NACI's boys and girls soccer rounded out the first half of their zone schedule last week.
The Lady Tigers kicked off their week last Tuesday against a strong Minnedosa Chancellors team in Minnedosa.
NACI battled back-and-forth, but it was Minnedosa who was able to capitalize on its opportunities to take a 6-0 lead after 65 minutes.
The Tigers switched to a more offensive formation for the last 25 minutes and put Minnedosa on their heels, creating a handful of good scoring opportunities. It was Megan Porrier who would eventually find the back of the net for NACI as she put a ball top-shelf from a 25-yard free kick.
Minnedosa would still come out on top 6-1.
NACI continued its strong play into Thursday's game against MacGregor and were rewarded.
Megan Porrier scored her second goal of the week by rifling a shot from the 18-yard line to give NACI a 1-0 lead, while Brooke DeKoning one-timed a cross from the wing to clinch a 2-0 win for the Tigers.
“The girls continue to improve each game and I was happy to see them get the win Thursday,” coach Kaiten Critchlow said. “I'm excited to see what results we can get here as we face off against the same teams in the second half of the season at home with these games under our belt already.”
NACI's boys team battled Minnedosa on Tuesday night.
Despite a strong team effort from NACI, Minnedosa was able to win the game 9-2. The Tigers didn't give up though, and were rewarded with goals from Luc Tomoniko and Jessy Doerksen.
In their second game of the week, NACI once again gave a spirited effort but weren't able to come away with a win.
The MacGregor Mustangs instead found themselves on the winning side of the scoresheet by a 10-0 score.
“The guys continue to give a strong effort every game and continue to develop their skills,” coach Daryl Critchlow said. “We're hoping that effort translates into a well-deserved win in the second half of the season.”
The boys and girls soccer teams played Tuesday in Neepawa and again on Thursday night in town beginning at 4 p.m.