Last night (July 16), the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat policy came into effect again, forcing the postponement/cancellation of a slate of scheduled minor matches, affecting all 6:30 p.m. starts in the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls divisions. Games with 8:30 p.m. starts went ahead, as did action in the ERSL (Glengarry Hearts).
Both the Glengarry Soccer League and East Regional Soccer League have announced that youth matches scheduled for tonight will be postponed due to the extreme heat.
For the GSL, this affects games in the U6, U12 boys, and U16 boys divisions.
At this time, GSL U19 girls, tier 2 women's, and senior men's games are still on – all slated for 8:30 p.m. starts.
For details on the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat game postponement/cancellation guidelines, please see this post.
All scheduled July 2 soccer matches in the Glengarry Soccer League have been postponed.
That's the word coming down from the GSL admin today as a result of the extreme heat that has stricken our county.
Given the extreme weather conditions (heat advisory) and the risk of severe thunderstorms, the Glengarry Soccer League has decided in the interest of the safety of our members to cancel all games for Monday, July 2, 2018.
Games will be rescheduled for Sunday, July 8 at the same time and location (provided the field is available) and we will continue to monitor the weather for the remainder of the week.
Monday's postponed games include youth and tier 2 men's action.
With hot weather forecast to continue this week, it's likely that there will be additional postponements in the days ahead.
ERSL postpones action as well
The Ottawa-based ERSL, which includes youth Glengarry Hearts teams, was evaluating the status of its matches at the time of this post.
However, we do know that the U13 girls game slated to be played in Alexandria has been deferred to a later date.
We are currently monitoring weather conditions and will provide a decision regarding tonight's games no later than 3:00pm pic.twitter.com/bqMHVofKwT— ERSL (@EastRegionSL) July 2, 2018
Updating our story in the Sept. 6 edition of The Glengarry News, the Glengarry Hearts U14 soccer team concluded its 2017 ERSL season with a perfect record, winning 3-0 against the Ottawa Futsal FSTA Elite.
Scoring for the Hearts were Taylor Hambleton, Carolanne Paquette, and Kaisa Este.
We have photos from the team's Aug. 30 game in our online galleries here.
The Glengarry Hearts U14 girls soccer team of the ERSL closed out its home schedule on Wednesday, with a win over Russell, in Maxville. We will have the story in the upcoming issue of The Glengarry News.
With a win tonight on the Lochiel pitch, the Glengarry U15 girls Hearts soccer team has earned a spot in the third round of the ER Shield competition. We will have the details in the Aug. 2 edition of The Glengarry News. Photos from tonight's game can be seen here.
Next week's edition of The Glengarry News will feature a story about the stellar season Glengarry's U13 boys Hearts soccer team is having. Earlier this week, the boys scored a victory on their home field in Alexandria. Photos from the game can be seen here.
With a 1-0 win on June 29, the U18 girls Glengarry Hearts soccer team improved its ERSL record to 4-0. Taylor Simard had the goal, in the game against Carleton Place United.
Next league action is slated for July 6 on the road against Ottawa City.
In ER Shield play, the Hearts were eliminated back on June 19, falling 2-1 to Cumberland United. Madeleine Chisholm had the goal for Glengarry.
The Glengarry Hearts U15 girls soccer team hosted a team from Ottawa in ERSL action this week, and we will have the story for you in the July 5 edition of The Glengarry News.
A photo gallery of the action is available online here.