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Holy Cross win 2014 Challenge Cup

photo-27Sunday August 31
Championship game, Holy Cross 2 St Lawrence 0
Report from Gord Dunphy:
Ultimately, it was the offense of Holy Cross that eventually broke down the Laurentians defense that would decide the final outcome of the final 2014 Molson Challenge Cup Championship game.. Holy Cross opened the game on the attack and pretty well carried that strategy for the entire match. The Laurentians were led throughout the game by Clinton Edwards, who was named the leagues top defender prior to the game and showed why he earned the title in fine fashion. Clinton was the Laurentians MVP in the contest. Edwards supported by his partner Marc Pittman and wing backs Darren Pike and Shane Perrott were all forced to be the top Laurentian players throughout the match. These players were repeatedly under constant pressure and fortunately for them they were supported by the leagues top goalie, John Douglas. But as time went on Holy Cross’s dominance of the match ultimately paid off. Matt Breen, hit a free shot from about 30 yards and his shot deflected of Corey Mullett at the 78 minute mark and gave Holy Cross that one important goal and a 1-0 Holy Cross lead. For the remaining minutes the Laurentians showed some glimpses of desperation but it was Ryan Yetman who at the 88 minute mark when hit for a beautiful shot from 25 yards and it was a second Holy Cross goooooooool ! A goal that would that would send Holy Cross to victory and it would be the final nail that ended any Laurentian hopes of a 2014 Provincial Championship. Holy Cross will now advance to the National Canadian Championship in Vaughn, Ontario in October.

Friday August 29, 2014
2nd vs 3rd Semi final – St.Lawrence 3 Mount Pearl 1
St. Lawrence took a 2-0 lead early in the first half, as Paul Slaney latched onto a corner after 12 minutes, and then Corey Mullet headed home a cross from Rudy Norman two minutes later. Mount Pearl got back into the game right away, when Justin Pickford capitalized on a defensive error after 15 minutes. St. Lawrence took a 3-1 lead 12 minutes into the second half, when a long range free kick from Marc Pitman was deflected past the keeper by Paul Slaney.

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Subway Provincial League Final Weekend

In U14 play the girls gold medal match saw St John’s defeating Mount Pearl 2-0 in a close game, with Alex Murphy scoring in the 24th minute, and the St. John’s defence withstanding strong mount Pearl pressure for most of the second half until Kate Hickey’s break-away goal put the game away.  Earlier CBS claimed bronze with a 3-1 win over St. John’s U13. The boys final saw St. John’ shade Mount Pearl 2-1, with Western earlier overcoming Feildians 1-0 for bronze.

St John’s beat Mount Pearl in the 16 girls final, Nicole Toranville scoring both goals. In the Boys U16 championship game St. John’s got second half goals from Lucas Tucker, Fomba Fombullah and Brandon Howlett to defeat Feildians by a score of 3 – 1. Emmanuel Dolo scored for the Feildians team.

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Tryout Dates for 2015 Provincial Teams Program

Logo NLSAPlease see attached memo for dates and info regarding tryouts for 2015 provincial teams

2014 Under 10 Boys and Girls Jamboree

The U10 Boys and Girls Jamboree will take place from August 22-24 in St. John’s.
Schedule (Word document)

Kirby win Breen’s Jubilee Trophy


Kirby United Championship Team: Jamie Crocker, Julie Crocker, Malorie Harris, Nicole Moores,
Alyssa Armstrong, Maria Oliver, Kaelyn Burke, Ann Aucoin,
Noelle Stanford, Jane Pope, Jessie Noseworthy, Jana Gordon,
Alex Morgan, Kylie Delong, Laura Whalen
Coaches Dragan Mirkovic, Gerry Kirby

A clinical performance by Kirby United SC gave them the Jubilee Trophy for the 7th consecutive year. They put 8 goals past a hard-working Mount Pearl team who never gave up, but struggled to contain the powerful Kirby attack. Kaelyn Burke opened the scoring after 11 minutes with a superb free kick into the top corner from close to 40 yards. Malorie Harris made it two two minutes later with an excellent finish from the edge of the box, and the third goal went in after 23 minutes when Jessie Noseworthy finished off a fast paced passing move. Mount Pearl’s best chance of the game came from a corner which was cleared off the line. Harris and Noseworthy added second half goals, Kylie Delong got on the scoresheet and Jane Pope scored twice, the last from a penalty. Jamie Crocker was solid in net for Kirby to earn the shut out.
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U14B Girls Mega Tournament

The Girls U14B Mega Tournament took place from August 15-17 in CBS. St. John’s claimed the Gold in the ‘B’ Division Championship Game. St. John’s downed Labrador West in a hard fought final by the score of 2 – 0. Labrador West was awarded the Silver medal.
Goalscorers: Juliana Koen-Alonso: Ashley O’Neill; Shutout was shared: Mackenzie Drake, Megan Connors
Corner Brook claimed the ‘C’ Division Championship with a three to one win over Marystown Sunday morning at Topsail Field in Conception Bay South. Marystown was awarded the silver medal
Goalscorers Corner Brook: Rebecca Sherstobetoff (3)
Marystown: Alysha Cheeseman

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CBS win Molson Provincial Senior Intermediate Men’s Tournament

cbsThe Molson Provincial Senior Intermediate Men’s Tournament was held August 15-17 in St. John’s.
Final: CBS : 1 vs Burin : 0
Goalscorer : CBS, Brad Ramound : 86 minutes
Shutout : CBS : Adam Coleridge
Tournament MVP : Mike Reddy – CBS
Tournament Most Sportsmanlike Player : Ryan Hanrahan : Burin
Full results follow
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Toyota Plaza U12 Girls Identification Tournament – Updated

The Toyota Plaza Girls U12 Identification Tournament will take place from August 22-24 in CBN.
Schedule (Word format)

Four new NLSA honorary Life Members

Four highly respected and well known soccer personalities have been awarded honorary life membership in the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association in recognition of their outstanding contributions and leadership to the sport within the province.

Ed Moyst of Mount Pearl, Brian Murphy of St. John’s, Doug Sweetapple of Corner Brook and Clayton Welsh of Grand Bank were announced as the four new honorary life members by provincial soccer president Doug Redmond. Continue reading Four new NLSA honorary Life Members

U14B Boys Mega Tournament

The U14B Boys Mega Tournament took place from August 14-17 in CBN.
Results follow:
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