N.L. takes second in dramatic finish at U18 championships

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OT and penalty kicks decide national soccer championship

Number 10 for St. John's, Noelle Stanford, battles for the ball with #13 for Lakeshore, Margerie Langlois, at the girl's under 18 gold medal game at King George V soccer pitch in St. John's Monday.

Newfoundland’s bid for only its fourth Canadian soccer championship was thwarted by a determined Quebec side Monday morning at King George V Park in St. John’s.

Quebec defeated the host St. John’s squad 1-0 in the final of the national under-18 girls’ soccer championship in front of a pro-Newfoundland crowd.

Officially, the result goes into the books as a 1-0 Quebec win but the game was scoreless after regulation time. Quebec outscored Newfoundland 4-2 on penalty kicks to take the title.

Both Quebec and the St. John’s team sported perfect 4-0 records heading into the final game.

Newfoundland has celebrated only three national soccer championships – the 1970 Atlantic and national collegiate title won by Memorial University, the 1974 Canadian under-18 boys championship and the 1988 Challenge Cup crown won by Holy Cross.

 

 

Geographic location: Quebec, Newfoundland, King George V Park

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  • Anna
    October 15, 2013 - 08:10

    My brother who recently moved here from Ontario couldn't believe that two ignorant soccer fans parked in front of both entrances of his driveway.

    • david
      November 13, 2013 - 13:15

      He's not a tourist. Why should he get special treatment?

  • Colin
    October 14, 2013 - 17:21

    Great show!!

  • darrell
    October 14, 2013 - 10:53

    Oh well, as least our softball teams know how to win.