NLSA Molson Challenge Cup

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Soccer Sunday -- July 31 - 2016

Holy Cross :2 vs St. Lawrence : 1

Steve Delong and Jake Warren

 Holy Cross are back
It all started last Wednesday evening when Holy Cross bombed the NL Games team 9 -1. Then on Saturday destroyed the Feildians  5-0 . While on Sunday  Holy Cross were up against the 2nd place  Laurentians who had battled Holy Cross in a superb match  in the earlier part of the season. 
The Laurentians had been defeated on Saturday by Mount Pearl 2-0. It appeared as if the Laurentians. on Saturday had their focus on the Sunday afternoon matinee where they were scheduled to go up against Holy Cross. To all Laurentian players and fans a St. Lawrence / Holy Cross match-up is something special. While the Laurentians have shown some improvement  in 2016 so have Mount Pearl and Feildians. However, neither one of those three clubs have been consistently improved... their performances vary from game to game.  Although, Holy Cross's defense are suspect this season and have been very porous at times, their team are still the class of the league and the team to beat in 2016. Holy Cross again proved this on Sunday. Cross lead by star players Zack Wade, Jake Warren and Steve Delong defeated Laurentians  2 -1. Holy Cross controlled the vast majority of the play with both Warren and Delong pretty well having their way constantly defeating the Laurentians defense on the outside. The Laurentians continue to struggle using the one striker attack. Stefan Slaney, who is having a career scoring year, did score the lone goal for the Laurentians but overall he was very easily kept at bay by the Holy Cross defenders. Next weekend could be the tell the tale when Holy Cross travel to the Booth and take on the Laurentians in a double header. Saturday's game will be played on St. Lawrence Day at 3 PM and Sunday's game is scheduled for 1PM.  

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