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Sense of unfinished business for Kensington, Kinkora soccer team


KENSINGTON – Head coach Donald Mulligan admits there is a sense of unfinished business with his KISHORA squad.

The team comprised of players from Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) and Kinkora Regional High School (KRHS) is returning to the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior A Girls Soccer League championship game. KISHORA lost 2-1 in overtime to the Charlottetown Rural Raiders in last year’s final.

“It was a pretty bitter pill to swallow,” recalled Mulligan, who noted KISHORA led for most of the game before Rural tied it up with five minutes remaining and scored late in overtime.

 

Opponent

KISHORA has an opportunity to avenge last year’s gold-medal loss as they face Rural in a rematch at the Terry Fox Sports Complex on Saturday at 10 a.m.

“It’s going to be a great game, and we are pretty excited to get there,” said Mulligan.

Top-seeded KISHORA, which is undefeated at 7-0 (won-lost), edged the third-seeded Raiders 1-0 in the regular season.

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Balance

Mulligan describes KISHORA as the most “balanced team” he’s coached.

“We have been a ball control team all year, and we have great midfielders who control the play,” he offered. “Madeline Hamill and Jillian Marchbank have been tremendous on our back end, and Lexie Murphy, as a rookie keeper, has been tremendous,” said Mulligan. “I like our depth.”

 

Striker shines

Another key performer for KISHORA, noted Mulligan, has been striker Shannan Hill, who scored and drew a foul that resulted in Rachel Green’s goal off a penalty kick in Wednesday’s 4-1 semifinal win over Souris.

“The system we go with we only have one striker in the middle, so she (Hill) covers a lot of territory,” explained Mulligan. “She has been lightning quick, and she was against Souris. It made a difference for us.”

 

Players excited

The KISHORA players are excited, and know what they need to do.

“We have to be patient with the ball,” said Alexis Mulligan, a Grade 12 student at Kinkora. “We have to have good ball control, and take lots of shots.”

Abby Christopher, a Grade 10 student at KISH, added, “We just have to want it more than the other team.”

 

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The team comprised of players from Kensington Intermediate-Senior High School (KISH) and Kinkora Regional High School (KRHS) is returning to the P.E.I. School Athletic Association Senior A Girls Soccer League championship game. KISHORA lost 2-1 in overtime to the Charlottetown Rural Raiders in last year’s final.

“It was a pretty bitter pill to swallow,” recalled Mulligan, who noted KISHORA led for most of the game before Rural tied it up with five minutes remaining and scored late in overtime.

 

Opponent

KISHORA has an opportunity to avenge last year’s gold-medal loss as they face Rural in a rematch at the Terry Fox Sports Complex on Saturday at 10 a.m.

“It’s going to be a great game, and we are pretty excited to get there,” said Mulligan.

Top-seeded KISHORA, which is undefeated at 7-0 (won-lost), edged the third-seeded Raiders 1-0 in the regular season.

Click here for photos of KISHORA's semifinal game against Souris:

Click here for related story:

 

Balance

Mulligan describes KISHORA as the most “balanced team” he’s coached.

“We have been a ball control team all year, and we have great midfielders who control the play,” he offered. “Madeline Hamill and Jillian Marchbank have been tremendous on our back end, and Lexie Murphy, as a rookie keeper, has been tremendous,” said Mulligan. “I like our depth.”

 

Striker shines

Another key performer for KISHORA, noted Mulligan, has been striker Shannan Hill, who scored and drew a foul that resulted in Rachel Green’s goal off a penalty kick in Wednesday’s 4-1 semifinal win over Souris.

“The system we go with we only have one striker in the middle, so she (Hill) covers a lot of territory,” explained Mulligan. “She has been lightning quick, and she was against Souris. It made a difference for us.”

 

Players excited

The KISHORA players are excited, and know what they need to do.

“We have to be patient with the ball,” said Alexis Mulligan, a Grade 12 student at Kinkora. “We have to have good ball control, and take lots of shots.”

Abby Christopher, a Grade 10 student at KISH, added, “We just have to want it more than the other team.”

 

Jason.Simmonds@TC.TC

Twitter.com/JpsportsJason

https://www.facebook.com/jason.simmonds.180

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