The St. Albert Impact women’s soccer team returned home from the Tier I provincials in Calgary with silver medals after losing Monday’s final 4-2 to Hearts United.
The Impact goal scores were unavailable at press time.
In the round robin the Impact finished 3-0 after whipping The Crue of Calgary 10-2, followed by wins of 3-2 against Hearts United of Edmonton and 2-1 against Revolution FC of Calgary.
Chelsea Fitzgerald pumped in four goals, Nikki Andruchow added three and singles were credited to Brittany Boe, Grace Gerrard and Anne Perrault against The Crue.
Fitzgerald tallied twice and Ali Croisetiere also scored against Hearts United (9-2-3), who finished two points back of the first-place Impact (10-2-2) in division 1B of the Edmonton District Soccer Association.
Fitzgerald, the Impact’s top scorer in league play with seven, and Croisetiere connected against Revolution.
Nine players from the U18 Impact provincial Tier II championship team were affiliated with the EDSA Impact squad that was promoted to premier next year.
The division one semifinals in the St. Albert Women’s Soccer League kick off Sunday at 5 p.m.
The first-place Mavericks 09 (14-1) play the fourth-place Lady Titans (4-10-1) at Forest Park field and the second-place Morinville Ladies (11-3-1) take on SA Force (10-4-1) at Salisbury field.
The SAWSL final is Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. at Forest Park field.
Last year the Mavericks defeated Morinville 4-1 for the playoff cup to finish 16-0 in league play and 19-1 overall as Tier IV provincial bronze medallists.
At provincials this year in Calgary the Mavericks advanced to Monday’s Tier III medal round against the Blizzard Express after going 1-0-2 in the preliminary round. The score was not available at press time.
The Mavericks started provincials with a 1-1 tie against the Eastside Athletics of Calgary, followed by a 2-1 win over the Calgary Kodiaks and a 2-2 draw against the Express from Calgary.
Lindsay Hornung scored against Eastside, Suzanne Schulz potted both goals against the Kodiaks and Jen Bruinsma struck twice against the Blizzard, who were 1-1-1 going into the playoffs.
The Rummies and GSE kick off their semifinal matches Sunday in the St. Albert Men’s Soccer League after finishing out of the medal round at the Tier III provincials last weekend in Calgary.
The first-place Rummies (12-0-2) play the winner of the group B round-robin draw: Blues FC (6-6-2), SA United (4-6-4) or SA City (4-10). Game time is 1 p.m. at Poplar field.
Second-place GSE (9-3-2) will face Chester City (9-3-2), Arsenal (4-7-3) or Magnitude FC (0-13-1) from group A at 3 p.m. at Poplar. The final is Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. at Poplar.
Last year GSE beat the Rummies 1-0 for its first playoff cup in the team’s second SAMSL season.
At provincials the Rummies finished 0-2-1 and GSE was outscored 19-2 in three losses.
The Rummies, last year’s Tier IV provincial bronze medallists in Edmonton, lost their first game 5-2 to the Ralston Rovers of Medicine Hat, tied the Emerald Exports of Edmonton 2-2 and dropped a 7-2 decision to Depo of Calgary to wrap up the preliminary round.
Goal scorers were Alex Sinclair and Mark Noskovic against the Rovers, Paul Branco and Riland Pllana against the Exports and Tyler Lemeshko tallied twice against Depo.
Jadran Mujcinovic and Brandon Kinley found the back of the net for GSE in the 7-2 loss to Rionero FC of Edmonton.
Last year GSE was 1-3 at the Tier IV provincials in Edmonton.