Nova Scotia’s U15, U17 and senior men and women are coming home to a proud province after a successful week at Canada Soccer’s Toyota National Championships.
Senior Men & Women
Western Halifax FC men claimed the team’s first national championship after a 1-0 win over FC Winnipeg Lions in the men’s final. Calum MacRae scored Nova Scotia’s lone goal in the 2nd minute of play while the shutout went to Christian Oxner. The men finished the tournament with a 4-1-0 record. This is the first time a Nova Scotia men’s team has won the tournament since the dynasty King of Donair won in 2001.
Halifax Dunbrack women are coming home with a 6th place finish after finishing the tournament 1-1-2. The team narrowly missed the medal round by just 1 goal after tying Surrey United with 4 points each in the group stage. Surrey would go on to win silver. The Dunbrack team also won the tournament’s fair play award.
U17 Boys and Girls
Suburban FC U17 girls beat Bonivital SC of Manitoba 1-0, earning a national bronze medal in the Teck Finals. Olivia Crowe scored Nova Scotia’s only goal in the consolation while Kaitlyn Strickland earned the shutout. The SFC girls finished the tournament 3-1-1.
Halifax CITY U17 boys defeated Feildians AA of Newfoundland 2-0 on the final day of play to place 5th. NS goals by Carson Ripoll and Isaac MacDonald. Shutout by Joey MacLatchy-Gaudet. The CITY U17 boys finished the tournament with a 2-1-2 record.
U15 Boys and Girls
Suburban FC u15 girls finished their final day of play with a 5-1 win over Kitcher SC. NS goals by Claire Langille, AdriannaTimmons, Gracie Sommers x2 & Erin McCormick. The SFC girls finished 7th overall.
Halifax CITY u15 boys fell 4-1 to Winslow Charlottetown RC United in their final match to finish 8th overall. Mykeo Parker-Christmas scored the lone goal for NS. Parker-Christmas was also the golden boot winner, leading the tournament in scoring.