Girls U-16 Cup: Disciplined Lakeshore SC spoils the party, advances to Gold Medal Match
Posted on 12 October 2015 in ↳ U-17 Cup
In the semi-final match of the 2015 Sport Chek National Club Championship U16 Cup, Lakeshore SC played the role of spoiler as they defeated host club Coastal FC 2-0. In what was an extremely competitive match, Lakeshore SC executed their game plan to perfection as they remained organized in defence and exploited Coastal FC through the counter attack.
“It was a great performance from the team. The players gave it their all. We knew we were playing against a good team. We knew that they were going to come out strong. We just had to stay disciplined and work hard and that’s exactly what we did” said Lakeshore SC head coach Luigi Tarricone
A goal from star striker Alexia Remillard mid-way through the first-half and a penalty kick in extra time from substitute Alyssa Terricone booked Lakeshore SC’s spot in the final where they will play Kitchener Spirit of Ontario.
“We knew they were a strong team, especially in the middle. We planned for this. We asked [our girls] to remain structured and disciplined and we knew that if we could counter and take advantage of our opportunities, we would come out on top and that’s exactly what happened” added Tarricone
While Coastal FC may have edged the territorial advantage, Lakeshore SC was extremely disciplined in defence and limited any meaningful Coastal FC attacks to set-pieces. On the defensive side of the ball, Lakeshore SC suffocated the opposition with a swarming style of defence as they doubled-up on the Coastal FC strikers on virtually every attack.
Credit should also go to Lakeshore’s attackers who were clinical around the net when given the opportunity. Remillard in particular, who played a part in both goals, troubled the Coastal back line just about every time she touched the ball.
Remillard opened the scoring for her side in the 20th minute after she sidestepped a defender inside the 18-yard box before placing the ball to the bottom corner. The goal was generated from a fantastic run from teammate Florence Laroche who slalomed through a couple of defenders before feeding Remillard in front of goal.
After taking the lead, Lakeshore seemed content to concede the half-way line, remaining tight as a defensive unit.
As Coastal FC pushed for an equalizer, they would open themselves up defensively and Remillard once again caused the opposing defenders problems as she drove towards the net before being fouled in the area. Terricone would take the resulting penalty kick and made no mistake and she placed a perfect shot to the right corner of the net.
With the result, Lakeshore SC will play Kitchener Spirit in tomorrow’s final, while Coastal SC and Southwest Napoli will play for bronze. Kick-off for both medal matches are set for 12:00pm local time.
Kitchener Spirit (ON) 2-0 Calgary SWU Napoli 99 (AB)
Lakeshore (QC) 2-0 Coastal FC (BC)
FDSA (NB) 4-0 Yukon (YU)
Prince Edward Island (PE) 0-11 Mountain United FC (BC)
Nova Scotia (NS) 7-6 FC Northwest (MB)
Prince Albert Celtics (SK) 3-1 Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)