Girls U-16 Cup: Darlington Fusion and Mountain United FC go to kicks
Posted on 11 October 2014 in ↳ U-17 Cup
The weather on day four of the Sport Chek National Club Championships U-16 Girls Cup couldn't have been more perfect. With the sun shining and temperatures hitting 18 degrees Celsius it was the ideal day for soccer.
Ontario's Darlington Fusion, who finished first in Group A, would square off against British Columbia's Mountain United FC, who finished second in Group D, at Topsail Field in Conception Bay South, which is situated right on the edge of the Atlantic.
Darlington Fusion took possession right from the start. So much so that the Mountain United FC team barely crossed half for the first 40 minutes.
Fusion's best chance of the half came in the 37th minute when midfielder Sydney Carr hit a wonderful ball, from just outside the 18-yard-box, that was driving straight to the top of the goal, when out of nowhere goalkeeper Brooke Molby flew into the air and deflected the ball just over the goal.
Fusion seemed to have tired in the second half when United FC started to move the possession percentage in their favour. Both teams were still able to trade a number of chances with United's Anisha Sangha sailing a ball just over the goal on a free-kick in the 41st minute.
Fusion's best chance of the half came when Emily Armstrong started a run up the left side and delivered a great ball to Carr who then dished it off to midfielder Sabryna Persaud who hit the ball right on target, but, once again, Molby was there to deflect the ball to safety.
Ontario's Fusion had one last chance before the game went to penalties, when a free kick was given just at the top of the 18-yard-box. Erin Dicaire stepped up and sailed the ball over the wall and unfortunately over the goal as well. The match would be decided by kicks from the penalty mark.
Fusion's Alicia Pallister would go first and Molby would provide the stop and give the United shooters the advantage. Both teams would score on their second shots. Things would become all square when BC's third shooter would miss the goal to the left. Both teams would notch goals on their fourth shots and Fusion's Alexandra Caputo would nail the fifth, and, as it turned out, game winner as the United shooter would fly the ball over the goal.
Ontario's Darlington Fusion will now move on to face Alberta tomorrow at 15:00 local time / 13:30 ET / 10:30 PT at Mount Pearl Middle to see which colour of medal they will be playing for.
Mount Pearl SA (NL) 1-0 Hillsborough United (PE)
Yukon Strikers (YU) 0-4 Fundy SA (NB)
Darlington Fusion (ON) 0-0 a.e.t. (4-3 on kicks) Mountain United FC (BC)
Halifax County United (NS) 2-0 St. John's SC (NL)
FC Northwest (MB) 1-0 Unidad Regina (SK)
Lakeshore SC (QC) 0-0 a.e.t.(4-5 on kicks) Calgary Southwest United Premiers (AB)