8:30 a.m., Aug. 27)
Hornets clinch three ERSL league titles and counting
By Fred Sherwin
been a banner year so far for the Gloucester Hornets soccer
club which has clinched three Eastern Regional Soccer
League titles in the past week with more to come.
Hornets girls U15 Impact premier team is the latest squad
to lay claim to an ERSL crown, doing so with a 3-0 win
over the Nepean Hotspurs on Monday. The win put them four
points clear of Cumberland United with only one game left
in the season. The only thing left to be decided is whether
or not Marie Chevalier can win the scoring title over
Kemptville's Lauren Bellefontaine who trails her by one
goal with one game remaining.
girls U14 Attack Gold premier team laid claim to their
title with a 5-1 win over Glengarry on Aug. 17, and then
capped an undefeated season with a 2-1 win over Cumberland
United on Aug. 21.
team's leading scorer was Kerline Milord with 15 goals
in 13 regular season games. Kalie Rheaume and Annika Marshall
contributed nine and five goals respectively, while Emma
Denneumoustier-Leblanc and Aicha Ducharme-Leblanc added
four goals apiece and keeper Anna Baker registered five
girls U13 Impact regional team also won a championship
banner with a clean slate, giving the Hornets a league
title at the U13, U14 and U15 age levels, all on the girls
side. Their leading scorer was Julia Barlas with nine
goals, while Isabelle MacInnis, Sarah Gebreu and Shaelyn
Stanton each scored six.
Hornets U14 Impact girls regional team is in the running
to win a fifth title for the club. They currently trail
Kingston United by three points with two games in hand.
The championship could very well be decided during a home-and-home
series against Kingston over the next two days. A pair
of wins would almost certainly lock up the title for the
Hornets, while a pair of losses would likely put the title
out of reach. A split would make life interesting.
the girls have been racking up the banners for the Hornets
so far this season, a couple of boys teams have their
eyes on an ERSL title as well.
win in their final game of the regular season on Thursday
would give the U16 Impact the league title. A tie or loss,
however, would open up the door to the Ottawa South United
Force who would need to win both of their remaining games
to steal the crown away from the east end team.
U14 Attack premier team also has their destiny in their
own hands. They lead the OSU Force White team by one point
with four games remaining, the final two of which will
be against each other.
all goes well for the various Hornets teams, the club
could emerge from the 2014 campaign with six championships
banners to hang in their clubhouse and they are also in
the running for two ERSL Cup titles in the girls' U14
and boys' U13 divisions. The finals will be played
on Sept. 14.
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