Surrey United SC qualify for medal group with last-minute goal
Posted on 6 October 2017 in ↳ Jubilee Trophy
The first-round stage of Jubilee Trophy finals at the 2017 Toyota National Championships are complete. Surrey United SC joined Edmonton Victoria and Holy Cross SC in the medal group. Surrey United won their group on goals difference after Chelsey Hannesson scored in the final minute.
The fourth-to-sixth-place ranking group will feature CS Mont-Royal Outremont, Halifax Dunbrack SC, and Scarborough GS United. Scarborough finished second in their group following a 3:3 draw with North Shore GSC Renegades.
The seventh-to-ninth-place ranking group will feature Saskatoon SK Impact FC, Fredericton Picaroons Reds, and North Shore. The three ranking groups all kick off on Saturday in Surrey, British Columbia.
Group A – CS Mont-Royal Outremont (QC) 3:1 (SK) Saskatoon SK Impact FC
Mont-Royal finished the group phase with a come-from-behind win over Saskatoon. Elizabeth Hudon opened the scoring before Laurence Martel equalised before half time. Sisters Joanie and Ève L'Abbé each hit the back of the net in the second half for Mont-Royal.
Group B – Surrey United SC (BC) 6:0 (NB) Fredericton Picaroons Reds
Surrey United did exactly what was required: win by six. Montana Leonard and Nicole Stewart each scored twice while Alexandra Benes and Chelsey Hannesson scored the other goals. Long-time member Hannesson scored in the last minute from a rebound off the crossbar.
Group C – Scarborough GS United (ON) 3:3 (BC) North Shore GSC Renegades
Scarborough secured second place with a 3:3 draw against North Shore. Samantha Cawkell, Kodee Williams and Taijah Henderson scored for Scarborough, while Kirsteen Buchan, Rheanne Sleiman and Shelby Beck countered for North Shore.
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.