All-Star Teams Return with Medals2012-06-22
U15 Boys Claim Silver at Atlantic All-Stars
The U15 Boys lost a heartbreaker when NS scored late in the match to claim the gold medal with a 2-1 score. The U15 Girls claimed the bronze medal with an impressive 4-0 victory over NL.
The players will be playing for an Atlantic Championship and also for a spot on Team Atlantic that will represent the Atlantic Provinces at the Natioanla All-Star Championships from July 16 - 21.
You can catch all the action via live streaming provided by Bell Aliant by going to www.bellaliant.net/communityone.
U15 & U16 Boys Schedule - files/boys_atlantic_all-star_schedule.pdf
U15 & U16 Girls Schedule - files/game_schedule.pdf
Tuesday, June 26
U15 Girls 4 vs NL 0
The PEI squad dominated this game from the opening whistle and were rewarded for their hard work with a 1 - 0 lead at half of the foot of Laura Jane Simpson. The team continued to push forward and in the last fifteen minutes found the net three more times.
Alysha Coorigan put the team up 2 - 0 when she intercepted a back pass, went around the keeper and pushed the ball into the open net. Jacqulyn Sudsbury finished on a great cross when she made her run to the far post and Emma Clark made a nice move around her defender and finished her opportunity to make the final score 4 - 0 and claim the bronze medal. The team had a great tournament and improved in every game they played. Hailey Fleming recorded the shutout with some timely saves throughout the match.
U16 Girls 1 vs NB 2
The girls clawed their way back from a 1 - 0 deficit fifteen minutes into the first half with a change in formation halfway through the second half.
Maggee Fraser, providing solid defense all tournament along with her fellow defenders, moved up front and with fifteen minutes left equalled the score on a well timed run that sent her in alone on the keeper and she made no mistake. The teams matched each other play for play with New Brunswick getting the winner with two minutes left off a well struck free kick from twenty yards out.
U15 Boys 1 vs NS 2
For the first time in the tournament Team NS found themselves down a goal and required a comeback in order to maintain their hold on the gold medal. Two second half goals by NS gave them the championship over a very spirited and determined Team PEI by the score of 2-1. PEI opened the scoring in the 31st minute when striker Jordan Degong put pressure on the NS keeper who had fielded the ball out of his box. Indecision was his undoing as Dejong dispossessed him of the ball and had nothing but goal to shoot at. The first half ended 1-0 for Team PEI.
PEI showed tremendous hustle and fight for loose balls but NS drew the score even in the 57th minute on a beautiful 25 yard swerving strike just inside the back post. It looked as though both teams would be going to penalties, however 2 minutes into stoppage time NS got the goal that would give them the gold and PEI had to settle for the well deserved silver.
U16 Boys 1(5) vs NB 1(6)
Team PEI lost a heartbreaker in sudden death penalties against NB 2(6) - 1(5) in the bronze medal game played in Moncton in heavy rain. NB opened the scoring in the 32nd minute on a hard 25 yd drive the went off the crossbar down into goal. PEI responded 5 minutes later on a clinical finish to the back post by Joel Doran. The half finished 1-1 with no scoring in the second half. Into penalties both teams scored on all 5 attempts before NB scored the deciding penalty. Liam Bitar and Nathan Ford shared keeper duties.
Monday, June 25
U15 Girls 1 vs NS 3
The girls proved they could play with any team at this tournament in a hard fought loss to the NS squad. Unlike their first two games where early lapses caused the team to fall behind, the team came prepared to play. Half time score was 0 - 0 and evenly played. PEI broke through with twenty minutes to play when a rebound off the corner kick was pounded in the top corner passed the helpless NS keeper by Jen Balderston. NS was relentless in their play to get the equalizer and were rewarded with a penalty kick when the NS player narrowly beat PEI Keeper Hailey Fleming to the ball forcing a foul in the penalty area.
NS converted and had the momentum and only a few minutes later were awarded a second penalty when PEI's defender took down the NS player in the box. NS again converted and scored a late consolation goal to round out the scoring. The girls will play for bronze at 8:00 am on tuesday morning.
U16 Girls 0 vs NS 3
NS took the lead mid way through the first half with a shot to the top corner that the PEI keeper was unable to get to. The Island squad was unable to break down the tough Nova Scotia defense to create any scoring chances. The NS team took the lead into the second half and continued to press for more goals and were rewarded for their efforts late into the second half with two more markers. The Island girls will play for bronze at 10:15 am tomorrow morning.
U15 Boys 1 vs NL 0
For awhile this morning, it looked like a repeat of yesterday's U16 game. From the opening whistle PEI took control of the game and generated numerous goal scoring chances but nothing would go in. The half ended scoreless with PEI hoping that their missed opportunities wouldn't come back to haunt them in the second half. And just like yesterday's U16 script, NL came out with a push that hemmed PEI in for the first 20 minutes of the half.
Then in the 66th minute Team PEI got their break they needed as striker Jordan Dejong broke right up the middle and looped an 18 yd ball over the outstretched hands of the NL keeper to break deadlock. From there on it was total defending and PEI were happy to pull their midfield back and content with long clearing balls deep into to NL zone.
The win gets PEI into the gold medal game on Tuesday morning at 11:30AM on Tuesday morning.
U16 Boys 1 vs NL 4
Team PEI lost their opportunity to go to the gold metal game with a 4-1loss to Team NL. Goals by NL in the 21st and a screaming 25 yard free kick in the 36th gave NL all the goals they needed. In the second half, NL went up 3-0 on an own goal off a PEI defender in the 51st minute only to see PEI come back with their only goal in the 60th minute from the foot of Skyler Tang. NL finished off the scoring in the 71st minute. Liam Bitar and Nathan Ford again shared keeper duties. PEI will now play NB for the bronze at 9:45 on Tuesday morning.
Sunday, June 24
U15 Girls 0 vs NL 1
The Island squad put in an excellent effort and were unfortunate to not come away with any points.
The team gave up an early goal but unlike yesterday, they were determined to come back. Some great combination play led to a long range shot from Emma Clark that was saved by the NL goalkeeper. Keeper Hailey Fleming was strong in net as she made some keys saves, including a diving finger tip save from a NL breakaway that kept her team in the game. Her teammates responded and had a couple of great opportunities off cornerkicks that narrowly went over the cross bar. The game ended with the Island team putting relentless pressure on their opponenets but were unable to get one in the goal. Great team effort and unfortunate not to get a result.
U16 Girls 0 vs NL 3
The girls put in a great effort and a lone break that saw the NL striker beat the off side and push the ball past the charging keeper was the lone difference at half time.
The teams were well matched and the stingy NL defense was able to match the speed of Island striker Jody Gerus.
The Island squad's defense was equal to the task and only a scramble off a NL cornerkick that was not cleared resulted in the team falling behind by two.
The team pushed forward to try to get back in the match but were again unable to breakdown a solid NL backline. A late marker made the final 3 - 0.
U15 Boys 0 vs NS 4
Team NS romped to an easy 4-0 win over the U15 PEI boys team in Moncton Sunday morning. It started with NS's first goal in the 5th minute as they controlled the wings, getting long balls in behind Team PEI's defence. The first 20 minutes were all NS until PEI adjusted but were still not able to penetrate NS' tough defence. The half ended at 1-0. PEI started the second half better creating more chances but still couldn't crack the NS keeper. NS scored 3 more unanswered goals in the space of 7 minutes (53rd, 58th, 60th). It was all over for PEI who still had to face more NS pressure to keep the score line at 4. PEI now face NL at 9:00AM on Monday morning, needing a victory to advance to the gold medal game on Tuesday morning.
U16 Boys 1 vs NS 4
A number of missed quality goal scoring chances in the first half by PEI were the difference as NS caught fire in the second half and came out with a 4-1 victory. It started in the 41st minute, followed up with a second goal in the 43rd minute. Nova Scotia's third goal came in the 49th. PEI looked to pull a come back when they were awarded a penalty in the 55th minute only to be saved by the NS keeper. NS rounded out their scoring with a goal in the 60th minute. PEI keepers Liam Bitar and Nathan Ford again shared the goal.
PEI finally cracked the score sheet with their only goal of the game scored by Erin Thibeault. Team PEI face NL Monday afternoon at 4:00PM and need a win to advance to the gold medal game.
Saturday, June 23
U15 Girls 1 vs NB 5
Sarah Sear was the lone Island player to get on the score sheet. She entered the game in the second half and her speed was a constant threat and finally paid off. The team was put behind early by a couple of goals and were unable to get back into the game.
U16 Girls 1 NB 3
Maggee Fraser's dangerous corner kicks finally paid off as it deflected in off a defender's clearing attempt with fifteen minutes to play.
Like the U15s, the team fell behind early and NB got a second early in the second half off a corner kick. The Island squad kept up their work rate which resulted in another corner and Fraser's goal. The team was forced to push forward for the equalizer and in extra time conceded a third to the NB Team.
PEI earned a well deserved 2-2 draw against Team NB Saturday afternoon at Rocky Stone field. NB opened scoring in the 21st minute only to see PEI bounce back in the 25th a goal from defender Mark Smith off a corner kick goal mouth scramble. PEI grabbed the lead in the 30th minute when a cross from winger Noah Bitar deflected into the goal of a NB defender. NB quickly recovered and marched up the field a minute later to even the score at 2. The half ended that way and neither team was able to capitalize on any of their scoring chances in the second half. Keeeper for PEI was Hunter McTague.
A strong back line and defending midfielders kept NB off the score sheet as PEI coasted to an easy 3-0 victory in the rain. PEI opened the scoring in the 30th minute when a NB defender handled the ball resulting in a penalty plus a sending off of the NB player for denying a scoring opportunity. Jessie Cameron scored on the penalty kick giving PEI a first half lead. The NB team started to feel the effects of playing down a man in the second half as PEI's Sam Smiley made it 2-0 as he converted a cross from Liam Carpenter in the 71st minute. Carpenter then got on the score sheet himself in the 75th minute to round out the scoring, It could have been four however the NB keeper managed a brillant save on a second PEI penalty. Liam Bitar and Nathan Ford shared in the clean sheet.