Island teams drop openers at Canadian under-16 club soccer championships

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Royal girls, RC United boys both lose to Ontario squads

Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals’ Emma Moore, right, kicks the ball up field past Burlington Bayhawks’ Andrea Petrina Wednesday during the opening game of the Canadian under-16 girls’ club soccer championship in Cornwall. The Ontario squad won 10-0.

CORNWALL — Andrea Petrina scored four goals to lead the Burlington Bayhawks to a 10-0 victory Wednesday over the Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals at the under-16 club soccer nationals.

The first day of the 12-team championship was filled with one-sided affairs with each of the winners scoring double-digit goals.

“There was no illusion there, we knew Ontario was going to be tough,” said Royals coach Glen Miller.

Mackenzie Stacey scored a pair for the Bayhawks, while singles went to Claudia Krupicz, Danielle LaFrance, Karen Tamayo and Veronica Johnson.

Miranda Horn posted the shutout.

The Ontario champs controlled the play for most of the game, pinning the Royals deep in their own zone for much of the contest with precision passing. A number of the goals were scored just under the crossbar on well-struck balls.

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Miller was pleased with his team’s dedication, playing hard until the final whistle.

“They never gave up,” he said. “They played a pretty good game, but when you play a team like that it’s about microseconds. It’s those split-second decisions and movement that makes all the difference.”

In Wednesday’s other games, it was Lakeshore from Quebec over the Sherwood Parkdale Rangers 12-0, Newfoundland and Labrador downing the Northwest Territories 10-0 and Alberta beating New Brunswick 10-1.

Y. Gabriela Cuerno scored five goals in 28 minutes to lead Lakeshore to victory.

The Royals are a young team with more than half of the girls playing their first season at the under-16 level.

Miller said the experience they get at nationals would show them the skill of their peers across the country.

He was pleased with the backline’s play and the passing of Sasha Perry, Emma Moore, Jacqulyn Sudsbury and Emma Clark.

The team returns to action today at 10 a.m. against Halifax Dunbrack.

“Against Nova Scotia we have to go out there and play our best game,” Miller said.

The Rangers play British Columbia at 12:30 p.m., while Saskatchewan faces the Northwest Territories at 3 p.m. and Manitoba and New Brunswick play at 5:30 p.m. All four games are at UPEI.

In boys’ play, RC United from P.E.I. lost 2-0 to the Erin Mills Eagles from Ontario.

Lee Victor Massunda and Stefan Nikolic scored the goals.

British Columbia blanked Newfoundland and Labrador 4-0, Quebec defeated Alberta 3-1 and Nova Scotia shut out Manitoba 3-0.

Today in Cornwall, Newfoundland and Labrador plays Saskatchewan (9:30 a.m.), Quebec faces British Columbia (10 a.m.), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick face each other at 2:30 p.m. and Ontario and Manitoba play at 3 p.m.

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Olympian Here Today

Erin MacLeod, the keeper for Canada’s bronze-medal winning Olympic team, will be at UPEI today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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P.E.I. Teams At Club Nationals

How P.E.I. did at national club soccer championships:

Under-14

Vaughan, Ont.

Girls

Wednesday

British Columbia 10, West Prince Storm 0

Today

West Prince Storm vs. Manitoba, 5 p.m.

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Boys

Wednesday

Did not play

Today

Sherwood Parkdale Rangers vs. Yukon, 11 a.m.

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Under-18

Sydney, N.S.

Girls

Wednesday

Did not play

Today

Sherwood Parkdale Rangers vs. British Columbia, noon

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Boys

Wednesday

Did not play

Today

Prince Edward Island vs. British Columbia, 2 p.m.

*****

Senior

Winnipeg

Wednesday

Did not play

Today

P.E.I. F.C. vs. New Brunswick, 1:30 p.m.

Organizations: Burlington Bayhawks, Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals

Geographic location: Ontario, CORNWALL, British Columbia Quebec Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Manitoba New Brunswick Saskatchewan Alberta Canada Yukon Edward Island

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