Nichelle Prince bagged a hat-trick in Saturday’s U-16 Girls final at the 2011 Nutrilite All Stars in Hamilton, ON, leading the host side Ontario to a 3:2 victory over Québec.
Prince’s three goals gave Ontario a commanding 3:0 lead but Québec rebounded finding two goals near the end of the match, but ultimately it proved to be too little too late and the hosts prevailed by the narrowest of margins.
"I feel amazing," Prince said after the match. "But I know I couldn’t have done it without my team, they helped me through everything."
Stylish Québec edges Alberta in U-15 Girls final
A first-half goal by striker Gabriella Cuerno proved to be the difference as Québec defeated Alberta 1:0 in a tense final in the U-15 Girls division at the 2011 Nutrilite All Stars in Hamilton, ON.
Cuerno latched onto a loose ball in the box and kept her cool to give the U-16 Blues a lead that they would not relinquish.
"I just knew that I had to put the ball in the net," said Cuerno after the match.
Québec U-16 wins Fred Jopson Trophy
The lone goal from Yacine Ait-Slimane was the winner in Québec’s 1:0 victory for the Fred Jopson Trophy at the 2011 Nutrilite All Stars U-16 Boys in Mount Pearl, NL. Ait-Slimane scored 17 minutes into the first half and the full XI did the rest to hold Ontario scoreless for 70 full minutes of play. It marked Québec’s second-straight victory at the national U-16 level and its eighth Jopson Trophy victory in 17 years.
Québec won the final match at Smallwood Park in Mount Pearl, NL, the host for this year’s competition. Along with Québec’s victory at the U-16 level in Newfoundland Labrador, the Québec U-15 team won the Dr. Fred Stambrook Trophy on the same morning at King George V Park in St. John’s, NL.
Québec U-15 wins Dr. Stambrook Trophy
Goalkeeper Marc-Antoine Chaudry was the difference on kicks from the penalty mark in Québec’s national title victory in St. John’s, NL. Chaudry made two saves before Ontario’s final shooter hit the post in Québec’s 3-2 victory on kicks at the 2011 Nutrilite All Stars U-15 Boys showcase.
The victory at King George V Park in St. John’s, NL followed a 0:0 between the two sides. Both teams went undefeated in official matches throughout the week of the competition, which ran 19-23 July in neighbouring cities Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Both Québec’s U-15 team (in St. John’s) and U-16 team (in Mount Pearl) won national titles on the final day of the competition.
The 2011 National Championships feature the Nutrilite All Stars Boys and Girls competitions from 19-23 July and the Club Championships from 5-10 October. Through 12 competitions in five venues, the National Championships will welcome more than 2,500 players, staff and officials in July and October. The National Championships is the umbrella tournament for Canada’s premier amateur competitions, from the senior level Challenge Trophy and Jubilee Trophy competitions down to the U-14 youth levels.