NL soccer team will face Quebec
to begin playoff round
Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s men’s soccer team guaranteed itself a spot in the medal round with a 1-0 win over New Brunswick Thursday.
Kyle Williams’ marker at 41-minutes and a second shutout performance by Thomas Pieroway earned the side a date with Quebec this morning at Sylvie-Daigle Park in Sherbrooke.
A win will send the team to the gold medal game against the winner of British Columbia and Ontario, while a loss gets them a spot in the bronze-medal match.
Alberta had defeated Team NL 7-0 on Wednesday, however coach Mike Power didn’t start talented forwards Jordi Slaney or Josh Hanrahan and went with backup keeper Michael Delong for that game.
At the University of Sherbrooke track and field stadium on Thursday, Darcy Buckingham competed in a pair of B finals, finishing fifth in the women’s 200m and eighth in the 400m.
The girls’ 4x100m relay team of Kathryn Bautista, Nicole Chan, Erica Hayward and Jodeen Williams was seventh.
Sarah Woodland finished 13th in the women’s discuss,
Sandy Walsh’s and Brad White’s results from the men’s high jump were not available before the Telegram’s press deadline.
This evening, Jilliam Forsey will compete in the women’s 5,000m. Forsey is the reigning Canadian cross-country champ at that distance. Shaughnessy O’Driscoll will compete in the women’s javelin throw final.
In the first day of diving at the University of Sherbrooke Sport Centre, Chris Kent had the best result, finishing 16th in a field of 31 in the three-metre springboard. Riley Crane was 19th, Liam Maher 21st and Quinn Crane 23rd.
Molly Wilson placed 25th in the girls’ one-metre.
The boys compete in the one-metre today, while Wilson will dive from the three.
Blair Bursey shot a four-over 77 to drop seven strokes back from the leader following round 2 at the Milby Golf Club on Thursday. He is tied for 7th heading into round 3 today.
Nathan Peters carded a 76, to sit at 13 strokes over for the tournament and tied for 24th, while Ryan Burton shaved five shots off his first round performance with a an 80. He is alone in 30th.
In girls’ play, only Lorraine Coleman was able to improve on her Day 1 score, improving by nine strokes with a 98. Raylene Mackey and Jayne Hamlyn had 104s. All three are tied for 28th, 59 off the lead.
In team play, the boys are seventh while the girls are dead last.
The girls team lost its fourth straight game on Thursday and will play Prince Edward Island in the ninth-10th placing game this morning.
The boys side defeated Prince Edward Island 2-1 (21-18, 14-21, 19-17) and will play Nova Scotia in the seventh-eighth placing game today, while the girls were trounced 2-0 (21-11, 21-8) by Saskatchewan and will take on Prince Edward Island in the ninth-10th placing match today.