OTTAWA — The Chesterton Academy of Ottawa soccer team dominated in an 8-3 victory over St. Laurent Academy in the season opener at the RA Centre Oct. 6. Joseph Pocrnic scored 4 , Nicholas Pascual-Meagher scored 3 and Alexander Doak scored 1. Fionn Stackbauer was a solid starting goaltender for Chesterton. “He played like a boss,” Pascual-Meagher said.
It was a double-header day as Chesterton also took on Calvary Christian Academy and was up 2-0 early in the first half until tragedy struck. Pascual-Meagher, who was on fire in the early minutes, plummeted to the ground and stayed there. He was helped off the field and was later taken to hospital for X-rays on advice of the team physician. Pascual-Meagher suffered an ankle tear and will be out for at least two weeks, his doctor said. Chesterton lost its momentum after the alarming injury and the score was tied 2-2 at the half. It was a nail biter and Calvary Christian scored late in the game to eke out a 3-2 win.