KSS Bears defeat FSS Falcons for gold in junior girls soccer finals

KSS Bears junior girls soccer are Kingston Area Secondary School Athletic Association (KASSAA) champions. Photo submitted by Dylan Rowden.

The Kingston Secondary School (KSS) junior girls’ soccer team bested Frontenac Secondary School (FSS) 4-3 in the finals last week, becoming the Kingston Area Secondary School Athletic Association (KASSAA) champions.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, the KSS Bears took on the FSS Falcons in the junior girls’ soccer KASSAA finals at Richardson Stadium. The game followed the junior boys’ finals, with Frontenac’s junior boys team coming out on top with a 3-1 win against Kingston Secondary School.

The girls of both schools knew they had to fight hard to get the win for themselves and for their schools, with FSS trying to score wins for both of their junior teams and KSS trying to take home one win for theirs.

The Falcons opened the scoring after 29 minutes with a goal from Brooklyn Niemy. The team held a 1-0 lead into halftime, but the Bears entered the second period fiercely.

KSS’s Cassie Brown tied the game at 1-1 at the 48-minute mark, which was closely followed by another goal from Frontenac’s Sophie Hart just two minutes later. KSS tied it up in the last nine minutes of regulation with a goal from Caitlyn Wimmer, and that goal was quickly answered by Niemy, giving the Falcons a 3-2 lead in the last seven minutes of the regulation period. The game was tied once again by Wimmer, taking her second goal of the game, with only five minutes remaining in the regulation 80.

As the game headed into overtime, both teams fought hard to take their fourth goal to break the tie and win the game. Seven minutes into overtime, Wimmer scored again, having a three-goal game for herself, and providing the final goal of the game. The game lasted 100 minutes, with a final score of 4-3, in favour of the KSS Bears.

Wimmer said was proud of her and her team’s performance, managing to come back and beat Frontenac in overtime.

The Bears were led by coach Dylan Rowden, who was astounded by his team, and said so following the game.

“Amazing. They were nothing short of amazing,” Rowden started.

“We came into this knowing that we were a strong team, but as we talked about with the team, a strong team isn’t just individual players. A strong team comes together as a team, so our girls really worked hard, they grew together, and they learned together, and they became a strong team.”  


Rylie Snider is the inaugural member of the Kingstonist NextGen team, dedicated to fostering the passion and knowledge of local youth writers and reporters while highlighting the vibrant sports, arts, and social scenes of the younger generations in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.
A Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School student, Snider is dedicated to keeping people updated on everything going on in our schools, and her coverage focuses on everything, from local sports and theatre, to fundraising events and opportunities for students in the area.
For more information on the Kingstonist NextGen team, email Editor-in-Chief Tori Stafford at [email protected].

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