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Teams hit midway mark of Jubilee Trophy group stage

Posted on 8 October 2016 in ↳ Jubilee Trophy

Edmonton Northwest United solidified their place at the top of table with another win at the 2016 Sport Chek National Championships Jubilee Trophy finals. The Edmonton club leads Group A after three-straight wins while Emily Burns and her backline have yet to concede a goal. Saskatoon and Halifax each opened their scoring accounts and collected their first point of the week drawing 2:2.

Scarborough GS United and Royal-Sélect Beauport continued their dominance of Group B as each side won by three goals on Friday 7 October. Scarborough won 3:0 over Winnipeg WSA North Stars while Beauport won 4:1 over CBS Kirby United SC.

Group A – Edmonton Northwest United (AB) 2:0 (NB) Fredericton Picaroons Reds
Edmonton Northwest United won 2:0 for the third day in a row, this time beating Fredericton Picaroons Reds with goals on either side of the break. Reaghan McCarthy scored her fourth goal in three days after an interception in the 28th minute. In the second half after a good build up, Tanya Boychuk played the ball past McCarthy in the centre to Jennifer Lam at the far post who fired it in for the 2-0 lead in the 60th minute. Lam also hit the crossbar in the 66th minute.

Group A – Saskatoon Impact FC (SK) 2:2 (NS) Halifax Dunbrack
Saskatoon jumped off to a flying start as Michelle Keene scored off a scramble in the opening minute of the game. Saskatoon scored again in the second half, but Halifax responded each time in a 2:2 draw. Halifax's Courtney Conrad scored the second goal after a great delivery from Jeannette Huck. Halifax thought they had taken the lead moments later, only to have the potential goal called off after a foul. Then against the run of play, Saskatoon's Elizabeth Hudon scored on a scorcher from 30 yards in the 66th minute. With just four minutes remaining, however, Courtney Conrad would equalise again. This time, it was a real striker’s goal as she slid between defenders to get a toe on it and beat the goalkeeper.

Group B - Royal-Sélect Beauport (QC) 4:1 (NL) CBS Kirby United
Royal-Sélect Beauport won 4:1 over local side CBS Kirby United on the third day of the group stage. Beauport's Léa Chastenay-Joseph kept pace as the tournament's joint top scorer by scoring two goals in the Friday win (tied with Edmonton's Raeghan McCarthy at four goals apiece). Joëlle Gosselin scored her second of the week, while Jade Bourgoing added her first. The hosts responded with a goal by the speedy and crafty Maria Oliver.

Group B – Scarborough GS United (ON) 3:0 (MB) Winnipeg WSA North Stars
For the second straight game, Winnipeg ran into a brick wall of a defence. They would be out for the second straight time. This one was at the hands GS United of Scarborough. Nicola Kozlova opened the scoring in the second minute and then Mariam El-Masri scored on a second chance after his initial free kick was stopped by the Winnipeg wall. Kodee Williams scored in the dying minutes for the 3:0 win.

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