10 a.m., Oct. 9)
Cobras finish 4th
at Toyota National Championships
By Fred Sherwin
The Orleans Star
Cumberland Cobras U15 girls Academy team returned home from
the Toyota National Championships in Laval on Monday a little
disappointed, undoubtedly exhausted and tremendously proud
of the fact that they had left everything on the pitch in
search of a medal.
their quest came up short in the bronze medal game which
they lost 3-0 against Calgary South West United.
Cumberland Cobras U15 girls Academy team recently
placed fourth at the Toyota National Championships.
defeat can be chalked up to the fact that they simply
ran out of gas after playing four games in as many days.
tournament started out promising enough with the Cobras
beating P.E.I. 4-0 on goals by Florence Belzile, Jessica
Boyle, Chloe Headland and Riley Bonadie.
then lost 2-1 to Mountain United when the British Columbia
representatives scored in the third minute of extra time.
game was scoreless until the 60th minute when Amelia Thompson
converted a pass from Headland with a superb strike from
just inside the penalty area that beat the Mountain United
keeper high to the top righthand corner.
play was set up by keeper Anna Demarbre who let a free
kick go down the middle of the pitch to Bonadie who won
the ball from her the player marking her and edged it
forward to Headland.
Cobras’ lead lasted less than three minutes. Mountain
United managed to tie the game on a well-placed pass from
substitute Katrina Demetillo to the far post where a hard-charging
Holly Ward beat her opponent to the ball and pushed it
game looked like it was going to finish in a 1-1 draw,
when Mountain United’s Syah Mangat scored three minutes
into extra time after the ball had deflected off a Cumberland
the loss, the Cobras still finished second in their pool
and advanced to the top half of the playoffs.
the quarterfinals, the Cobras squeaked past CS Repentigny
3-2 on goals by Belzile, Thompson and Flavie Dubé.
wheels eventually fell off in the semi-finals against
the Quebec champions from Lakeshore who scored two goals
in the first four minutes and four goals in the first
16 minutes before going on to win the game 5-0.
Cobras can look back on an incredibly successful campaign
in which they won the ERSL Cup, the Ontario Cup and very
nearly the Eastern Region Soccer League championship.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of
our local business partners.)