Ontario, Quebec lead U-17 Cup action in Charlottetown
Posted on 11 October 2019 in ↳ U-17 Cup
Ontario marches on at the U-17 Cup in Charlottetown, as both Ottawa TFC Academy girls and Woodbridge SC boys won their third games of the tournament on a pleasant fall day in Charlottetown. It was also a good day for Quebec, as St Laurent defeated PEI FC to top the Boy’s U-17 Cup Group A, while Lakeshore SC sit atop the Girls’ U-17 Cup Group B standings following a 5:0 win over Regina Bluestars. The top team in each group will play for gold on Teck Finals Day.
Foothills almost let three points slide in a thrilling game at UPEI. Halifax City came back from a two goal deficit, before Abdur-Raqeeb Popoola (41’, 64’, 80’ +4) scored his third of the game in added time to secure the points for Alberta. Michael Eastham (72’) and Ahmed Ibrahim (75’) scored for Nova Scotia.
CS St Laurent showcased some outstanding finishing in defeating PEI FC. Goals from six different players: Nawin Dulatmer (2’), Ismael Kenneth Kone (17’), Midwinrick Rockley Badette (24’), Danny Macean (36’), Younesse El Mehdi Chibane (44’), and Zachary Aloe-Hosie (54’) secured the three for Quebec.
Lucas Booth (37’, 75’) scored twice on either side of half-time as Mountain United moved into second place in Group B. Also on target for the BC champions were Jordan Curlier (28’) and Michael O’Flynn (80’), while Saskatchewan scored their first goals of the tournament through Chayce Farnham (21’) and Zach Popowich (50’).
Woodbridge claimed top of Group B with a 3:0 win over Codiac. Jeremy Opong (27’) scored a wonderful individual goal to open the scoring, while Shaiem Blair (58’) and Nicolaus Stoddart (60’) scored two quick second-half goals to make it a perfect nine points out of nine for the Ontario champions.
Three goals early in the first half from Jaylyn Wright (5’), Allison Ford (13’) and Berrey-Lee Bastien (22’) secured the win for Lakeshore. Anna-Clara Couterier (59’) and Sophia Iapalucci (80’) secured the points with second half goals, which saw Lakeshore take top spot in the group.
Group A - Calgary Foothills WFC (AB) 0:1 (BC) Surrey United SC
Amy Connorton (2’) tapped in from close range early in the match to give Surrey their first win and a crucial three points.
The Ontario champions appear to be getting stronger each game, with a comfortable win over Moncton Codiac. On target for Ottawa were Flavie Dube (4’, 54’, 67’) with a hat-trick, Emily Smith (38’), Chanelle Chaput (62’), and Devon Vermaire (70’) also scored for Ottawa TFC.
Halifax remained in contention for a Gold Medal place on Teck Finals Day as they secured their second win of the tournament with a 2:0 win over the host PEI FC, courtesy of goals from Allie Martin (32’) and Leah Pynn (54’).
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