U-16 Girls: Semifinal Sunday is set
Posted on 6 October 2012 in U-16 Cup
Bayhawks do all their damage in the first half to beat Mountain United, advance to semifinals
The Burlington Bayhawks (ON) scored all three of their goals in the first half and held on to beat British Columbia's Mountain United FC 3:1 at the U-16 Cup at the Canadian Soccer Association National Club Championships in Cornwall, PE.
The Bayhawks didn't waste any time getting on the board, as forward Nicole McGauley scored her first of the tournament in the sixth minute to give Burlington a 1-0 lead.
Andrea Petrina continued her red-hot play, scoring her tournament-leading seventh goal in the 23rd minute to give Burlington a two-goal spread.
Veronica Johnson scored her fourth of the tournament in the 41st minute to give Ontario a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Petrina and Johnson have each scored in all three games for Burlington so far.
Sessen Stevens scored her second of the tournament for Mountain United FC in the 56th minute to close the gap to two, but they would get no closer.
Stevens' goal was the first allowed by Bayhawks keeper Miranda Horn through three games of the tournament, as she continued her great play in goal.
The Bayhawks' victory gives them a berth in the semi-final Sunday in Cornwall against the Alberta champions, the Calgary NSD Saints, at 10.00 local time.
Meanwhile, Mountain United FC's loss means they will be playing against Newfoundland and Labrador's Mt. Pearl SC at 10.30 local time, also in Cornwall.
First-half goal stands up for Alberta as they defeat Newfoundland and Labrador
Natalie Arnett's first-half goal stood up as Alberta's Calgary NSD Saints are off to the semi-finals following a 1:0 victory over Mt. Pearl SC (NL).
Arnett's fourth goal of the tournament came in the 29th minute, as she beat Mt. Pearl keeper Erin George to give Alberta a lead it wouldn't relinquish.
Arnett has scored in all three games for the Saints so far, tying her with Ellen Hall for the team lead in scoring.
Morgan Geremia was solid in goal for Alberta once again as she nailed down her second consecutive clean sheet. Geremia hasn't allowed a goal since the 20th minute of Calgary's opening game against New Brunswick's Moncton Codiac SC, a span of 250 minutes.
The Saints' victory gives them a berth in the semi-final Sunday in Cornwall against the Ontario champions, the Burlington Bayhawks, at 10.00 local time.
Meanwhile, Mt. Pearl SC's loss means they will be playing against British Columbia's Mountain United FC at 10.30 local time, also in Cornwall.
Halifax Dunbrack SC comes back in second half to beat Lakeshore SC
Nova Scotia champions Halifax Dunbrack SC overcame a one-goal deficit in the second half to upset Quebec champions Lakeshore SC 2:1.
After a scoreless first half, Lakeshore SC came out quickly in the second half, as forward Alexa Arsenault broke through in the 47th minute to give Quebec a lead.
However, the lead didn't last long as Sope Akindoju scored in the 49th minute to level the score at 1, setting the stage for a wild finish.
Both teams went back and forth looking for the winning strike before forward Madelyn Belliveau cashed in at the 74th minute to give Halifax Dunbrack SC their first lead of the game.
Despite their best efforts, Lakeshore SC couldn't find a way past Dunbrack keeper Ruby-Anne Fines to get any closer, and the eighth-seeded Nova Scotians completed the upset of the fourth-ranked Quebec squad.
Nova Scotia will look to keep its momentum going in the semi-finals Sunday in Cornwall, when they face Manitoba's FC Northwest Explosion at 12.30 local time.
Meanwhile, Quebec heads into Cornwall at 13.00 local time, when they will play the Saskatchewan champion Aurora Royals.
Manitoba holds off Saskatchewan to advance to semi-finals
Jodie Enokson’s goal midway through the second half stood as the winner as Manitoba’s FC Northwest Explosion defeated the Aurora Royals (SK) 2:1.
The first half looked like it was going to be scoreless until Manitoba’s Jasmine Flett scored on RaeAnn Ballantyne in the 43rd minute, giving Manitoba the one-goal advantage at halftime.
Then, Enokson’s goal came in the 69th minute to give Manitoba a crucial two-goal spread with just over 20 minutes remaining.
Brynn Bowles got one back for Saskatchewan in the 79th minute, but it was too little, too late for Aurora to complete the comeback, allowing Manitoba to advance after a slow start to the tournament.
Manitoba will play again Sunday at 12.30 local time, as they take on the upstart Halifax Dunbrack SC from Nova Scotia with a spot in Monday's championship match on the line.
Meanwhile, Saskatchewan will play Quebec's Lakeshore SC at 13.00 local time, also in Cornwall.
Sherwood-Parkdale bests Winsloe in battle of P.E.I. rivals
A late second-half goal propelled the hometown Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers to a 1:0 victory over their provincial rivals, the Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals, in the placement rounds at the U-16 Cup.
The game was scoreless until the 88th minute, when Sherwood-Parkdale's Carly Connell connected on a shot that got by Winsloe-Charlottetown keeper Hailey Fleming to seize the lead for the Rangers, as well as provincial bragging rights.
The late strike from Connell allowed Nicole McInnis to pick up her first clean sheet of the tournament, with help from her defenders.
Sherwood-Parkdale will look to keep its momentum going Sunday in Cornwall, when they take on the Yellowknife Diamond Drillers (NT) at 15.30 local time.
Meanwhile, Winsloe-Charlottetown will look to climb out of the tournament basement when they face New Brunswick's Moncton Codiac First Touch at 15.00 local time.
Bujold scores four to fuel New Brunswick victory over Northwest Territories
Sarah Bujold scored four goals in 19 minutes to fuel a six-goal second half as New Brunswick’s Moncton Codiac First Touch trounced the Yellowknife Diamond Drillers (NT) 9:0 in the placement rounds.
New Brunswick scored early, as Taryn MacMillan scored in the third minute to make it 1-0 before goals from Renee Gauvin (25’) and Emilie Naugle (28’) to make it 3-0 at halftime.
Bujold took over after that, scoring four goals between the 55th and 74th minutes to break the game open, with a Mallory Boucher goal in the 64th minute mixed in.
Naugle’s second of the game in the 88th minute added an exclamation point for New Brunswick.
Monica Gallant posted the clean sheet for New Brunswick.
New Brunswick will play again Sunday in Cornwall, when they take on P.E.I.'s Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals at 15.00 local time.
Meanwhile, Yellowknife will look to bounce back when they face P.E.I.'s Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers at 15.30 local time, also in Cornwall.