|Provincial Championship Results - Sunday, March 28, 2010|
Close results in all four play-off games for the VU teams but only one squad came out on top.
The U-16 boys won their championship but it didn't come easy. Goalkeeper Joe Benedict sidelined with an injury stepped off the bench and knocked home the team's ninth penalty shot to give Valley the victory over South Shore. Backed by the shutout goalkeeping of Catlin Gould and Matt Lannon the final had ended in a scoreless draw. Tied 4-4 after five shooters and 6-6 after South Shore's ninth shot, the stage was set for Benedict's dramatics.
The U-18 girls also played in the final but suffered their first loss of the season, falling 1-0 to a determined Dartmouth squad and leaving with silver medals.
Two other Valley teams had advanced to semi-final action but came out on the short end of close scores. In senior men's action the loss came in a shootout after the game with Dartmouth had ended in a 1-1 tie with Dylan Sheehan scoring for VU.
The U-16 girls suffered a similar fate falling 2-1 to Halifax County in their match. Kinsella Noseworthy - Smith had the marker for Valley.
|March 13-14 Results - Monday, March 15, 2010|
The U-14 boys wrapped up their season in the spoiler role, knocking off Dartmouth 2-1 and eliminating them from the play-offs in the process. William Warren and Tylar Graves were the scorers for Valley who finished 6th in the league.
In U-14 girls action Valley came out on the short end of a 1-0 result to Scotia and finished their season in 5th place.
The U-16 boys had the weekend off and by virtue of their first place finish await the championship game on March 28.
Also off were the U-16 girls who finished third and will play Halifax County in the semi-final on March 27.
Like the 16 boys, the U-18 girls ended the regular season atop the standings and have advanced to the final on March 28.
In their final game the senior women were defeated 3-1 by Dunbrack Rigbound to finish 6th in the league. Whitney Fisher had Valley's lone goal.
The senior men received a gift from Halifax County in the form of a 3-0 forfeit win which guarantees them semi-final action on March 22.
|March 6-7 Results - Saturday, March 13, 2010|
Draws were the theme of this weekend as all but one game ended in a deadlock.
In U-14 girls action, Brianna Dolan was perfect in goal as Valley and South Shore played to a scoreless tie. The result eliminated Valley's chance of making post-season play.
Corey Cadeau notched a pair of goals to lead the U-16 boys past Halifax City 3-1. Kieran Collins had the other marker for the team which ended regular season play without a loss and have advanced directly to the gold medal game on March 28.
The U-16 girls also finished the regular season with a scoreless draw. Vanessa Robertson and Sara Scott shared the shutout. The girls will play in the semi-final game on March 27.
The senior women had a pair of ties for results in their two games, one goal apiece against Halifax County on Saturday and scoreless with Dartmouth in the Monday encounter. Cathleen Bleakney found the target in the first game while Carrie Wood stopped all shots that came her way on Monday.
|Feb. 27-28 Results - Saturday, March 06, 2010|
At the U-14 boys level, goals from Tylar Graves and Cody Ettinger were not enough as Valley came out on the short end of a 3-2 result against Halifax City.
The U-16 Boys guaranteed themselves a trip to the gold medal game by knocking off Bedford 4-1 and clinching first place in the process. Calum MacRae padded his lead in the scoring race with a three goal effort. Cory Cadeau added the other marker.
Tessa Fudge scored the game's only goal as the U-16 girls turned the tables from the previous weekend and defeated Halifax County. Vanessa Robertson was flawless in goal for the winners.
The U-18 girls wrapped up the final game of their regular season with a 3-0 win over Halifax City. The win gives the girls a season with no losses and a berth in the championship game on March 28. Chantal M Landry led the way with a two goal output and Brittany Green wrapped it up with her seventh of the season. Carrie Wood recorded her league-leading tenth shutout in the victory.
The senior men lost their game against the league leaders from Dunbrack by virtue of a 2-1 result. Jake Munroe had the only goal for Valley. The team will finish either second or third and will play in the semi-final on March 22.
With many of the team away for the university break the senior women had to rely heavily on call-ups for their two weekend games. On Saturday, players from the U-18 and U-16 teams joined the lone senior player and despite outplaying Dunbrack fell to them by a 1-0 count. Sunday was a different story as the combined squad knocked off Scotia with a 2-0 victory. Call-ups Shelby Lewis and Brittany Green did the scoring while Carrie Wood played in goal and did what she does best by stopping several big shots to notch another shutout.
|Feb. 20-23 Results - Wednesday, February 24, 2010|
A nice goal from Jake Shaffelburg wasn't enough as the U-14 boys fell 2-1 to Scotia.
Jessica Shaffelburg was the lone scorer for the U-14 girls as they came out on the short end of a 3-1 result to Dunbrack.
The U-16 girls had a big weekend as they played the two other teams who will be in the play-offs with them. On Saturday a lazy floater from the foot of Gillian Gates was the winner as Valley defeated Scotia 2-1. Kinsella Noseworthy-Smith had banked in a corner kick to open the scoring. Sunday proved not to be as favorable as a deflection into the Valley goal was all the scoring that took place in a 1-0 loss to County.
The U-18 girls gave up their perfect record but remain without a loss as they and Highland played to a 1-1 draw. Chantal S. Landry was the scorer for the home side.
A no-show by Dunbrack 2 gave the senior men an easy three points and virtually assures them of a play-off spot.
Three senior women backed up by a bevy of U-18 call-ups played Halifax County to a scoreless draw in the women's league. Carrie Wood recorded the shutout for Valley.
|Feb. 13-14 Results - Tuesday, February 16, 2010|
The weekend saw Valley United slightly on the plus side as they picked up four wins in the seven games played.
The U-14 Boys side split a pair of games knocking off South Shore 5-0 on Saturday but coming out on the short end of a 1-0 result against Halifax City the following day. In Saturday's action William Warren and Tylar Graves each scored a pair while Gabe Morgan added a single. Noah Shankel and Harrison Ayling shared the shutout.
In U-14 girls action Valley was outscored 4-0 by a strong Halifax County team.
In a match of the two first-place teams at the U-16 boys level, Valley showed their dominance taking the game with a 2-0 result. Kelsey Jones and Luke Doucet did the scoring damage. Matt Lannon and Joe Benedict enjoyed the shutout.
In another close affair, the U-18 girls came out on top once again slipping past South Shore 1-0. Chantelle Cadeau had the game's only goal for the second week in a row and ho-hum, Carrie Wood tallied another goose egg in goal.
In the senior men's league James Nunn knocked in two second half markers to provide Valley with a 2-0 victory over Halifax County. The win keeps Valley in solid possession of the third and final play-off spot. Andrew MacRae was perfect between the posts.
Things didn't go as favorably for the senior womens squad as they fell 7-0 to a powerful Halifax City side.
|Feb. 6-7 Results - Monday, February 08, 2010|
A successful weekend for the Valley United squads as they came away with four victories and a draw in their five games.
Jackie Petrie opened the scoring for the U-16 girls early in the game on a nice set-up from Kinsella Noseworthy-Smith but the team ended up settling for a 1-1 deadlock with Bedford. The result keeps them in a tie for second and the final play-off positions.
Julia Collins and Serena Dolan were the scorers as the U-14 girls edged past Dartmouth 2-1. The victory keeps them within range of the final play-off spot.
League scoring leader Calum MacRae added two more in the U-16 boys 3-0 win over Halifax County. Luke Doucette had the other marker while Joe Benedict and Catlin Gould shared the shutout. The boys continue to share first place with Dunbrack heading towards a showdown with them next weekend.
Carrie Wood continued to lead the way with her eighth shutout of the season as the U-18 girls racked up their 11th consecutive victory, this one by virtue of a 1-0 decision over Dartmouth. Chantelle Cadeau scored the games only goal on a set play pass from Shelby Lewis.
Jake Munroe notched a pair of goals to lead the senior men as they doubled up on Scotia #2 with a 4-2 result. Dylan Sheehan and James Nunn added singles in the victory.
|Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 Results - Tuesday, February 02, 2010|
In U-14 Boys action, Valley came out on the short end on a 2-0 result in their game with Dunbrack.
A win and a draw for the U-16 boys over the weekend moved them into a share of first place. On Saturday Joe Benedict recorded the shutout as Valley and Halifax City fought to a scoreless tie. On Sunday in Truro, Calum MacRae notched a hattrick to lead the locals to a 6-2 win over last-place Highland. Bret Rushton, Cody Holland and Kiefer Levy each added a marker in the victory.
Vanessa Robertson held down the fort in nets as the U-16 girls knotted at zero with their opposition from Dartmouth and remained in a tie for first in the league standings.
Alana Fairfax scored a late goal to propel the Valley U-18 girls past Halifax County 1-0 and to their tenth consecutive victory. The win guarantees them first place for the season. Carrie Wood earned her seventh shutout in the process.
The VU women fought to a 2-2 draw with Scotia in their match. Sara Reid and Alyssa Atkinson did the scoring for Valley.
Like the U-16 boys the senior men came through with a win and a draw in two matches and moved into a tie for third place and the final play-off position. Dylan Sheehan led the way with two goals in the 3-3 draw with first place Dunbrack and then scored his league-leading ninth goal in Valley's 2-1 victory over Halifax City. Andrew MacRae and Shain Thakhur were the games' other scorers.
|Jan. 23-25 Results - Tuesday, January 26, 2010|
An off weekend for VU teams as only one of six games ended in a victory for the club.
In U-14 boys play Harrison Ayling and Noah Shankel teamed up for their third consecutive shutout as Valley knotted with County at zero.
After going without a defeat in their first six games the U-14 girls have fallen in a slump as they suffered their third straight loss, this one 1-0 at the hands of Halifax City.
The U-16 girls remained in first place despite settling for a 1-1draw with Halifax City. Emily Nickerson was the scorer for Valley.
Carrie Wood recorded her sixth shutout of the season as the U-18 girls continued on their roll by topping Scotia 2-0. Brittany Green and Chantelle Cadeau did the scoring for the home side.
Matt Holton had a pair and Dylan Sheehan added a single in the senior men's 3-3 stalemate with Scotia #1.
Whitney Fisher was the lone goal scorer for the senior women as they were edged out 2-1 by Dunbrack Rigbound.
|Jan. 16-19 Results - Monday, January 18, 2010|
In senior men's action, Robert Lannan scored the game's only goal to pace Valley past second-place Dartmouth. Andrew MacRae recorded the shutout for the winners.
The senior women's game saw Valley take only four minutes to jump out to a 2-0 lead over the powerhouse Halifax City team. The advantage didn't last as City scored four unanswered goals to win the match. Lauren Landry and Sara Reid scored for Valley.
The U-18 girls had total control of their match with Bedford allowing no shots against en route to their eighth straight victory by virtue of a 2-0 result. Alana Fairfax and Julia Lavernois did the scoring damage as Carrie Wood recorded her fifth shutout of the season.
Depleted by the absence of their five provincial players the U-16 girls suffered their first loss of the season falling 1-0 to Halifax City.
The U-16 boys remain without a loss for the season but played to their fourth tie in the last five games drawing at nil with the South Shore in an exciting fast-paced game. Catlin Gould and Matt Lannan shared the shutout in goal for Valley.
At the U-14 girls level, Valley saw a 1-0 halftime lead dissipate as first-place Dunbrack came back for a 3-1 victory. MacKenzie Pardy was the VU scorer.
A scoreless draw was the result in Truro for the U-14 boys as Harrison Ayling and Noah Shankel did their job in nets.
|Jan. 9-10 Results - Monday, January 11, 2010|
In senior men's action although Valley owned the play, the opposition keeper proved to be unbeatable as he backstopped Dunbrack #2 to a 1-0 victory.
Boistered by a number of U-18 call-ups the VU senior women put together an inspired effort and handed first-place Dunbrack their first loss of the year by a 2-1 count. Brittany Green and Elise Hebert did the scoring for the winners while Carrie Wood put forth a solid effort in goal.
The U-18 girls hit the halfway mark of the season with a perfect record as they knocked off previously unbeaten Halifax City with a 2-0 result. Carrie Wood recorded her league-leading fourth shutout and Brittany Green's two goals moved her to the top of the scoring race.
The U-16 girls continued their hold on first place by virtue of a 5-0 win over Highland. Buddies Haileigh Fletcher and Jackie Petrie led the way with two goals each including a highlight header by Petrie. Kinsella Noseworthy Smith added the fifth marker while Vanessa Robertson did the job between the posts.
In U-16 boys play, Valley saw a 2-0 lead dissipate into a 3-2 deficit before a late game goal- mouth scramble resulted in the DU keeper knocking the ball into his own goal and the match ending in a draw. Calum MacRae with his league-leading ninth goal and Brett Rushton had staked Valley to their lead.
At the U-14 level, the Valley girls suffered their first setback of the season as County edged past them by a score of 1-0.
|Jan 2-3 Results - Sunday, January 03, 2010|
All Saturday games were postponed due to weather conditions. Action resumed on Sunday.
In Senior women's play, both Valley and Dunbrack Rigbound played short-staffed and settled for a 3-3 draw. Lauren Landry, Sara Reid and Emma Young hit the back of the net for the home team.
U-18 girls action in Truro saw Chantelle Cadeau score midway through the second half to break open a tied game and put Valley ahead 2-1. Brittany Green tallied shortly after to seal the 3-1 victory. Chantal S Landry had opened the scoring for Valley in the first half.
At Bridgewater, Kinsella Noseworthy-Smith banked in a corner kick with two minutes remaining to provide the Valley U-16 girls witha 1-0 decision. Shutout keeping from Vanessa Robertson and strong defensive play led by Emily Lake and Keriann Schofield had kept the game scoreless to that point.
|December 26 - 28 Results - Sunday, December 27, 2009|
Close results were the order of the day on Sunday as VU teams came out with three one-goal victories and a draw.
In U-14 girls action, Valley recorded their fifth 1-0 victory in six games (they say close results comes down to coaching). Mackenzie Pardy hit the mark for the winners against Dartmouth United and Brianna Dolan made it stand up with shutout goalkeeping.
The U-14 boys achieved the same result with the same score as they knocked off league-leading Dartmouth United. Jacob Shaffelburg did the damage with his team-leading third goal of the season. Noah Shankel had the shutout in goal which included a stopped penalty kick.
The U-16 boys played a hard-fought game against Bedford with the teams settling for a scoreless draw. Catlin Gould and Matt Lannan shared the shutout in nets for Valley.
In a battle between the only two unbeaten teams, the VU U-18 girls came out on top squeaking past South Shore by a 2-1 score. Shelby Lewis scored two goals to put Valley out in front and Carrie Wood did the job the rest of the way as she withstood a determined South Shore onslought over the last few minutes of the game.
In the Monday game, Dylan Sheehan showed his prowess scoring all three goals en route to a 3-1 victory over Dartmouth and moving the senior men into a share of third place in the standings.
|December 19-20 Results - Saturday, December 26, 2009|
The Valley United U-18 girls continued their winning ways with a pair of victories over the weekend. On Saturday Alana Fairfax and Chantelle Cadeau led the way each with a pair of goals as VU outscored Dartmouth United 5-1. Sunday's game saw a late goal from Chantal Landry stand up as VU slipped past Scotia 1-0. Carrie Wood's shutout was her third of the season. The girls go into Christmas with a perfect 4 and 0 record. Their next game will be on the 27th when they travel to Bridgewater to play South Shore, the other undefeated team.
Kinsella Noseworthy-Smith notched a pair of goals to lead the U-16 girls as they whitewashed Dunbrack 6-0. Haileigh Fletcher, Emily Nickerson, Tessa Fudge and Kayla Bradford all added singles while Vanessa Robertson backed up their effort with shutout goalkeeping. The win keeps the girls in first place with a one point lead over Scotia.
Jessica Shaffelburg and Serena Dolan did the scoring for Valley as the U-14 girls drew at two with Halifax City. The girls head into Christmas in second place, trailing only Dunbrack in their division.
The U-14 boys got off to a slow start and ended up on the short end of a 4-2 result in their match with Scotia. Cody Ettinger and Jacob Shaffelburg were the scorers for Valley who hold down a share of third place in their standings.