ERSL Cup Finals
Cobras capture U15 ERSL Cup
By Fred Sherwin
Cobras U15 Regional boys team ended their season on a high note Sarturday,
downing the Kanata Lightning 2-0 to win the U15 ERSL Cup.
and Mark Perera both scored in the first half for the Cobras who kept the
Lightning in check for most of the game. The few opportunities they did
get were easily stopped by Cobras keeper Wes Aucoin who picked up his third
shutout in ERSL Cup play and seventh shutout of the season.
The Cobras were
prohibitive favourites heading into the final having finished the regular
season in second place with a record of 9-1-2 including a pair of wins over
the Lightning the two previous times they faced each other.
to the ERSL Cup final included shutout wins over the Nepean Hotspurs Level
4 Premier team in the quarterfinals and the Kanata Lightning Level 5 Division
1 squad in the semis. They began their ERSL Cup run with a 4-1 win over
the Ottawa Royals back on June 27.
Head coach Tim
Kealey said the team far exceeded their expectations.
on our league play and the ERSL Cup this year," said Kealey. "Our
goal was to finish in the middle of the standings and challenge for the
Cup, and we ended up finishing second and winning the Cup."
the team's success to the play of their back end, especially Aucoin, who
he says is one of the best keepers in the ERSL.
four shutouts (during the regular season) but he coul dhave had two or three
more. He's a top class keeper. He's hardly ever caught out of position,"
of the Cumberland Cobras U15 Regional boys team pose for a picture with
the championships banner after winning the ERSL Cup on Saturday. Daniel
p.m., Sept. 20)
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