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KISHORA wins PEISAA soccer championship


CORNWALL – KISHORA capped a perfect season in convincing fashion Saturday morning.

The team comprised of players from Kensington Intermediate-Senior High (KISH) and Kinkora Regional High (KRHS) defeated the Charlottetown Rural Raiders 3-0 in the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior A Girls Soccer League championship game to finish the 2016 campaign 8-0 (won-lost).

“It’s exciting and a relief at the same time,” admitted KISHORA head coach Donald Mulligan. “When you get this far without losing a game, it plays in the back of your mind a little bit.

“The girls really controlled the play from the opening kick until the closing kick.”

 

Two goals

At the Terry Fox Sports Complex, KRHS senior Rachel Green was the offensive catalyst for KISHORA.

Green opened the scoring off a free kick from the left-hand side at the top of the box near the sideline in the 19th minute.

“That’s my favourite side to take free kicks from, so I was actually aiming to hit one of our players who was making a run to the far post,” explained Green. “But it was wet, it hit the ground and curved perfectly into the back of the net.”

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Second goal

Green scored just under the cross bar off another free kick from near the top of the box in the 49th minute.

“I knew I could hit the net from there,” said Green. “I had one from the exact same place in the first half, and I hit it just a little too hard, so I knew how I had to hit it.”

Kelsey Weeks made it 3-0 in the 83rd minute, finishing off a play that developed from Abby Christopher’s rush down the sideline.

That was more than enough offence for Lexie Murphy, who recorded the clean sheet.

“It was a great team effort from front to back, and they all came to play,” assessed Mulligan.

 

Communication

Madeline Hamill, a Grade 11 student at KRHS, was very happy to win gold.

“We had a really good game,” Hamill added. “Everyone communicated really well, and we moved the ball really well.”

 

Rematch

KISHORA’s win avenged last year’s heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Rural in the final. Rural tied that game with about five minutes remaining, and scored late in overtime.

“I was like, ‘We have to win this time, we can’t let them win again,’” offered Hamill.

 

Special win

KISHORA’s victory was a special one for exchange student Anabelle Dumas, who will return home to Quebec with a P.E.I. championship gold medal.

“It was my goal,” said a smiling Dumas, who is attending Grade 10 at KISH.

When asked how she enjoyed playing with KISHORA, Dumas replied, “To win all of our games, it was amazing.”

 

Francois Buote wins gold

Regulation and overtime solved nothing in the senior A boys’ gold-medal game.

In the end, Francois Buote outscored Colonel Gray 3-1 in penalty kicks to pull out a 2-1 victory at the Terry Fox Sports Complex on Saturday.

Liev Dalton opened the game’s scoring for Francois Buote late in the first half. The score would remain 1-0 until the Colonels’ Mouhamed Hussam netted the equalizer with 10 minutes remaining.

 

Bronze medals

In the senior A bronze-medal games, Chris Outhouse scored and Riley Flynn recorded the shutout as the Souris boys edged Morell 1-0, and the Montague girls defeated Souris 3-1.

Bray MacEachern (2) and Faith Best scored for Montague while Jasmine Laybolt countered for Souris.

 

 

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The team comprised of players from Kensington Intermediate-Senior High (KISH) and Kinkora Regional High (KRHS) defeated the Charlottetown Rural Raiders 3-0 in the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior A Girls Soccer League championship game to finish the 2016 campaign 8-0 (won-lost).

“It’s exciting and a relief at the same time,” admitted KISHORA head coach Donald Mulligan. “When you get this far without losing a game, it plays in the back of your mind a little bit.

“The girls really controlled the play from the opening kick until the closing kick.”

 

Two goals

At the Terry Fox Sports Complex, KRHS senior Rachel Green was the offensive catalyst for KISHORA.

Green opened the scoring off a free kick from the left-hand side at the top of the box near the sideline in the 19th minute.

“That’s my favourite side to take free kicks from, so I was actually aiming to hit one of our players who was making a run to the far post,” explained Green. “But it was wet, it hit the ground and curved perfectly into the back of the net.”

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Second goal

Green scored just under the cross bar off another free kick from near the top of the box in the 49th minute.

“I knew I could hit the net from there,” said Green. “I had one from the exact same place in the first half, and I hit it just a little too hard, so I knew how I had to hit it.”

Kelsey Weeks made it 3-0 in the 83rd minute, finishing off a play that developed from Abby Christopher’s rush down the sideline.

That was more than enough offence for Lexie Murphy, who recorded the clean sheet.

“It was a great team effort from front to back, and they all came to play,” assessed Mulligan.

 

Communication

Madeline Hamill, a Grade 11 student at KRHS, was very happy to win gold.

“We had a really good game,” Hamill added. “Everyone communicated really well, and we moved the ball really well.”

 

Rematch

KISHORA’s win avenged last year’s heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to Rural in the final. Rural tied that game with about five minutes remaining, and scored late in overtime.

“I was like, ‘We have to win this time, we can’t let them win again,’” offered Hamill.

 

Special win

KISHORA’s victory was a special one for exchange student Anabelle Dumas, who will return home to Quebec with a P.E.I. championship gold medal.

“It was my goal,” said a smiling Dumas, who is attending Grade 10 at KISH.

When asked how she enjoyed playing with KISHORA, Dumas replied, “To win all of our games, it was amazing.”

 

Francois Buote wins gold

Regulation and overtime solved nothing in the senior A boys’ gold-medal game.

In the end, Francois Buote outscored Colonel Gray 3-1 in penalty kicks to pull out a 2-1 victory at the Terry Fox Sports Complex on Saturday.

Liev Dalton opened the game’s scoring for Francois Buote late in the first half. The score would remain 1-0 until the Colonels’ Mouhamed Hussam netted the equalizer with 10 minutes remaining.

 

Bronze medals

In the senior A bronze-medal games, Chris Outhouse scored and Riley Flynn recorded the shutout as the Souris boys edged Morell 1-0, and the Montague girls defeated Souris 3-1.

Bray MacEachern (2) and Faith Best scored for Montague while Jasmine Laybolt countered for Souris.

 

 

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