U17 Girls - Win 46th Robbie Tournament

Aurora Stingers U17 Girls - Win 46th Robbie International Tournament


Returning to The Robbie in 2012 was like taking care of some unfinished business.

In 2011 the girls played as U16ís in the U17/18 division and eventually lost in the Final. This year playing as U17ís in that same division the girls went one better and won their final game to become Champions in this prestigious tournament.

Saturday the girls entered round robin play and had a great day beating Waterloo United 2-0 and then beating Mavericks Sports Club from Barbados 5-0.† Sunday wasnít quite the same story as the girls gave up a 1-0 lead in the last minute of the game to tie West Rouge 94ís 1-1. †The final game of the round robin was played Sunday afternoon and with other results working in their favour both Aurora and Unionville had already qualified for the Monday final.† At the same time as the Euro Final was being contested, the teams played a shortened friendly game Ė which Unionville won 2-0.

On to Monday afternoon and the teams are at Birchmount Stadium. The players are lined up at half and individually introduced to the crowd over the speaker system, followed by the Canadian National Anthem, and then the 3:00pm kick off.

AFTER A CAUTIOUS START THE FINAL WAS WON CONVINCINGLY BY THE AURORA STINGERS, BEATING UNIONVILLE 4-0. This fine group of girls totally dominated the game with a nice possession and passing game. They also maintained a high level of intensity despite the very hot weather - overall a great team effort. Two goals were scored by Aurora MVP of the game Rio Speller-Drews and one from each of Anna Sophia Vollmerhausen and Jamie Dobson. That, combined with a shutout from Lysianne Trottier, and the unfinished business from the previous year had been taken care of. †It was a great tournament to participate in and then win.

Congratulations to all the players on the 1995 Aurora Stingers!