Surrey United SC gain early advantage in gold medal round at Jubilee Trophy
Posted on 8 October 2017 in ↳ Jubilee Trophy
Surrey United SC defeated Holy Cross SC in the opening match of the medal round of the 2017 Toyota National Championships. The home side have a chance to clinch their third Jubilee Trophy title as early as Sunday when they play against Alberta rivals Edmonton Victoria SC. Assured a medal, Holy Cross will need help from Edmonton to remain in gold medal contention.
Mont-Royal Outremont won their second game in row, handing Halifax Dunbrack their first loss of the tournament. Mont-Royal have a day off before they face Scarborough GS United on Monday where they can lock up fourth place. Halifax will look to bounce back when they play against the Ontario champions on Sunday.
Saskatoon picked up their first win of the tournament over Fredericton in the 7th-9th place group. Fredericton Picaroons Reds play their final match of the week against North Shore GSC Renegades on Sunday.
Group Seeding Phase (1-3) – Surrey United SC (BC) 1:0 (NL) Holy Cross SC
It was a 29th minute strike by Carolyne Nellis that was the difference in the Surrey United victory. Zoe Makrigiannis recorded the clean sheet while Montana Leonard earned player of the match honours. Surrey’s Yvamara Rodriguez hit the crossbar in the 90th minute.
Group Seeding Phase (4-6) – CS Mont-Royal Outremont (QC) 2:1 (NS) Halifax Dunbrack SC
Kaitlyn Fournier scored on either side of the half to give her team the victory as well as a share of the tournament scoring lead with three goals. Beatrice Currie got one back for Halifax. Midfielder Kate MacDonald was named player of the game for Halifax.
Group Seeding Phase (7-9) – Saskatoon SK Impact FC (SK) 1:0 (NB) Fredericton Picaroons Reds
Elizabeth Hudon scored the only goal of the match in the 66th minute off a brilliant set up by Saskatoon’s star of the game Megan Schenher. At the other end, goalkeeper Sami Jo Bell stopped a few shots including a penalty kick, earning her man of the match honours for Fredericton.
2017 Toyota National Championships
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships run 4-9 October 2017 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Calgary, Alberta, and Surrey, British Columbia. At all age levels, the Toyota National Championships provide a meaningful soccer experience for host cities and participating teams, as well as the players, coaches, support staff, officials, and volunteers.