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Crusaders women’s soccer team, which carved through opposition, has lost two straight games; Feildians fail to gain ground in Challenge Cup

Stop the press! The vaunted Holy Cross-Avalon Ford women’s soccer team is reeling!

Well, maybe not reeling, by the Crusaders dropped their second straight Jubilee Trophy provincial women’s soccer game Sunday, losing 1-0 to Feildians Green Sleeves at King George V Park.

That result comes on the heels of a 2-1 Feildians win over Holy Cross last Thursday.

Yes, the same Holy Cross which was unbeaten in its first 16 games, had scored 100-plus goals and allowed a grand total of none.

On Sunday, Feildians only needed 41 minutes to beat the Crusaders. That’s because it was the continuation of a game last month that was postponed because of lightning.

Feildians were leading 1-0 after 49 minutes on a Stacey Hanlon goal, and the Double Blues kept it that way Sunday.

Last Thursday night, Morgan Fitzgerald and Rachel Kieley had the Feildians goals in the 2-1 win. Kate Hickey scored for Holy Cross.

That’s it for the regular season in Jubilee Trophy competition. Championship weekend is next weekend at King George V, and at stake is a berth in the Canadian championship which will be held in St. John’s in the fall.

Breen’s Jubilee Trophy

(as of August 5/19)


Team       GP   W        L              E            Pts GF        GA

Holy Cross      18       16       2          0          48       121     3

Feildians         18       14       3          1          43       78       13

C.B.S.              17       4          12       1          13       22       81

St. John’s U17 7         2          4          1          7          6          21

Mount Pearl   17         2          14       1          7          9          85

Paradise U17   3         0          3          0          0          1          34


Feildians missed out on an opportunity of climbing to within a point of league-leading Holy Cross Saturday, but did manage to keep its five-game unbeaten intact with a 1-1 draw with the Crusaders at King George V Park.

With just under three weeks to go until Johnson’s provincial Challenge Cup championship weekend in St. Lawrence, the Double Blues trail Holy Cross by four points.

Saturday, Feildians needed a late goal by Tyler Forsey — at 89 minutes — to salvage the draw with Holy Cross. It was Forsey’s league-leading 19th goal. Alex Pretty had scored earlier for the Crusaders at 37 minutes.

Sunday at the Dianne Whelan Complex in Paradise, the visiting St. Lawrence Laurentians blanked Paradise 3-0.

Brent Kelly (at 36 minutes), Jordi Slaney (45) and Sean Drew (59) scored, and Ryan Turpin had the shutout.

Challenge Cup play resumes Wednesday at King George V when Holy Cross tangles with Paradise at 7 p.m.

Johnson’s Challenge Cup

As of August 12/19


Team                          GP       W        L          E          Pts       GF        GA

Holy Cross                  18       14       3          1          43       41       16      

Feildians                     19       12       4          3          39       54       23

C.B.S. Strikers            18       9          7          2          29       24       18      

St. Lawrence              19       6          10       3          21       29       44

Paradise                     18       0          17       1          1          12       62


Leading scorers

Player, team                          GP       G

Tyler Forsey, FL                     17       19

Jacob Grant, HC                      14       11

Stefan Slaney, SL                   17       10

Aaron Buckingham, FL          12       7

Felly Elonda, FL                     15       7

Nico Boehme, CBS                11       5

Owen Sheppard, HC              9          5

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