Fredericton Picaroons Reds win NB Cup women's provincial final
Posted on 13 August 2017 in ↳ Jubilee Trophy
Fredericton Picaroons Reds are heading back to the Jubilee Trophy finals after qualifying for the 2017 Toyota National Championships. The Fredericton club won their fifth consecutive New Brunswick women's provincial championship, this time 1:0 over Moncton Codiac at BMO Centre in Fredericton.
Amanda Kenny was again the goalscoring hero while Lindsey Lohnes was Fredericton's player of the match. Lucy Parkin, who pulled the strings in the midfield and delivered the corner kick which led to the Kenny goal, also played a key role in the victory.
The goal came late in the second half. From the Parkin corner kick, there was a scramble before Kenny scored from 15 yards out for the lone goal of the championship match.
"I think there is a lot of pride in keeping the trophy in our house," said head coach Jonathan Crossland. "Our players know that they can go out there and perform."
Fredericton's starting XI in the 12 August final featured Sami Jo Bell in goal, Emily Degrace at right back, Lindsey Lohnes and Rachel Greechan at centre back, Paige Wilson at left back, Lucy Parkin,Kayla Painter, and Michelle DeCourcey at midfield, and Lauren Cubbon, Danika Lefebvre, and Amanda Kenny up front. Louisa Hughes featured as a substitute while Sarah Hickman, Natalie Boucher, Silvia Fullerton, and Chelsey Leahy dressed but did not feature.
Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships serves as our nation’s premier amateur competition, with the 2017 edition featuring close to 600 clubs from across the country competing for a spot at one of three locations: the men’s Challenge Trophy and women’s Jubilee Trophy finals in Surrey, British Columbia; the boys and girls U-17 Cup finals in Fredericton, New Brunswick; and the boys and girls U-15 Cup finals in Calgary, Alberta. 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. These competitions are complimented by both the Futsal Canadian Championship and the Canadian Championship featuring Canada’s professional clubs.