CORNER BROOK — A lack of scoring punch didn’t help matters as the Curling Rangers gave a gallant effort, but came up short in the playoff round at the 2013 provincial intermediate women’s mega soccer tournament in Mount Pearl over the weekend.
The Rangers bowed out in the C division battle for gold in a 6-1 loss to Bowringer of St. John’s Sunday morning at Smallwood Pitch.
The Rangers claimed the sixth and final playoff berth in the seven-team mega-style format with a tie and a loss in two preliminary games. Bowringer managed to finish fifth overall with a win and a tie in two games. Eimskip of St. John’s was the team bounced from the playoffs after recording two-straight losses.
Hannah Connolly scored the lone goal for the Rangers at 85 minutes. For her efforts, Connolly, a Nova Scotia native, got the nod as the Rangers MVP of the tournament.
Bowringer team MVP Niki Bailey had a two-goal performance for the winners, while single markers were added to the scoring parade by Lori Phillips, Pam Reid, Dee Costello and Andrea Vatcher.
The Rangers opened the tournament with a 0-0 tie against the Slayers before falling into sixth spot with a 3-0 loss to Paradise Saturday afternoon at Smallwood Pitch.
In the meantime, Slayers, ranked third with a win and a tie in two games, defeated fourth-place Paradise (1-1-0) 1-0 in a shootout to win top honours in B division Sunday afternoon in Mount Pearl.
Team MVP Sarah Jingfors recorded the clean slate for the Slayers, while Paradise keeper and team MVP Shania Clancey was flawless at the other end of the pitch.
A summary of the A final between Bull and Barrell and Blue Thunder, which finished with identical 1-0-1 records and battled to a scoreless draw in preliminary action, wasn’t available at press time.
The following is a look at how things unfolded in the preliminary round of the 2013 provincial intermediate women’s mega soccer tournament at Smallwood Pitch in Mount Pearl over the weekend:
Bull and Barrell 0, Blue Thunder 0
Shannon Murphy posted the shutout for Blue Thunder, while Laurel Murray posted the clean sheet for Bull and Barrell.
Slayers 1, Paradise 0
Claire Dobbin scored the game’s only goal and Sarah Jingfors registered the shutout on Day 1 of the tournament in Mount Pearl.
Slayers 0, Curling Rangers 0
Ashley Preston recorded the shutout for the Rangers, while Sarah Jingfors had the clean sheet for the Slayers.
Bowringer 1, Eimskip 0
Micki Locke booted home the only goal of the game, while Diana Gibbons and Laurie Scurry shared the shutout.
Bull and Barrell 3, Bowringer 1
Kristen Phillips, Krista Gladney and Leslie McCarthy scored for the victors.
Lyndsey Reddy dented the mesh for Bowringer.
Paradise 3, Curling Rangers 0
Jessica Duke had a two-goal performance for the Paradise squad, while the other goal was provided by Vicki Whelan.
Shania Clancey recorded the goose egg as the Rangers couldn’t find the back of the net for a second-straight game.
Blue Thunder 3, Eimskip 1
Lauren Noftall notched a hat trick for Blue Thunder.Robyn O’Reilly answered for the opposing side.