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Host Hornets win trio of titles at Gloucester soccer tournament
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The Gloucester Hornets U13 Tier 2 team pose with the championship trophy after winning the final at the Gloucester Invitational Soccer Tournament on Sunday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The Gloucester Hornets went a perfect three for three in the finals of the Gloucester Invitational Soccer Tournament on Sunday, including a sweep of the U13 Tier 1 and Tier 2 titles.

The Hornets Swarm U13 Tier 2 team beat the North Bay Lynx 1-0 in the first final of the day, reversing a 1-0 loss to the Lynx earlier in the tournament.

Victoria Devine-Ducharme scored for the Swarm off a corner kick with just over two minutes to go. The lone goal proved to be the difference in the championship game, while keeper Madeleine MacRae registered the shutout.

After losing their first two round robin games of the tournament on Saturday, the Swarm only made it into the final thanks to a 3-0 win over Peterborough in their final round robin game earlier on Sunday. The three goals gave them a goals for and against ratio of +1, while Peterborough was a minus 6 and Ottawa South United was a minus 1. The Lynx were a perfect 3-0 in the round robin portion of the tournament before losing to the Swarm in the final.

The Hornets Attack U13 Tier 1 squad won all three of their round robin games to finish on top of Pool A in their division and set up a rematch with North Mississauga in the semi-finals. Despite winning the earlier game by a 3-0 margin, the Attack had their hands full against the Toronto-area team, but were able to pull off a 1-0 win to advance to the final.

In the title game, Jasmne Renaud's fifth goal of the tournament proved to be the difference as the Attack beat Peterborough Maroon 1-0 for the win. It was also their fifth clean sheet in as many games with keepers Juliann Lacasse and Sydney Manly-Elliott sharing goaltending duties.

The Attack are currently locked in a three-way battle with Cumberland United and Ottawa City Futuro for first place in the East Regional Soccer League with four weeks left in the season.

The Hornets third tournament title came in the U18 division with the Tier 1 Attack squad getting the best of Seaway Valley on penalty kicks.

The two evenly matched teams kept each other off the score sheet until midway through the second half when Chelsea Dickson intercepted the ball along the near sideline and sent a perfectly placed pass to the feet of a hard charging Jade Coté who easily deposited the ball into the Seaway Valley net.

The Attack's 1-0 lead held up untl the fnal seconds of added time when Seaway managed to score to send the game into sudden death. When neither team was able to score a golden goal in the 10 minutes of extra time, the result had to be decided in penalty kicks where keeper Breanna Quinn's marker proved to be the difference after Seway Valley sent back-to-back shots over the crossbar.

The Gloucester Hornets U13 Tier 1 team pose with the championship trophy after winning the final at the Gloucester Invitational Soccer Tournament on Sunday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

(Posted 3 p.m., Aug. 10)


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