Holy Cross Cross Kirby Group Crusaders remained undefeated and moved into first place in the Molson Challenge Cup senior men's soccer standings with two wins over the weekend.
On Sunday at King George V Park in St. John's, Holy Cross (4-0-2, 14 points), doubled the St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians 4-2, with Mike Brushett (21 minutes), Jake Warren (29), Kyle Williams and Jon Hawco (65) providing the goals for the winners. Ryan Sheppard (44) and Jordan Caines (70) replied for the Laurentians (0-4-2), still looking for their first win of the 2014 Challenge Cup season.
Assistant referee John Kennedy (left) keeps an eye on the play as Feildians’ Zach Hynes (22) and St. Lawrence Laurentians’, Clinton Edwards (11) battle for a loose ball in the Laurentians’ zone in first-half action of their provincial men's Challenge Cup soccer league game at the King George V Park on Saturday afternoon.
— Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
On Saturday, at the Gushue Complex in Mount Pearl, Holy Cross spotted Mount Pearl Firts Choice/Molson a 1-0 lead and went on to a 3-1 victory.
Justin Pickford of Mount Pearl opened the scoring 14 minutes in, but Kyle Williams scored at 31 and 67 minutes to put the Crusaders in front. Holy Cross also got a goal from Jake Warren at the end of the contest.
Feildians/Ernst & Young also posted two wins over the weekend - the team's first two victories of the season - both featuring shutouts by David Hickey and goals from Tyler Forsey.
On Sunday at the Gushue Complex, Forsey scored in the first minute and Hickey shut down Mount Pearl (3-2-1) the rest of the way as Feildians (2-3-1) blanked the home side 1-0.
Hickey and Forsey also led the way in a 2-0 win over St. Lawrence Saturday at KGV, the former scoring goals at 63 and 73 minutes, and the latter recording the shutout.
C.B.S. Holy Cross Kirby Group looks to maintain its undefeated record as it takes on the Mount Pearl Under-18s in Breen's Jubilee Trophy women's soccer action 8:30 p.m. in Conception Bay South.
Holy Cross is 4-0 on the season, it's last win coming Thursday in a 2-0 decision over this same Mount Pearl age-group team.
Holy Cross has given up just two goals through its four wins and scored 13, eight of them coming from Malorie Harris.