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Delong posts two shutouts to keep Mount Pearl undefeated in Challenge Cup soccer

Mount Pearl First Choice/Molson remains undefeated through its first four games of the 2014 MolsonCoors Challenge Cup soccer season after recording a pair of shutout wins over the weekend.On Sunday at Mount Pearl, the home side blanked the St. Lawrence Labatt Laurentians 2-0, a victory that came less than 24 hours after a 1-0 victory over Feildians/Ernst and YoungFormer Canada Games goaltender Michael Delong recorded both shutouts for Mount Pearl, which is the early league-leader with 10 points (three wins, tie), having scored six goals and given up just one through four games.

Mount Pearl netminder Michael Delong backstopped his team to a pair of shutout wins in Challenge Cup play in St. John's over the past weekend.

In Sunday’s other Challenge Cup game, played at King George V Park, Holy Cross Kirby Group also remained undefeated (two wins, two ties) with a 2-0 victory, downing Feildians. On Saturday, Holy Cross and St. Lawrence played to a 2-2 draw.

The Laurentians played both their games without head coach Derek Strang, who was suspended for two games for verbal abuse of an official in St. Lawrence’s second game of the season, a 1-1 tie with Feildians.


(Wins worth three points, ties worth one)

Team    GP    W    L    T    Pts

Mount Pearl    4    3    0    1    10

Holy Cross    4    2    0    2    8

St. Lawrence    4    0    2    2    2

Feildians    4    0    3    1    1


Weekend results


At King George V Park, St. John’s

• Mount Pearl 1, Feildians 0

GS: Justin Pickford; Shutout: Michael Delong


• St. Lawrence 2, Holy Cross 2

GS: St. Lawrence — Jordi Slaney (32 minutes), Corey Mullett (82 minutes); Holy Cross — Matt Breen (68 and 77 on penalty kicks)



At the Gushue Complex, Mount Pearl

• Mount Pearl 2, St. Lawrence 0

GS: Ryan Thistle (17), Chris White (21); Shutout: Michael Delong


At King George V Park

• Holy Cross 2, Feildians 0

GS: Jon Hawco (43); Jake Warren (80); Shutout: Thomas Pieroway


Upcoming games

Saturday, June 7

At KGV, 4 p.m., St. Lawrence

at Feildians

At Gushue Complex, 6:30 p.m.,

Holy Cross at Mount Pearl

Sunday, June 8

At KGV, 1 p.m., St. Lawrence

at Holy Cross

At Gushue Complex, 3 p.m.,

Feildians at Mount Pearl

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