Girls U-16 Cup: Mihail leads imposing attack for Kitchener Spirit who are early Gold Medal favorites
Posted on 10 October 2015 in ↳ U-17 Cup
Kitchener Spirit of Ontario claimed top spot in Group A with a convincing 7-0 victory over the Prince Albert Celtics of Saskatchewan on day 3 of the U16 Cup. With the victory, Kitchener advances to the quarter-final stage of the 12 team tournament and will play Suburban FC of Nova Scotia in the knock-out round.
Lead by midfielder Isabelle Mihail who remarkably recorded hat-trick after just 12 minutes of play, Kitchener Spirit’s formidable attack was simply too much for the Celtics to handle on this day. Substitute Jasmine Lambert also got in on the goal scoring act with two goals, while Christine Sullivan and Stephanie Salata score one goal apiece.
“I thought the girls were pretty solid today. You saw that we came out really strong in the first 10 to 15 minutes and I think it was a very professional performance today” said Kitchener head coach Vince Sica
The Ontario champions, who have cruised through the first two games of group play, scoring 10 goals and conceding 0, will undoubtedly come across more challenging opponents in the knockout round. Sica however is quietly confident in his team’s ability to progress deep into the tournament.
“This is a good group of kids who have been together for a long time. They’re very resilient, they never quit. They’re very focused on the task at hand”
Kitchener’s knock-out game against the Suburban FC is scheduled for tomorrow at 11:15am local time
Finishing second in Group A, Prince Albert Celtics are still in medal contention and will player Lakeshore SC of Quebec tomorrow at 11:15am
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Suburban FC (NS) 0-1 Lakeshore SC (QC)