Girls soccerThe Columbia Cannonades, a Soccer Association...


August 12, 1993|By Rich Scherr

Girls soccer

The Columbia Cannonades, a Soccer Association of Columbia under-13 travel team, took its act north of the border last weekend to capture second place at the Ottawa Post Corp.'s National Capital Girls Soccer Tournament.

The Cannonades defeated Canadian teams from Nepean City, Sherbrooke, West Rouge and Peterborough before going on to defeat Mid Jersey, N.J. in the semifinal round.

The local team then lost to another Canadian team, Scarboro, in the finals.

Columbia played well throughout the tournament, outscoring opponents, 12-4.

The team opened the tournament with a 4-0 win over Nepean City, as Meghan Moulding, Casey Finnegan, Michelle Rapp and Lonnie Gardner scored, with assists going to Tonya Dedmond, Becky Purtell and Amanda Zachmann.

The Cannonades then scratched out a 1-0 win over Sherbrooke, as Finnegan scored the lone goal in a defensive struggle.

Rapp and Gardner scored goals in game three, a 2-1 win over West Rouge, as Stacie Tokasz and Monica Serianni dished out assists.

Against Peterborough, Finnegan, Dedmond and Kelly Schneider were the heroes, each scoring a goal in their team's 3-1 win, earning a trip to the semifinals.

There, facing a collection of local all-stars, the Cannonades overcame a 1-0 deficit with second-half goals by Gardner and Schneider in a 2-1 victory.

In the finals, however, Scarboro -- a finalist for the third consecutive year -- was just too much, coming away with a 2-0 win and the title.

Alexia Vogler came closest to scoring for the Columbia team, sending two shots wide by inches.

Defense was the key throughout the tournament for the Cannonade, as goalies Dedmond and Edna Dash, fullbacks Tokasz and Michelle Veach, sweeper Brooke Barcheski and stopper Zachmann kept their opponents in check.

Men's soccer

NFC continues to lead the way in the Sports Palace Soccer League.

Through Wednesday, NFC stood at 4-0, followed by the Bundes (3-1), the Hammers (1-1), NIC (1-3) and the Arsenal and Maggots (both 0-2).


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