Holy Cross, Laurentians play to tie in matchup of top two Challenge Cup soccer teams

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Paul Slaney netted the equalizer at 59-minutes to help the St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians earn a 1-1 draw with Holy Cross Kirby Group in Molson Challenge Cup senior men’s soccer on Sunday.

Canada’s Ciaran Hearn is tackled by New Zealand’s Tim Mikkelson (left) and Sherwin Stowers in Commonwealth Games rugby sevens action at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday. New Zealand won 39-0. canada, whose lineup feaured two Newfoundlanders — Hearn of Conception Bay South and Ptarick Parfrey of St. John's — finished out of the medals at the Games.

The teams are 1-2 in the standings, although first-place Holy Cross holds a healthy 14-point lead on the second-place Laurentians.

At King George V Park in St. John’s,  Jake Warren, the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association’s player of the month for July, opened the scoring for Holy Cross early in the second half (45’).

Slaney’s St. Lawrence teammate, Evan Myles, was named the NLSA rookie of the month.

 

Feildians 3, Mount Pearl 0

At the Gushue Complex in Mount Pearl, Tyler Forsey, Hassan Kamara and Blaise Peters had one apiece as Feildians/Ernst & Young Orenda defeated Mount Pearl-First Choice-Molson.

The win moved Feildians to within two pints of third-place Mount Pearl

David Hickey posted the shutout for the Double Blues

STANDINGS

Team    GP    W    L    T    Pts

Holy Cross    14    10    1    3    33

St. Lawrence    14    5    5    4    19

Mount Pearl    13    4    8    1    13

Feildians    13    3    8    2    11    

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Leading scorers

Player, team    Goals

Jake Warren, Holy Cross    9

Tyler Forsey, Feildians    8

Aaron Anstey, Mount Pearl    4

Sean Drew, St. Lawrence    4

Kyle Williams, Holy Cross    4

Stefan Slaney, St. Lawrence     4

Matthew Breen Holy Cross    4

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Upcoming Games

Saturday, Aug. 2

At Centennial Field (St. Lawrence)

4 p.m., Mount Pearl at St. Lawrence

At KGV

6 p.m., Feildians at Holy Cross

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Sunday, Aug. 3

At KGV

1 p.m., Holy Cross at Feildians

 

 

 

BASKETBALL

Provincial boys’ U17 team suffers first loss at nationals

The Newfoundland and Labrador under-17 boys fell to 2-1 at the national U17 basketball championships in Edmonton Alberta on Saturday with an 85-70 loss to Ontario.

Game details were not available before the Telegram’s press deadline.

On Saturday, Liam Dunphy has 17 points and Brett Warren added another 16 as they defeated British Columbia 75-56.

In their tourney opener Friday evening, Cole Long drained 33 points as Newfoundland and Labrador defeated Saskatchewan 77-64. Warren chipped in with 18 in the win.

Their female counterparts, meanwhile fell to 0-3 with a 56-45 loss to Quebec on Sunday. Kelsey Moore led the provincial side with 15 points. On Saturday, Team NL lost 59-56 to New Brunswick, with Moore scoring 14, and were trounced 75-49 by Saskatchewan. Ashley Collin has 13 points. 

In girls’ under-15 play, Sarah Hiscock had 14 points in a 65-47 loss to Alberta. The team dropped an 88-39 decision to British Columbia in a game late Friday. Kaleigh Sellars led with 8 points.

The under-15 boys, are also winless after three games, including a 68-62 loss to Saskatchewan. Benjamin Rogers was the top scorer with 15. On Saturday, the boys fell 63-55 to British Columbia, with Jordan Ryan bucketing 18, and were defeated 87-64 by New Brunswick. Emanuel Ring had 15 points.

In Monday’s games, the U15 boys play Manitoba, while both female teams will take on Nova Scotia. All games underway at 7:15 Newfoundland time.

 

 

SENIOR SOFTBALL

Blair Ezekiel throws one-hitter, helps himself with grand-slam homer

Blair Ezekiel (3IP, 5K) pitched a one-hitter and hit a grand slam home run to lead the Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs to a 13-0 win over the Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians in Molson St. John’s senior softball Sunday.

At Lions Park, Liam Myers hit a two-run bomb, Shane Boland jacked a solo shot and Shane O’Brien drove in a pair of runs for the winners. Midget-aged Eric Healey (2IP, 1W) picked up three strikeouts in relief.

Joel Whelan (2IP, 8R, 7H, 2W, 2K) took the loss with relief help from Shane Dobbin (2IP, 5R, 4H, 1W, 1K). Jeff Conway had the only hit off Ezekiel.

 

3Cheers Pub Bud Light 13, NTV Hitmen 11 (8 innings)

Kyle Ezekiel was three-for-three, including a solo homer, and scored four times, while teammates Kris Abbott and Ryan Kirk both plated a single and drove in two more for the winners.

Colin Walsh (4.2IP, 6R, 8H, 4K) picked up the win in relief of starter Lee Cose (3.1IP, 5R, 8H, 5K).

For the Hitmen, Sean Cadigan hit a two-run dinger, Sheldon Keough was four-for-four with an RBI-triple and solo homer, and Robbie Greene hit a solo and drove in two more. Starter Ward Gosse (3IP, 5R, 7H, 2W, 3K) hit a three-run homer — his 102nd in the senior circuit — and Greene (5IP, 8R, 8H, 3W, 6K) took the loss.

 

STANDINGS

Team    GP    W    L    Pts

Kelly’s Pub    15    14    3    28

3Cheers Pub    15    11    6    22

The Bigs    15    8    8    16

NTV Hitmen    17    7    10    14

Jr. Canadians    13    0    13    0

 

 

HARNESS RACING

Sunday’s results from SJRE

Danny Williams and Brad Forward both steered a pair of carts to wins Sunday afternoon at St. John’s Racing and Entertainment centre.

Forward made the winner’s circle with House of Stuart and Dustylane Wildbill, while Williams — not the former premier and current St. John’s IceCaps president — collected victories driving Son of RocknRoll and Quickcam.

Other winners Sunday were V for Frankie Joyce and Lofty Game with Kevin Dillon in the bike.

Live racing resumes next Saturday afternoon with Post Time set for 4:30 p.m.

Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association, Molson, House of Stuart and Dustylane Wildbill

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Mount Pearl, Laurentians.At King George V Park New Brunswick Saskatchewan Ontario Quebec Alberta Manitoba Nova Scotia Sunday.At Lions Park

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