KEM CEHAJIC Special to The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: Another week of soccer and another trophy for North Durham United, as the U18 boys team won the Carleton Place Tournament.
The boys went undefeated in the round robin portion of the games, then came up with a thrilling sudden death overtime victory in the finals, against Mississauga. Keegan Mulroy got the winner, as the young men battled stiff competition and a short bench, to end their season on a winning note. This was a great way for the players to end their minor soccer careers. The whole club would like to congratulate coach Neil Menear, who has been coaching most of these kids since 2006.
The U16 girls made it three straight games undefeated, as they drew with Benfica 0-0. The U14 girls continued their strong play, with a 2-2 draw last week. Ericka Vanhezewijk potted both goals, as the team edges towards first place in their division.
The U16 boys came up with a spirited effort in Whitby, coming away with a 1-1 draw. Zachary Harrison scored on a brilliant solo effort, with the whole team playing 90 minutes of quality soccer. Big performances, by Jon Wilson, Owen Hurley, and 'Lindsay import' Nathan DeVos-Dunn, helped the veteran club prove why they are a difficult team to play against. Tryout information for the 2017 soccer season will be soon be available on the club's website, so keep checking it, at northdurhamunited.com
TFC came up with a mediocre effort at home, losing 1-0 to rivals Montreal Impact, despite being up a man for over 45 minutes. They still sit in a good spot, at 2nd place in their division, but need to collect a few more points to ensure a first ever home date in the MLS playoffs.
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