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Holy Cross women kick off nationals with win


Holy Cross Avalon Ford built up a 2-0 lead, and hung on for the 2-1 win over Quebec during opening-day play at the Canadian Jubilee Trophy women’s soccer championship Wednesday in Surrey, B.C.

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The Holy Cross victory was one of two wins for Newfoundland on the day. At the Canadian under-15 girls’ championship, St. John’s blanked the Northwest Territories 1-0.

In Surrey, Teri Murphy scored 15 minutes in, and Jessie Noseworthy made it 2-0 at 63 minutes for Holy Cross. The Quebecers made a game of it with a goal at the 80-minute mark, but Holy Cross shut the door the rest of the way.

Holy Cross plays 2:30 p.m. NL time today against Saskatchewan.

On the men’s side, Holy Cross Kirby Group dropped a 1-0 decision to Saskatchewan in Challenge Cup play.

Ironically enough, Holy Cross was sunk on a goal by former teammate Steven DeLong, now with the Prairie squad.

Holy Cross plays Nova Scotia 3:30 p.m. today (NL time).

At the Canadian under-17 championships in Fredericton, N.B., Feildians from St. John’s dropped a 2-0 decision to B.C. in boys’ play. The Double Blues play New Brunswick 4:30 p.m. (NL time) today.

 The St. John’s girls play their first game in the U17s 10:30 this morning (NL time) against Manitoba.

Calgary is the site of the U15 championships, and it’s where Ashley O’Neill scored the goal as St. John’s blanked the Territories.

Today, St. John’s plays Quebec 2:30 (NL time).

The St. John’s U15 boys play their first game, against Quebec 2:30 p.m. today (NL time).

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