Ontario into both finals at U-17 Cup in Prince Edward Island
Posted on 13 October 2019 in ↳ U-17 Cup
Ontario into both finals at U-17 Cup in Prince Edward Island After three beautiful days, a healthy dose of rain covered the U-17 Cup in Charlottetown, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of those travelling from Ontario, who saw both their teams take top spot in their respective Groups. Woodbridge SC defeated Winnipeg Bonivital to win Group B and secure a place in the Boys’ U-17 Cup Gold Medal Match, while Ottawa TFC Academy tied with St John’s to win Group B and claim a place in the Girls’ U-17 Cup Gold Medal Match on Teck Finals Day, Monday 14 October.
Ismael Kenneth Kone (11’) opened the scoring for St Laurent, but St John’s hit back through Colin Connors (20’) and Hashim Khalifa (26’) during a busy first half. Younesse El Mehdi Chibane (48’) converted a penalty just after halftime but neither side could then find the breakthrough.
Halifax City picked up their first win of the competition in this all-Maritime battle. Parker Christmas (57’) and Nikolas Zelios (63’) were on target for Halifax, with Jesse McGrath (66’) getting one late for PEI FC
Group B - FC Regina Bluestars (SK) 0:0 (NB) Moncton Codiac SC
Neither team could find a breakthrough, as both sides pick-up their first point of the championship. Goalkeepers Jaron Slopinski for Bluestars and Cameron Kenny were in fine form despite the wet conditions.
Woodbridge wrapped up Group B with another convincing win. Luca Lera (31’) opened the scoring with a brilliant chip while Joseph Fini (47’, 62’) added two in the second half to seal the win.
Lakeshore won Group A with a convincing win over Manitoba. A brace from Berry-Lee Bastien (36’, 67’) and goals from Adriana Mercuri (23’, OG 46’) and Taylor Henry (70’) sealed it for the Quebec champions, while the Winnipeg goal was credited to Mercuri, the Lakeshore defender.
Surrey kept their medal hopes alive with a convincing performance over Regina. Amy Connorton (10’) had United up at the break, while Tiana Couper (48’) and Gianni Gemmell (51’) rounded out the scoring to leave the BC champions in second place.
Ottawa picked up the point they needed to guarantee a place in Monday’s final, but they had to work against St John’s. Ontario scored in the first-half through Riley Bonadie (16’), but Breanna Gilmore (69’) gave the Newfoundland & Labrador champions a share of the points.
The hosts picked up their first win of the tournament thanks to a Heidi Laurwerijssen (19’) strike in the first half. A Moncton own goal by Madison Ganong (74’) sealed the win for PEI.
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