Cross, Laurentians sweep weekend series
Holy Cross Kirby Group and the St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians posted a pair of two-game sweeps in the Molson Challenge Cup Soccer League over the weekend.
The Laurentians swept a two-game series from the Techniplex Canada Games squad at Centennial Field on the Burin Peninsula, while first-place Holy Cross, the reigning league champs, registered wins over Feildians Ernst and Young and the woeful Strikers FC.
St. Lawrence 2, Canada Games 0
In St. Lawrence, it was Drew again at 34 minutes and veteran Richard Kelly at the 51-minute mark for the Laurentians. Patrick Slaney posted the shutout.
Holy Cross 5, Strikers 2
At King George V Park, the Crusaders received two goals each from Scott Woodfine (26â€™, 28â€™)â€ˆand Steve Delong (35â€™, 56â€™) in their win over the winless Strikers. Jake Warren (18â€™)â€ˆalso scored for the winners. Ahmad Salama opened the gameâ€™s scoring five minutes in, and Craig Seymour scored at 62 minutes for the Strikers.
St. Lawrence 3, Canada Games 1 (Saturday)
At Centennial Field, the Laurentiansâ€™ winning goal was a team effort at the 59-minute mark. Sean Drew scored at 20 minutes and Clinton Edwards booted an insurance marker at 82 minutes. Carter Mackey (35â€™) scored the only Canada Games goal.
Holy Cross 1, Feildians 0 (Friday)
At King George Vâ€ˆPark, Tyler Forsey, the leagueâ€™s scoring sensation, booted his league-leading 23rd goal at 60 minutes, and Luke Vaslet posted the shutout.
Team GP W L T Pts
Holy Cross 18 12 2 4 40
St. Lawrence 20 10 3 7 37
Mount Pearl 18 10 5 3 33
Feildians 18 6 6 6 24
* Canada Games 10 4 6 0 12
Strikers FC 19 0 19 0 0
Note: Techniplex Canada Games team playing on an exhibition basis only.
Atlantic sides finish fourth at national event
Atlantic teams earned a pair of fourth-place finishes at the Canadian all-star youth soccer championships held over the weekend.
The Atlantic under-15 boys and the Atlantic U15 girls both finished fourth. The Atlantic U16 boys placed fifth and the Atlantic U16 girls were sixth.
Newfoundlanders Holly Oâ€™Neill, Meghan Pierce and Nicole Torraville were on the U15 girls squad, while Spencer Wilkins was a member of the U16 club. The U16 girls were coached by Dragan Mirkovic of St. Johnâ€™s.
Gerry Oâ€™Brien was U15 boysâ€™ manager with players Riley Lingard, Michael Oâ€™Brien and Nick Power. The U16 players were D.J. Clarke, Owen McAleese and Connor Simmonds.
Goulds, C.B.S. pulling away from the pack
Goulds used the long ball to power its way past Power Conditioning Inc. 7-0 over five innings in one of two St. Johnâ€™s Molson intermediate softball games Saturday at Lions Park.
Ryan Kirk, Daniel Dalton, Adam Doyle and Steven Joy also hit solo home runs for Goulds. Kirk was a perfect three-for-three at the plate, while Dalton and Doyle each had two hits. Simon Power (5IP, 0R, 2H, 3BB, 9K)â€ˆwon over Trevor Hefferan (4IP, 7R, 10H, 1BB, 1K).
In another game, the C.B.S. Storm blanked Game on Gear 8-0.
Liam Myers (7IP, 3R, 4H, 4BB, 14K)â€ˆwon over Jeremy Hickey (6IP, 8R, 7H, 1BB, 1HB, 6K). Scott Myers had a pair of hits for the winners, and Matthew Mercer homered. Justin Hand had two hits in a losing cause.
Team W L
Goulds 8 1
C.B.S. Storm 7 1
B.K. Services 5 4
C.B.C. Junior Canadians 5 6
Lafontaine Club Molson 4 3
MJR Masonry 4 4
Bay Roberts Coors Light 3 5
Power Conditioning Inc 2 8
Game on Gear 2 8