Girls U-16 Cup: Quality attack prevails as Lakeshore SC picks up three points in their opening match at nationals
Posted on 9 October 2015 in ↳ U-17 Cup
After coming off a rest day, Lakeshore SC of Quebec began their quest for a national championship with a 3-1 victory over Mountain United SC of British Columbia. With both teams deadlocked at 1-1 after 60 minutes, winger Alexia Remillard would give the Quebec side the lead for good as she pounced on a rebound inside the 6 yard-box. With the result Mountain United SC is knocked out of medal contention having dropped their opened 2-1 to Suburban FC of Nova Scotia.
In what could be described as a tightly contested match, Lakeshore SC took the early advantage through winger Karine Forget. The goal was created from a wonderful reverse through ball by instrumental attacker Kyra D’Annessa. D’Annessa’s pass found a streaking Forget who found herself one on one with the keeper before calmly finishing the ball to the far post.
The first-half finished 1-0 with Lakeshore SC arguably creating the better chances.
Having lost their opening game and trailing at the break, Mountain United SC came out in the second half with renewed vigor and equalized quickly after the re-start, thanks to a well directed header from striker Aava Mehrvarzan. The goal resulted from a free kick on the left flank, with Mehrvarzan finding free space in the box before steering her header towards the side netting.
Having equalized, Mountain United SC pushed for a winner, but the quality attackers of Lakeshore SC would ultimately prevail.
Remillard would grant her side the match winner before Bianca Ianovale found an insurance marker in the late stages of the game. Ianovale’s goal was arguably the pick of the lot as she sidestepped multiple defenders at the top of the 18-yard box before cutting towards the goal and firing a shot to the top half of the net.
Lakeshore SC head coach Luigi Tarricone credited his team’s resiliency in the victory,
“Overall BC came out really strong because their backs were against the wall. Our girls were kind of surprised but then they picked up the pace and took control of the game. The key for us moving forward in the tournament is to stay focused on our strengths, which is keeping possession of the ball and sticking together”
Looking ahead to tomorrow, Lakeshore SC plays Suburban FC of Nova Scotia for first place in Group D, while Mountain United SC heads into a rest day.
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