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'(Posted 11:30 a.m., Julyt 7)
East end teams fare well at Gloucester International Soccer Tournament
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Danilo Bogunovic of the Gloucester Hornets Predators moves the ball upfield during the U11 Tier 1 final at the Gloucester International Soccer Tournament on Sunday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The U11 Gloucester Hornet Predators showed why they are a force to be reckoned with this season after winning the Gloucester International Soccer Tournament in impressive fashion on the weekend.

The Predators didn't allow a single goal in four games, including a 3-0 win over the Nepean City Storm in the final.

Raphael "Bam Bam" Beaulne-Seguin registered all four shutouts for the Predators, while Amir Priel, Samuel Charron and Jordan Larocque provided the offence in the gold medal game.

Head coach Nicolas LeBlanc said the team has been concentrating on defence during the first part of the season. They're also extremely quick which is a huge advantage on the smaller field. Most of their goals have come off the transition from defence to offence.

"We're really fast which makes it hard for the other team at both ends of the field. We put a lot of pressure on the ball on offense and we can get back on defence very quickly which makes it hard for the other team to penetrate," says LeBlanc.

The Predators are off to a 5-0 start in the Premier Division of the Eastern Region Soccer League. In fact, their only loss came in the semi-final of the Mini World Cup tournament in early June when they came out on the short end of a 2-1 result against the host Capital United team.

They ended up bouncing back to defeat Nepean City by a score of 4-1 in the bronze medal game.

In other action on the weekend, the Gloucester Hornets U17 Level 3 team downed Kingston Azzuri 2-0 to win the U17 Tier 1 championship; the Cumberland Cobras U16 Level 3 team defeated the Ottawa Internationals Inferno 2-1 to win the U16 Tier 2 gold medal and the Cobras U18 Level 4 team downed Portland FC 1-0 to win the U18 Tier 1 championship.

One of the most exciting games of the day was the U12 Tier 1 championship between Cumberland and Seaway. The two teams had locked horns in the opening game of the tournament on Saturday morning with Seaway winning the closely contested match-up by a score of 1-0.

The rematch was just as tight with neither team able to generate much in the way of a scoring opportunity in regulation. Seaway had a couple of chances in overtime, but the Cobra netminder was equal to the task.

After neither team could settle their differences during the two five-minute overtime periods, the game had to be decided by penalty kicks. The score was tied at three goals apiece when Nolan Hennessey scored into the left side of the net to give the Cobras the win.

Two other east end teams managed to make the finals, but unfortunately had to settle for silver medals. In the U12 Tier 1 championship the Cumberland Cobras fell 3-1 to Seaway with Aiden Cannell scoring the lone Cobra goal, and the Gloucester Hornets lost 1-0 to FC Boisbriand in the U15 Tier 1 final.

To see additional Hornets U11 pictures click here

To see additional Cumberland Cobras U12 pictures click here

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