Falcons edged 1-0 in soccer


WOLFVILLE – The Northern Nova United Falcons were defeated 1-0 by East Hants in their Under-17 B Girls Division semifinal game on Sunday at the 2018 at the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Soccer Tournament.

The Falcons finished first in their pool before drawing East Hants.

In their first game, Victoria Dunn and Megan MacKenzie each scored twice as the Falcons recorded a 6-0 victory over Annapolis Royal. Hayley Ingemansen and Jenny Ferrara added one goal apiece. Dunn received player of the game honours.

The Falcons’ second game resulted in a scoreless tie against Upper County. Ingemansen was named player of the game.

Ingemansen scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Kings West Marsters in the team’s third game. Player of the game was keeper KJ Emery.

In the semifinal game Madeline Schnare was named the player of the game.

The tournament is the largest all-female soccer tournament in Atlantic Canada.

Gunn Baldursson was a third-year Acadia University student who died in an automobile accident in 1987. She was the leading scorer in Canada and an Atlantic Conference All-Star in each of the three years she played for the Acadia women’s soccer team.

She was also a first team Canadian All-Star in 1987, a member of the Nova Scotia provincial team and was selected to play for the Canadian women’s team before she died.

Northern Nova United Falcons player Hayley Ingemansen keeps the ball away from an East Hants defender in the semifinal match of the Under-17 B Girls Division at the Gunn Baldursson Memorial Soccer Tournament on Sunday. (Submitted photo)