NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Holy Cross : 5 v Feildians : 1

Holy Cross : 5 v Feildians 

Holy Cross - Goalscorers :
Jake Warren : 2  --=- 8 Goals on the season
Matt Breen : 2  ----= 4 Goals on the season
Kyle Williams : 1 ---- 4 Goals on the season

Feildians - Goalscorer
Tyler Forsey : 1 -----5 Goals on the season



Team # Games Wins Losses Ties Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
Holy Cross  10 8 0 2 25 7 +18 26
St. Lawrence  10 4 4 2 18 14 +4 14
Mt. Pearl 11 3 7 1 7 20 -13 10
Feildians 9 2 6 1 6 15 -9 7

Challenge Cup - Scoring Leaders

Name Team Goals
Jake Warren Holy Cross 8
Tyler Forsey Feildians 5
Sean Drew St. Lawrence 4
Stefan Slaney St. Lawrence 4
Matthew Breen Holy Cross 4
Kyle Williams Holy Cross 4

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Weekend Molson Challenge Cup Action : June 28

St. Lawrence : 6 vs Mount Pearl : 0

Stefan Slaney scores a hat-trick  

St. Lawrence Laurentians crushed Mount Pearl by a 6 -0 score in Molson Challenge Cup action played at Smallwood Field on Saturday evening. As the score would indicate the Laurentians pretty well owned the match for the entire 90 minutes.
In the first half it was Sean Drew who put on a show for the Laurentians scoring at the 12 minute and 16 minute mark. One of his two markers was an absolute dandy. He struck the ball from 10 yards and there was nothing but mesh preventing it from going into complete orbit.  This score held up for the first 45 minutes of play.
In the second half, on came the Laurentians big striker, Stefan Slaney. Slaney recently hooked into a job out in Alberta. One off those construction type of jobs where one will work on a turn around schedule. And boy he must have adopted well, he turn this game around in the matter of minutes.  He scored at the 62 , 66, and 84 minute mark.  At the 69 minute mark his younger brother, Jordi  banged in a rebound off another strike which was taken by Stefan. All three of Stefan's goals came from very low, heavy strikes that  would make Argentina's superstar, Messi,  turn his head. 
The 6-0 final score now puts the Laurentians 4 points in front of Mount Pearl and 7 points a head of the Feildians in the league standings but still well behind the league leaders, the Holy Cross Crusaders.  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Holy Cross: 3 vs Mount Pearl : 0

Owen MaClease, Aaron Anstey, Michael Brushett & Thomas Pieroway

Pieroway or clearway ?
For the second consecutive game it was Holy Cross goalkeeper, Thomas Pieroway  clearing the way for another Holy Cross shut-out victory over Mount Pearl. Less than 24 hrs earlier Holy Cross had defeated Mount Pearl 1-0 at KGV.  While on Sunday, at the Smallwood Field , Holy Cross  defeated Mount Pearl 3-0 . Only this time Holy Cross won the match in a much more convincing style. Aaron Anstey scored at the 6 minute mark and from there Holy Cross never looked back. Rookie, Owen MaClease dented the twine  for Cross at the 35 minute mark and this 2-0 lead held up for the remainder of the half.
In the second half Mount Pearl looked rather tired and Holy Cross pretty well had their way and controlled most of the half. Neither team mounted much offensively but Holy Cross dominated the game with their speed and with  total ball possession. At the 90 minute mark, much improved, Mike Brushett  sealed the victory with a goal at the 90 minute mark. While Holy Cross's goalkeeper, Thomas Pieroway, earned his 2nd shut-out off the weekend and his league leading 5th shut-out off the season. 

Laurentians move into 2nd place -----

Paul Slaney

St. Lawrence:2 vs Feildians : 1

After a rather horrific start to the 2014 Molson Challenge Cup season ( 0 W - 4 L - 2 T ) the St. Lawrence Laurentians returned home and defeated Mount Pearl twice last weekend and they defeated the St. John's Feildians at home on Saturday by a 2-1 score. Veteran Paul Slaney, who has been relegated and assigned, to the bench for most of this season, showed the bench brass  that he still has something to offer to his team. Slaney opened the scoring at the 24 minute mark and he was back at the 44 minute mark, to score his 2nd of the year, and put the Laurentians up for a 2-0 half time score. Newcomer, Tyler Forsey  got the lone goal for the Feildians on a bullet like strike, breaking the St. Lawrence shutout, at the 90 minute mark. It was Tylers  4th goal of the season. The victory currently puts St. Lawrence into 2nd place.


Jake Warren

Holy Cross: 1 vs  Mount Pearl : 0

At KGV Field in St. John's the 1st Place Holy Cross Crusaders narrowly squeezed by Mount Pearl by a 1-0 score. It was a rather good game with both teams having their chances. Holy Cross came out on fire and it was Jake Warren scoring his league leading goal at the 9 minute mark. Holy Cross continued to press for about 25 minutes of the first half but couldn't hit the back of the net. The remainder of the half was well played with both teams having a equal number of  chances.
The second half was a little different, Mount Pearl probably played their best soccer of the season. They ran, out hustled and totally out worked  Holy Cross but to no avail. Their system of having just one striker upfront, Justin Pickford, needed to be adjusted especially when they were carrying the play and pressing.  Both teams goalies played extremely well. Delong made several key saves in keeping the score at bay for Mount Pearl, while Holy Cross's, Thomas Pieroway was the Man of the Match. He was simply outstanding making as many as five/six huge stops.
Both teams play again today at 1 pm.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 21 - 22 Weekend Schedule

Sat. - June 21 4:00 Feildian : 1 vs St. Lawrence :2  Centennial Field

Sat. - June 21 6:00 Mount Pearl: 0 at Holy Cross: 1 KGV

Sunday - June 22 1:00 Holy Cross : at Mount Pearl: Gushue Complex

Current Standings as of June 21, 2014

Holy Cross : 17
Mount Pearl : 10
St. Lawrence : 8
Feildians : 7

Leading Goalscorer

Jake Warren - 5 goals

Laurentians take two on home field , blank Mount Pearl

John Douglas

Laurentians perform better when on grass

In their opening weekend of play on home grass, the only natural grass field used in Challenge Cup, Laurentians defeated Mount Pearl twice.  On Saturday St. Lawrence got shutout goal-tending from John Douglas and goals from Ryan Sheppard and Sean Drew as the Laurentians won 2-0. On Sunday, Douglas again blanked Mount Pearl by 3  0 score. Scoring for the Laurentians were, Rudy Norman, Evan Myles and Sean Drew.


Jake Warren - Thomas Pieroway - John Hawco

Holy Cross blanks Feildians
It appears Holy Cross are back to old form. They are undefeated thus far this season and again they blanked Feildians on Sunday. Leading goal scorer, Jake Warren scored his 4th and 5th of the season while Holy Cross captain, John Hawco netted his third. Thomas Pieroway recorded the shut-out. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Challenge Cup Action Moves to St. Lawrence for their home-opener.

                      The Laurentians take to home field this weekend

The Laurentians are hoping that the grass in greener on the the other side than what it has been for them on the Avalon Peninsula thus far this season. St. Lawrence are off to the worst start they've had in over two decades. In St. Lawrence's first six games this season, the Laurentians have a grand total of two points. This is out of a possible 18 points. Their current record is : 0 Wins - 4 Loses - 2 Ties. This current record puts them at the bottom of the standings.
What has gone wrong this season ?
The Laurentians can't seem to buy a goal. At present they have only scored 5 goals. To add to this problem they are having major issues allowing goals. Their defense seems to be all over the place.  To-date, they have allowed 13 goals the highest goals against in the league.
Can their season be turned around?
Yes, the season can be turned around but the players must be put in their right position. Lets see who is positioned where this weekend. This weekend will be a good test to find out what the season could have in store for St. Lawrence as the Laurentians play a double header against Mount Pearl.

The Laurentians Game time are as follows: Saturday at 6 PM and Sunday at 1PM

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Molson Challenge Cup Weekend Action - June 7 & 8 - 2014

Kyle Williams  

Rookie, Kyle Williams, leads 
Holy Cross to victory

Holy Cross picked up two weekend victories and it was Kyle Williams leading the way. Williams scored two goals on Saturday as Holy Cross defeated Mount Pearl 3 -1. Jake Warren scored Cross's other goal. While it was veteran Justin Pickford denting the twine for Mount Pearl. On Sunday, Williams again was on the score-sheet , along with team-mates Jake Warren, Jon Hawco and Mike Brushett as Holy Cross defeated St. Lawrence 4 -2.  Scoring for the Laurentians were, Ryan Sheppard and Jordan Caines.


Tyler Forsey 

 David Hickey

Feildians pick up two huge wins 

The combination of Tyler Forsey up front and David Hickey in goal proved just to much for the Feildians opposition this past weekend. Forsey scored his first two goals of the season on Saturday as the Feildians blanked  the Laurentians 2-0 . Hickey recorded the shut-out. 
On Sunday, in Mount Pearl, it was again the Forsey and Hickey combo leading the Feilians to a 1-0 victory. Forsey scored at the 1 minute mark and from there it was Hickey blanking the opposition for the remainder of the show.


Holy Cross back on top of the standings

Holy Cross now stand on top of the standings with 14 points, followed by Mount Pearl with 10 points . Feildians are 3rd with 7 points and alone in the cellar are the St. Lawrence Laurentians with 2 points.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Meet - Zachary Nolan

Name :Zachary Nolan
Date of Birth : January 29, 2006
Weight : 62 lbs

Zachary plays minor soccer in Mount Pearl 
and hopes some day to play for the Mount Pearl 
Senior Men's Challenge Cup Team .

Zachary  also plays hockey  with Marks Dakota Wild
in the Novice Division. His favorite NHL
team is the NYR and Rick Nash is
his favorite player.