Provincial boys ‘4A’ soccer champions St. Lawrence Academy Blues included (Front): Patrick Slaney. Centre Row: Center Row: Jeffrey Foote, Lucas Slaney, Jordan Lambe and Jordi Slaney. Back Row: Coach Klarke Pike, Gordon Pike, Tommy Tobin, Chad Miller, Sean Edwards, Marcus Turpin, Tyler Beck, Jody Beck, Stefan Slaney, Donald Slaney and Assistant Coach Jonathan Edwards. Cynthia Farrell Photo
St. Lawrence Academy ‘Blues’ won the Provincial Boys ‘4A’ Soccer Championship Oct. 18 in St. Lawrence.
Six teams competed in the weekend tournament with the Blues blanking Marystown Central High Clippers 4-0 in the final. Marcus Turpin, Sean Edwards, Jodi Beck and Chad Miller scored in the win while Patrick Slaney earned the shutout in goal.
Other teams competing were O’Donel High of Mount Pearl, Herdman Collegiate of Corner Brook, Gonzaga High and Holy Heart High, both of St. John’s
The Blues clipped Holy Heart High 2-1 in one semi-final in the provincial championship while Marystown got by Gonzaga High by an identical score.
MCHS advanced to the provincial tournament as a ‘wild card’ team after St. Lawrence defeated the Clippers in a two-game, total goal, playoff 2-0 for the Burin Regional Tournament Championship.
Goal medals were presented to the championship Blues team and the silver medals to the Clippers by School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador representative Sheldon Stringer.
Sportsmanship awards were presented to a player from each finalist team including Sean Edwards of St. Lawrence and MCHS’ Ryan Hanrahan.