NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Monday, July 22, 2013

Laurentians win two matches over NL Canada Games

Sean Drew - Richard Kelly - Patrick Slaney

Laurentians' earn 6 points

The St. Lawrence Laurentians' defeated the NL Canada Games in their two home matches played in St. Lawrence this week-end. In the first contest St. Lawrence won the contest by a 3-1 score. The Laurentian' goal-scorers were Sean Drew and Clinton Edwards . While the Laurentians' were also credited with a Own Goal , when the NL Canada Games team put the ball in their goal. Carter Mackey scored the Game Teams lone goal.The Games team played well in the first half, missing three glorious chances. Patrick Slaney looked sharp in net.The Laurentians' took control of the second half by being very physical and winning all 50/50 balls. 
In their second match on Sunday, St. Lawrence took the play to the young U-18 team and controlled most of the game winning the contest by a 2-0 score. Sean Drew, who has been a stand-out for the Laurentians' all season, opened the scoring at the 34 minute mark. He out-muscled and did a fine job of shielding the ball as he went around the Games full-backs.  Then in the second half, Richard Kelly struck a beauty at the 51 minute mark.  The strike  left Thomas Pieroway with no chance at all. For the remainder of the match it was St. Lawrence pressing for a third goal. Later on Drew was denied his second of the game as a scored on a header but a team-mate was called for off-sides.Both Marc Pittman and Richard continued on hitting for a home run strike but despite several good chances they missed the net. All they did was further damage to the shingles on the Rec Center.

Next Saturday at 3 PM Mount  Pearl
will play the Laurentians' in St. Lawrence 
There is no doubt that Mount Pearl is the surprise team of 2013. After several of their players defected and switched clubs prior to the season things looked rather bleak for the black and gold. But one must admit that
adversity didn't stop this club. They are back this season with some new young blood and some old blood.John Kelly, Matthew Hamyln, Marc Reddy  and Ryan Caines are the clubs leaders and the  heart and soul of the team are all back. While there are other players that have gotten to play on a more consistent basics this season  such as Taedy O'rourke ,Nick Chretien and Yianni Hambis have played well. The return of Victor Dray, who is in fine shape and a tower of strength, is a great addition.  Overall, their goalie Luke Olmstead has had a solid season. At this point one would have to admit, Mount Pearl are very much a legitimate contender for this years Molson Challenge Cup. Next Saturday, you can be the judge and see for yourself  as Mount Pearl makes their first visit of the season to the Burin Peninsula to play the Laurentians'


Laurentian Fans

It amazing to see these young Laurentian kids
taking in the senior match.

I guess - It's in their blood !

Hyacinth Brake Brisson - Ray Beck - Cliff Thorne

Tony Loder & Ernie Lundrigan



Scott Bishop - Shane Dunphy - Mike Howlett

St. Lawrence Mayor Rowsell greets Osvaldo Croci

Who  is  Osvaldo Croci ?

Mr. Osvaldo Croci is a Political Science Professor at M.U.N.
Osvaldo lives in St. John's and hails from Italy. 
He is currently in the process of writing an article on 
Newfoundland soccer. For the past twoyears he has 
spent a considerable amount of time in St. Lawrence 
doing research and meeting some well know soccer personalities. 
The man is in awe of  the Laurentians
past record and just how St. Lawrence can continue to compete
 with Holy Cross, Feildiuans and Mount Pearl.

Des Slaney - Home on holidays

Dessy was an excellent minor soccer player. 
Played a bit of senior soccer but  as with many 
Laurentian players heleft home at a very
 young age for work. He currently lives
 in Houston B.C.

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