 1 with a time of 3:41.63 and 39th overall.

In the Female 50 Metre Butterfly Race 2, Melody Qui finished eighth in 34.13 and 23rd overall.

In the Male 50 Metre Butterfly Race 1, Hugh Stopps finished third in 36.38, followed by William Sugden in fourth at 40.24. In race 2, Corbin Jackson came in eighth in 33.44.

In Race 6, Tuja Dreyer came in eighth in 28.26. Overall, Dreyer finished 18th, Jackson 23rd, Stopps 45th and Sugden 46th.

In mountain biking today, in the Female Relay, Team Yukon finished seventh in 50:11.000.

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