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Charlotte Elliott of Stephenville High, centre, chases after the ball with two Laval High players in close pursuit during Island 3A female soccer championship in Stephenville on Oct. 4.
STEPHENVILLE Clarenville High shaded Mobile High 2-1 to capture gold at the Island 3A girls soccer championship hosted by Stephenville High over the weekend.
The host Stephenville Spartans, second in Division A with a win and a tie, had its hopes dashed in a 2-1 shootout loss to Clarenville High in an entertaining semifinal game that required nine shooters to decide a winner.
The host Spartans opened the tournament with a 0-0 tie against Exploits Valley High before blanking Laval 1-0 to earn a berth in semifinal play.
Indian River High of Springdale finished out medal contention with an 0-2 record in Division B. The Springdale squad failed to score a goal in two games — losing 4-0 to Mobile High and 3-0 to Clarenville High.
The following is a look at how things unfolded at provincial boys soccer tournaments held over the weekend:
Menihek High of Labrador City captured gold at the provincial 3A boys soccer tournament in Springdale with a 1-0 victory over St. Lawrence Academy in the final Saturday afternoon.
The champions earned a berth in the final by downing host Indian River High 4-0 in one semifinal matchup, while St. Lawrence Academy earned a shot at gold by shading Stephenville High Spartans 3-2 in the other semifinal matchup earlier in the day.
The Spartans claimed second place in Division A with a 1-1 round-robin record with a 4-1 loss to Menihek High, who claimed first with a 2-0 record, and a 2-1 victory over Ascension Collegiate.
Host Indian River High, second in Division B with a 1-1 round-robin record, got its only win in a 1-0 shutout over Exploits Valley High and settled into second spot after a 2-0 loss to St. Lawrence Academy.
Corner Brook Regional High couldn’t advance to the playoff round at the provincial 4A boys soccer championship hosted by Holy Spirit High of Manuels after finishing in third spot in Division 2 with a loss and a tie in the six-team tournament.
The Corner Brook squad opened the tournament with a 1-0 loss to Prince of Wales Collegiate of St. John’s before battling O’Donel High of Mount Pearl to a 3-3 stalemate in their second game.
Results from the provincial 2A boys soccer tournament hosted by St. Joseph’s Academy in Lamaline weren’t available at press time.
Meanwhile, in slo-pitch softball in Stephenville, St. Kevin’s High of Goulds shaded Roncalli Central High of Avondale 8-3 in the gold-medal showdown at the provincial 4A girls slo-pitch softball championship Saturday afternoon.
Roncalli High advanced to the final by virtue of a 5-2 victory over Corner Brook High in one of two semifinal showdowns, while the Goulds girls downed Queen Elizabeth Regional High 14-5 in the other matchup to determine the finalists.
Corner Brook High finished first in round-robin play in Division B with a 2-0 record after posting a 3-2 win over Queen Elizabeth High and a 9-0 shutout over Marystown Central High.
The host Stephenville Spartans finished third in Division A with an 0-2 record after a 13-3 loss to the tournament champions and an 11-10 loss to Roncalli High. The Spartans were ousted from tournament play with a 10-2 loss to Queen Elizabeth Regional High in a crossover game.
Results from the provincial 3A girls slo-pitch softball championship hosted by French Shore Academy in Port Saunders weren’t available at press time.
Results from the provincial 2A girls slo-pitch softball championship hosted by St. Joseph’s Academy in Lamaline weren’t available at press time.