Challenge Cup semifinal matchup is set: St. Lawrence to face Mount Pearl

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Published on August 11, 2014

The defending champion St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians clinched second place while Mount Pearl First Choice/Molson secured the final playoff spot in Molson Coors Challenge Cup soccer player as a result of play over the weekend.

The playoffs are scheduled for the Aug. 29-31 weekend at King George V Park in St. John’s and will begin with the Laurentians taking on third-place Mount Pearl in the semifinal.

The winner of that game will meet first-place Holy Cross for the championship.

 

SUNDAY

Feildians 1, Mount Pearl 1

Kevin Oram’s goal three minutes before half-time gave Mount Pearl the tie with Feildians Ernst & Young at Smallwood Park.

Carter Mackey opened the scoring for Feildians at the 12-minute mark.

 

SATURDAY

Mount Pearl 4, Feildians 3

At King George V, Ryan Caines scored twice (11, 13 minutes) to pace Mount Pearl. Justin Pickford, at five minutes, and Matthew Hamlyn, at 82 minutes, had the winners’ other goals.

Tyler Forsey (2, 90 minutes)  and Jeremy Babstock  (57 minutes) scored for Feildians.

 

St, Lawrence 2, Holy Cross 0

At Centennial Field in St. Lawrence, the Laurentians got their goals from Rudy Norman (5 minutes) and Marc Pittman (12 minutes).

John Douglas posted the shutout.

The league’s regular-season schedule concludes next weekend, with Feildians at Centennial Field for a couple of games against St. Lawrence, at  6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Holy Cross plays Mount Pearl at Smallwood Park 6 p.m. Saturday, with a rematch slated for 6 p.m. Sunday at King George V Park.

 

STANDINGS

Team    GP    W    L    T    Pts

Holy Cross    16    11    2    3    36

St. Lawrence    16    7    5    4    25

Mount Pearl    16    5    9    2    17

Feildians    16    3    10    3    12

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LEADING SCORERS

Player, team    Goals

Tyler Forsey, Feildians    10

Jake Warren, Holy Cross    9

Justin Pickford, Mount Pearl    6

Matthew Breen, Holy Cross    5