U16 Chatham Strikers Win Soccerfest Title

Chatham Strikers

The Chatham Strikers U16 soccer team won the Soccerfest Tournament in St. Thomas – Contributed Photo

The U16 Chatham Strikers girls soccer team travelled to St.Thomas this past weekend to compete in the Competitive Tier 1 soccer tournament facing teams from across Southwestern Ontario. After a weekend, during which the Strikers earned three shutouts, and a perfect 5-0 record, Chatham captured the St. Thomas Soccerfest championship.

The girls faced the Lasalle Stompers in the opener winning 9-0. Payton Sabourin scored a hat trick, with Taryn Dudley and Kerrigan Jacques scoring two, and Jessica Conrod and Emma Doom each scoring once.

They played the Southwest Fusion next defeating them 9-0. Alexa Arbour, Conrod and Sabourin each had a pair of goals, while Shelbie Coristine, Doom, and Jacques added singles.

In the last game in pool play the Chatham Strikers met, and defeated Leamington United 3-1. Arbour scored twice while Dudley added the other. This placed the Strikers 1st overall heading to the quarterfinals.

In the quarterfinals, Chatham matched up against the St.Catherines Jets defeating them 3-0. Conrod, Coristine and Dudley had the goals.

Facing Leamington United in the semi-final, the Strikers came away with a 4-1 victory. Payton Sabourin notched her second hat trick of the tournament, while Taryn Dudley also scored to advance the U16 Strikers to the final.

Chatham met a strong Cambridge United in the final, but again came away victorious, defeating them 2-1 in a hard fought battle to become the tournament champions. Jessica Conrod scored both goals in the championship game.

The Strikers earned 3 shutouts over weekend due to outstanding defensive play by Joelle Tetrault, Alison Stephens, Clair Boughner, Emmi Timmermans, Candace Newman and goalkeeper Hunter Gagner.

Pictured Above: Front Row – Emma Doom, Alexa Arbour, Shelbie Coristine, Hunter Gagner, Jessica Conrod, Candace Newman, Emmi Timmermans. Back Row: Coach John Conrod, Coach Sandra Conrod, Alison Stephens, Hailee Landuyt, Taryn Dudley, Payton Sabourin, Kennedey Jack, Clair Boughner, Joelle Tetrault, Kerrigan Jacques. Coach Jodi Tetrault (absent coach Nicole Boughner).

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