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Kensington under-15 girls win Codiac tournament

The Kensington under-15 Premier girls won the Codiac First Touch soccer tournament in Moncton, N.B., over the weekend. Team members are Jenna Larter, front, and kneeling, from left: Amelia Murphy, Mya Moffatt, Bri Hughes, Josee Gallant and Emma Lee Lyon. Standing: Paxton Cole, Emma Arsenault, Annalise Vanderveen, Elizabeth Mulligan, Ellen Murphy, Paige Lauwerijssen, Ellen Cole, Hannah LeClair, Heidi Lauwerijssen and Nicole Boucher. Coaches Blair Murphy, left, and Ron Mulligan are in the back row.
The Kensington under-15 Premier girls won the Codiac First Touch soccer tournament in Moncton, N.B., over the weekend. Team members are Jenna Larter, front, and kneeling, from left: Amelia Murphy, Mya Moffatt, Bri Hughes, Josee Gallant and Emma Lee Lyon. Standing: Paxton Cole, Emma Arsenault, Annalise Vanderveen, Elizabeth Mulligan, Ellen Murphy, Paige Lauwerijssen, Ellen Cole, Hannah LeClair, Heidi Lauwerijssen and Nicole Boucher. Coaches Blair Murphy, left, and Ron Mulligan are in the back row.

MONCTON, N.B. – The Kensington under-15 Premier girls capped a big weekend in dramatic fashion.

After carrying the play for most of the game and having several quality scoring chances, Ellen Murphy scored off a free kick for Kensington two minutes into extra time of the championship game. Kensington would go on to preserve that lead through the final eight minutes en route to a 1-0 victory over Valley United in the championship game of the Codiac First Touch soccer tournament on Sunday.
“It was a total team effort,” said Blair Murphy, who coaches the Kensington squad along with Ron Mulligan. “Every girl played extremely well all weekend.”
Murphy also pointed out that Kensington’s “midfield controlled the game and fullbacks gave up very little, if any opportunities” on Sunday.

Semifinals
Heidi Lauwerijssen, who was an offensive threat all weekend, scored both goals as Kensington punched its ticket to the final with a 2-0 win over Halifax Dunbrack in the semifinals.
It was more than enough offence for Kensington keeper Jenna Larter, who registered back-to-back shutouts in the semifinals and final.
Hannah LeClair, who plays the centre-mid position, was presented with Kensington’s player-of-the-tournament award.
Overall, Kensington completed play with an overall record of 4-1 (won-lost). In the round robin, Kensington defeated Valley United 3-1 and the Codiac under-14 team 4-0 while dropping a 3-1 decision to Dieppe.

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