Kirby cruises to another Jubilee Trophy title

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Kirby United capped another stellar season with another dominant performance in the championship game of the Breen’s Jubilee Trophy senior women’s soccer league Thursday night in Mount Pearl.

 

Members of Kirby United celebrate as they host the Breen’s Jubilee Trophy after defeating Mount Pearl Electronic Centre/Molson 8-0 in the Jubilee Trophy league final Thursday night in Mount Pearl. It was a fifth straight league championship for the team.

At the Gushue Complex, Kirby defeated the Mount Pearl Electronic Centre Molson 8-0 to claim its fifth straight league title. It’s the third consecutive year they’ve beaten a Mount Pearl side in the final.

Kaelyn Burke opened the scoring at the 11th minute and Malorie Harris made it 2-0 at the 13-minute mark. Jessie Noseworthy scored at 26 minutes, giving Kirby a 3-0 lead at the half.

It didn’t take long for the league’s first-place regular season squad to widen that lead once the second half got underway as Kylie Delong scored at 53 minutes. Noseworthy added her second of the match six minutes later and Harris picked up her second two minutes after.

Jane Pope scored twice late, at 73 and 86 minutes, to seal the victory.

Jamie Crocker posted the shutout.

Harris, who suffered a leg injury near the end of the match, won the Sherry Morrissey Award as playoff MVP.

In an awards ceremony prior to the match, Harris claimed regular season MVP honour for her 31-goal effort this season and was named to the league all-star team.

The Ann Woodford Award for most sportsmanlike and effective player in the playoffs went to Courtney Sharron of Mount Pearl.

Kirby advance to the 2014 national Jubilee Trophy championships in Vaughan, Ont., Oct. 8-13.

Kirby has won seven titles with same team but under different sponsor

Regular season award winners

Top scorer

Malorie Harris, Kirby (31G)

MVP

Malorie Harris, Kirby

Most spirited player

Hannah Noseworthy, Mount Pearl

Top defender

Paula Whitten, Mount Pearl

Rookie of the year

Jenny Tiller, Mount Pearl

Coach of the year

John Acreman, Feildians

All-star team

Malorie Harris, Jane Pope, Connie Lewis, Kaelyn Burke, Alyssa Armstrong (Kirby); Liz McPhail, Lauren Windsor, Paula Whitten (Mount Pearl); Hannah Rivkin, Kathy Hurley, and MacKenzie Jane Pope scored twice late, at 73 and 86 minutes, to close out the scoring.

Jamie Crocker posted the shutout.

Harris, who suffered a leg injury near the end of the match, won the Sherry Morrissey Award as playoff MVP.

It wasn’t the only honour to come Harris’s way Thursday night.

In an awards ceremony prior to the match, she claimed regular-season MVP honours for her 31-goal effort this season and was named to the league all-star team.

The Ann Woodford Award, given to the most sportsmanlike and effective player in the playoffs, went to Courtney Sharron of Mount Pearl.

As a result of their latest league title, Kirby will advance to the 2014 national Jubilee Trophy championship, to be played in Vaughan, Ont., Oct. 8-13.

Regular season award winners

Top scorer

Malorie Harris, Kirby (31G)

MVP

Malorie Harris, Kirby

Most spirited player

Hannah Noseworthy, Mount Pearl

Top defender

Paula Whitten, Mount Pearl

Rookie of the year

Jenny Tiller, Mount Pearl

Coach of the year

John Acreman, Feildians

All-star team

Malorie Harris, Jane Pope, Connie Lewis, Kaelyn Burke, Alyssa Armstrong (Kirby); Liz McPhail, Lauren Windsor, Paula Whitten (Mount Pearl); Hannah Rivkin, Kathy Hurley, and MacKenzie Thomas (Feildians)

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, Vaughan

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  • Kirby United
    August 27, 2014 - 09:55

    Bob, no disrespect but If you follow the sport so well and the league you would know that Kirby United was no all-star team, especially the 2 season previous to this one, but managed to train hard and pull off wins both seasons! 2012 doing so with only 12 players, 2013 doing so with only a handful of senior players the rest minor players. There hasn't been more than 4 teams in jubilee in years and years. The lack of teams is NOT because of Kirby it is because of the lack of player development throughout our province and clubs unfortunately! If kirby is the reason for lack of jubilee teams, what is the reason for lack of under 18 female teams? Only 1. Or lack of under 16 female teams? Only 3 (2 of which are SJ). Or lack of under 14 female teams? Only 4 (2 of which are SJ). 1 under 18 team on the female side means only minimal numbers entering Jubilee. Look at the bigger picture. On another note Kirby was formed 7 years ago to build a team that could compete at Nationals and they have done that each year being In the mix for medal round, finishing 5th last year, second highest placing by a NL jubilee team ever, highest was 4th by Kirby in it's first year!

  • BoB
    August 15, 2014 - 14:15

    Myself and others surely had a great laugh at the Telegrams interview with Dragan Mirkovic earlier this week about how Womens soccer is progressing in this province. In reality its dying and this Kirby All Star team has directly caused it. In the 7 seasons that Kirby has dominated the JT the league has lost several clubs and now only has 3 teams. One of these 3 teams is on thin ice and will likely not return next season. By recruiting all of the top players from other senior teams and now the provincial program they have effectively killed off other teams ability to improve and compete. Next year there will be no JT league mark it down!

  • Kirby United
    August 15, 2014 - 11:25

    This is the 7th straight title for the team, not the 5th! Thanks!