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SR Nationals: Day Four

July 2, 2011 | Field Hockey Canada |

SR Nationals : Day Four   

 Saturday, July 2, 2011

 The early game went to Ontario men who played the Canadian Junior Boys and earned 3 points to put them first in their pool with 12 points. Ontario won 5-3 but it was the Canadian Juniors who were on the board first, in the 2nd minute. A field goal from Stephen Bissett put the Juniors up 1-0 but in the 7th minute Wayne Fernandes converted on a penalty corner to start the ball rolling for Ontario. Nathan Froese and Nick Hignell each pocketed a goal for Ontario but Matthew Sarmento and David Loy each managed to score for the juniors to bring the game to 3-3. The excitement was over when goals only 4 minutes apart from Jagdish Singh and Keegan Pereira sealed Ontario’s win 5-3. Ontario’s player of the game honours went to Brandon Barber while for Canada Juniors the honour went to Matthew Sarmento.

The BC Under 18 teams (Blue and White) faced off for the second game of the day pushing each other to a 0-0 tie at the final horn. With 7th place on the line, penalty shoot outs would be the game decider. Five shooters from each team will go individually towards goal to try and score. Each athlete has 8 seconds to dribble in and score. In the shoot outs, BC U18 White’s Marisa Davidson got her team on the board first.  BC U18 Blue’s third take on the shootout by Holly Stewart was sored to tie the game 1-1. Lisa Gray converted on BC U18 White’s fourth shoot out to give what would be the game winning goal as BC U18 Blue was unable to convert on their final shoot out take. Player of the game honours went to Annie Walters Shumka (Blue) and Samantha McComb (White).

The first semi-final of the day was between Pool A leaders BC Blue and Pool B 2nd place finishers, Ontario red. BC Blue was first on the board in the 2nd minute of play on a penalty corner that went from Di Roemer back to Ali Lee who finished it in the back of the net. The score went 1-0 for a long period of time with Azelia Liu making several great saves for Ontario. A pretty passing play up the field in the 43rd minute allowed Thea Culley to send a low cross pass from the left for a diving Stephanie Nesbitt to put the ball in the net. The game remained 2-0 until the final horn with several chances happening in both ends. Player of the game honours went to defenders Stephanie Jameson (BC) and Emily Rix (ONT).

The second semi-final for the day was between the Canadian Junior Women and the BC Senior White team. Both teams competed hard with BC White getting on the board first. It was a close battle but it was the Canadian Junior women who came out on top with a 3-2 victory. Player of the game honours were given to Sara McManus, of team Canada, and Karli Johansen, of team BC White. 

Men’s pool play continued mid-day with Alberta and BC White facing off in a back and forth game of goals. BC White was able to hang on for the 3-2 victory to push themselves into the Bronze medal match Sunday at 10:30am. Following, BC Blue was victorious 9-1 over the Canadian Junior boys which leaves BC Blue with 3 wins in the Gold medal game Sunday at 2:30pm against Ontario. Meanwhile, the Canadian Junior boys will face off with BC White again for bronze.

The Women’s consolation wound up the evening with Alberta defeating PEI 2-1 for 5th place and BC U18 White defeating Ontario White for 7th Place. The BC U18 Blue team will finish in 9th place.

 Action will continue Sunday with the following schedule:

8:30am ONTARIO RED vs BC WHITE (for Bronze)

10:30am BC WHITE vs CANADA JUNIOR MEN (for Bronze)

12:30pm BC BLUE vs CANADA JUNIOR WOMEN (for Gold)

2:30pm BC BLUE vs ONTARIO MEN (for Gold)


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