Falcons soccer silver medalists


STELLARTON — The Northern Nova United Falcons came out second best at the Soccer Nova Scotia Senior B women’s championship they hosted last weekend in Stellarton.

The Falcons went undefeated until the Halifax City Whitecaps defeated them 1-0 on kicks on Sunday at the William Sobey soccer complex.

The teams were scoreless through regulation and two 10-minute periods of extra time.

The Falcons attacked relentlessly through the second half and the first period of extra time, when the wind was on their backs but could not finish any of them.

The Falcons opened with a 1-1 tie with the Cole Harbour Justies on Saturday and again dominated the second half with numerous scoring chances.

Katie Walsh scored the Falcons’ lone goal.

Cole Harbour was hardly into the Falcons half of the field in the second half but did make a five-minute push forward the end of the match.

Games tied after regulation stood without extra time in the preliminary round.

Cole Harbour was one of four teams in the same pool as the Falcons. The top team from each pool advanced to the championship.

The Falcons entered the tournament with a 12-1 record and 35 goals scored while allowing just nine goals.

The Falcons’ other games featured a 7-0 win over the East Kings Rebels later on Saturday and a 5-0 victory on Sunday against Chester.

Kings West ended up with the bronze medal.

Falcons’ Kara Power, right, battles for possession of the soccer ball against Cole Harbour opponent on Saturday in Stellarton. The teams played to a 1-1 tie. (Goodwin photo)

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