11:30 a.m., Julyt 7)
East end teams
fare well at Gloucester International Soccer Tournament
By Fred Sherwin
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.
didn't allow a single goal in four games, including a 3-0 win over the Nepean
City Storm in the final.
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.
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,"
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
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.
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.
see additional Hornets U11 pictures click here
see additional Cumberland Cobras U12 pictures click here
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