The Sacred Heart Saints senior girls soccer team won their first 2A provincial championship on the weekend on their home turf.
The Saints, along with three other teams, advanced to the provincials because they won regional play the weekend earlier.
In the Semi-final, the Saints got off to a slow start against the Notre Dame Hounds. The Hounds found the back of the net after just two minutes and then again at the six-minute mark. Playing into a stiff wind and finding themselves two goals down so quickly in the game, the Saints had to play catch up. They netted a goal by Bryce Sherring on a beautiful feed from Rita Fetsch to make the score 2-1. Before the half ended, the Hounds scored again and took a 3-1 lead into half time. In the second half with the wind, the Saints took over and scored four unanswered goals, all by Fetsch.
In the other semi-final, Saskatoon Bishop Mahoney defeated Moose Jaw Central 2-1 to advance to the gold medal final against the Saints.
In the bronze medal game, the Notre Dame Hounds defeated the Moose Jaw Central Cyclones 4-1 to capture the bronze medal.
In the final, the Saints met the three-time champion Saskatoon Bishop Mahoney who was going for their fourth straight championship. In last year's final, the Saints dropped a close one to Bishop but this year was a different story. Bishop started strong and controlled the ball through the middle with a lot of nice touches and great controlled passing. The Saints, however, took control of the game in the first half. Rita Fetsch continued her goal-scoring prowess and netted two goals in the first half as the Saints took a 2-0 lead into the second half. Midway through the second half, Kristen Jonassen hit the top right hand corner of the net on a beautiful shot from 30 yards out. Bryce Sherring added a goal to complete the scoring for the Saints. With time running out in the game, Bishop found the net with a goal but it was too little too late.