8 a.m., Sept. 19)
Cobras U15 Academy team wins provincial soccer title
By Fred Sherwin
The Orleans Star
Cumberland Cobras U15 Academy team are provincial champs
after downing the London Whitecaps 2-1 in their Ontario
Cup final on Sept. 14.
Cobras spotted the Whitecaps a 1-0 first half lead before
roaring back in the second stanza to tie and then eventually
win the game on a pair of goals by Amelia Thompson and
Cumberland Cobras U15 Academy team pose with
the Ontario Cup after beating the London Whitecaps
2-1 in the tournament final on Sept. 14. Members
of the team include Sheridan Michel, Chloe
Headland, Amelia Thompson, Emma Ladouceur,
Florence Belzile, Raisha Emilie, Ella Riley,
Janelle Boileau, Joelle Chackal, Kylie Laframboise
and Anna Demarbre. PHOTO SUPPLIED
took 24 minutes before Londonís Jamie Lefebrve opened
the scoring with a shot that deflected off a Cumber-land
defender past Cobrasí keeper Anna Demarbre.
the remainder of the first half played out, neither team
was able to create much space and the scoring chances
were few and far between.
same was true at the outset of the second stanza until
Thompsonís goal tied the game in the 65th minute. The
goal sparked a flurry of chances by both sides as the
each team threw caution to the wind in an effort to break
difference in the game ended up being a penalty shot which
was called after Thompson was brought down in the box
by a London defender. The job of taking the shot was given
to Riley who very coolly slotted her attempt into the
back of the London net.
the goal the Cobras did a stellar job preventing the Whitecaps
from getting any clear shots and eventually ran out the
clock for the epic win.
win marks the second time in as many years that the Cumberland
United Soccer Club has won an Ontario Cup. The U13 girls
Academy team accomplished the feat last year, becoming
just the third team from Eastern Ontario to do so in over
their Ontario Cup win, the U15 Cobras went on to win the
U16 ERSL Cup by downing the Kingston Clippers 2-0 on Sept.
Cumberland girls have spent the past two weeks preparing
for the Toyota National Championships which will take
place in Laval from Oct. 3-8.
Cobras are in a group with Mountain United from British
Columbia and PEI FC from Prince Edward Island. There are
three other groups in the tournament. The top two teams
in each group will advance to the second phase, which
is a double elimination format, to select an eventual
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