U-16 Girls: Burlington Bayhawks to face Northwest Explosion in final
Posted on 7 October 2012 in U-16 Cup
The girls' championship match is set at the U-16 Cup of the Canadian Soccer Association National Club Championships 2012, as the Ontario champion Burlington Bayhawks will battle Manitoba's FC Northwest Explosion on Monday at UPEI for the right to be called Canada's best. Meanwhile, Nova Scotia's Halifax Dunbrack SC and Alberta's Calgary NSD Saints will battle for bronze in Cornwall.
Bayhawks storm back to take out Saints, advance to championship match
After a scare early in the second half, the Ontario champion Burlington Bayhawks stormed back, scoring four unanswered goals to defeat the Alberta champion Calgary NSD Saints 4:1 to clinch a berth in the championship match.
However, unlike Burlington's three previous games, this one doesn't come nearly as easily.
After a scoreless first half, Calgary scored in the 53rd minute as Kaitlyn Lomsnes continued her hot play, scoring her fourth of the tournament to put Alberta up 1-0.
The goal marked the first time Burlington has trailed throughout the tournament.
The bitter taste lasted all of two minutes, as Karen Tamayo responded in the 55th minute with her third of the tournament to even the game once again.
Then, just as she's done throughout the tournament, Burlington forward Andrea Petrina took over offensively when her team needed it, scoring goals in the 65th and 78th minutes to put the Bayhawks ahead to stay.
Petrina now has nine goals for the tournament to extend her tournament leading total, and she's scored at least once in every game.
Carla Portillo added an insurance goal for Burlington in added time, and the celebration was on.
Burlington has run the table throughout the 2012 U-16 Cup, and they'll look to complete a perfect week on Monday at UPEI at 9.30 local time, when they take on Manitoba's FC Northwest Explosion in Ontario's quest for a second consecutive national under-16 championship.
Manitoba finds its form, defeating Nova Scotia to book a championship berth
Manitoba's FC Northwest Explosion played their most consistent game of the tournament, defeating Nova Scotia's Halifax Dunbrack SC 3:0 to advance to Monday's championship game.
Manitoba controlled the play throughout, and they broke through in the 32nd minute as Alexsondra Moar beat Dunbrack keeper Ruby-Anne Fines to give FC Northwest Explosion a 1-0 lead, which stood up through halftime.
Jodie Enokson scored for the second consecutive game, adding a tally in the 64th minute to give Manitoba a two-goal advantage midway through the half.
Defender Carli Vogel then iced it for FC Northwest Explosion in the 83rd minute, putting the game out of reach and sending Manitoba through.
Maria Bohun delivered a crucial clean sheet for Manitoba, whose defenders kept Halifax Dunbrack's attackers in check throughout the game.
After failing to register a victory in the group stage, Manitoba has now won back-to-back games with a renewed confidence. They now find themselves in Monday's championship match against Ontario's Burlington Bayhawks at UPEI at 9.30 local time.
Meanwhile, the defeated Nova Scotians will battle Alberta's Calgary NSD Saints for bronze at 9.00 local time in Cornwall.
Kashima, Millham each score twice to lift B.C. over Newfoundland and Labrador
The Mountain United Football Club (BC) played a complete game throughout, defeating Newfoundland and Labrador's Mt. Pearl SC 7:0 in Cornwall.
Rachel Jones got things started with a goal in the 31st minute, and Pauline McCordic added another in added time to end the first half with British Columbia up 2:0.
Mountain United FC exploded from there, scoring five goals in 18 minutes, highlighted by Millham (56', 57') and Kashima (73', 74') each scoring their goals within a minute of each other.
Alessia Azerdahmi (70') scored in between her teammates while providing more than enough offense for Rebecca Defer, who posted a clean sheet in a game with only one caution handed out.
B.C. will now play Quebec's Lakeshore SC for fifth place in Cornwall at 11.00 local time, while Mt. Pearl SC will meet Saskatchewan's Aurora Royals for seventh place in Winsloe at 9.30 local time. The 7-8 game is a rematch from earlier in the tournament, where Saskatchewan won on penalties.
Quebec takes out Saskatchewan, will play for fifth
Lakeshore SC (Quebec) scored two quick goals in the second half to beat Saskatchewan's Aurora Royals 3:0 in Cornwall.
Isabella Corbeil scored in the 15th minute for Quebec, but neither side could muster anything else in the first half.
Lakeshore SC took over in the second half, with goals from Kristina Chianetta (55') and Erika Boccardi (60') five minutes apart to put the game out of reach.
Kelly Chiavaro took care of the rest from there, completing a solid performance with a clean sheet as her defenders stymied the Saskatchewan attackers throughout the afternoon.
Monday, Quebec will play British Columbia's Mountain United FC for fifth place in the overall classification at 11.00 local time, while the Royals find themselves against Newfoundland and Labrador's Mt. Pearl SC in a rematch of a round-robin game that went to penalty kicks. The rematch will happen at 9.30 local time in Winsloe.
Sherwood-Parkdale wins second straight relegation game
P.E.I.'s Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers won their second consecutive game in the relegation round, dropping the Yellowknife Diamond Drillers (NT) 4:0.
Julia MacSwain led the way for the Rangers with goals in the 21st and 69th minutes, while Taylor Waring (42') and Alysha Corrigan (78') also scored.
Sherwood-Parkdale led 2-0 at halftime.
MacKenzie Pinet was strong in goal for Sherwood-Parkdale, earning her team's second consecutive clean sheet after beating provincial rivals Winsloe-Charlottetown 1:0 Saturday.
Sherwood-Parkdale now has an inside track on a ninth place finish, and they'll look to confirm it when they face New Brunswick's Moncton Codiac First Touch Monday at 9.00 local time in Stratford.
Meanwhile, Yellowknife will face P.E.I.'s Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals in their final game at 11.00 local time in Stratford.
Winsloe-Charlottetown gets into the win column
P.E.I.'s Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals made it an Island sweep in the relegation round Sunday, beating New Brunswick's Moncton Codiac First Touch 1:0.
Following a scoreless first half, Jacqulyn Sudsbury provided the game's only goal for Winsloe-Charlottetown in the 65th minute to lift the Royals into the win column for the first time this week.
The efforts of Royals keeper Hailey Fleming and her defenders throughout the tournament were finally rewarded Sunday, as Fleming registered a clean sheet.
Winsloe-Charlottetown will look to maximize their final placing Monday at 11.00 local time in Stratford when they play the Yellowknife Diamond Drillers (NT). Despite losing Sunday, Moncton Codiac still has a shot at topping the relegation group as they play P.E.I.'s Sherwood-Parkdale Rangers at 9.00 local time in Stratford.