2012 All Stars: Borgmann scores brace for Ontario, advances to U-15 final
Posted on 20 July 2012 in All Stars - Girls
Everything was left on the field on a pivotal day that in the end will determine who will be playing for a medal on Championship Saturday.
With Québec already through to the Gold medal game, Team Atlantic and British Columbia battled, from group A, for a berth in the bronze medal game.
British Columbia came out with purpose and didn’t waste any time taking the early lead in the 19th minute with a goal by Jenna Baxter.
Rachel Jones netted British Columbia’s second only five minutes later, off an indirect free kick caused by a pass back to the keeper.
Team Atlantic’s best chance came in the 33rd minute when a beautiful cross came into the box and a Katherine Bearne header beat the keeper but not the woodwork.
British Columbia came out strong in the second half, with Sydney Jennings scoring two goals in three minutes.
Jennings’ first came in the 47th minute on a rebound from a spectacular diving save by Team Atlantic’s Ashley Blank. Her second was started by Monpreet Heer, who made a fantastic run and crossed the ball to an unmarked Jennings who then beat a sprawling keeper.
This 4:0 victory for British Columbia puts them in the Bronze medal game against Alberta Saturday morning.
With Ontario and Team Manitoba/Saskatchewan both even with one point in Group B, the winner of the afternoon U15 match will go on to face Quebec in Saturday’s Gold Medal game.
Team Manitoba/Saskatchewan put in a fantastic effort but it just wasn’t enough to crack the physical Ontario side.
Emily Borgmann had both Ontario goals in the 2:0 victory. The first was a result of a gorgeous Sura Yekka cross, which was controlled by Lidia Bradau whom then dished it to Borgmann for the finish.
Her second of the game was a fabulous display of talent, when she stepped into one at the top of the 18 yard box and beat the Team MB/SK keeper.
Borgmann’s brace moves her into the top of the Golden Boot standings.
Friday’s crossover match saw powerful Québec play Alberta. The Québec side was just too much for Alberta whom won in convincing fashion 3:0.
Championship Saturday begins with Team Atlantic against Team Manitoba/Saskatchewan at 8.00 local time (7.00 ET/4.00 PT) followed by the bronze medal game featuring British Columbia and Alberta at 10.00 local time (9.00 ET/6.00 PT). The Championship game between Ontario and Québec will kick off at noon (11.00 ET/8.00 PT). All matches will be at Mainland Common All-Weather Fields in Halifax.