By John DeCoste
Valley teams picked up five medals at the 25th anniversary Gunn Baldursson Memorial women’s soccer tournament this past weekend.
Two of the local teams earned gold medals: Kings West Russell in U-16 Tier 2B and
Valley United in U-18 Tier 1. West Hants Cecchetto took silver in U-14 Tier 2B and Valley United earned bronze in the U-12A division.
As well, the Valley was ensured a fifth medal, bronze in colour, in the Ladies Seven- Aside division. Wolfville Paddy’s Ravens and Kentville Wizards met in the bronze medal game, but ended the match with a tie.
In U-16 Tier 2B, Kings West Russell went undefeated en route to the gold medal. In the round robin, Kings West edged Middleton 2-1, topped Upper County United 2-0 and blanked Dartmouth United 3-0.
Kings West then edged West Nova Fuels 2-1 in semifinal action, then doubled West Hants Lake 4-2 in the gold medal game.
In U-18 Tier 1, a division comprised of all Division 1 teams, Valley United opened the round robin with a 3-0 win over Suburban, then edged South Shore 1-0 and topped Saint John 4-0 to finish the round robin at 3-0.
Valley United then topped Saint John again, this time by a 5-0 score, in the semifinals before blanking Suburban 2-0 in the gold medal game. The Valley girls not only didn’t lose a game in the tournament, they didn’t allow the opposition a single goal.
In U-14 Tier 2B, West Hants Cecchetto lost 1-0 in the final to Upper County after going undefeated at 4-0 to that point.
In U-12A, Valley United won all three of its round robin games, 6-1 over Bedford, 5-0 over CS Dieppe and 2-1 over Dartmouth United before dropping a 2-1 decision to Dartmouth United in the semifinals.
Valley United then came back to top Scotia Soccer 5-1 in the bronze medal game.
Baldursson tournament medalists
U-12A Gold: Halifax County 1 Dartmouth United 0
Bronze: Valley United 5 Scotia 1
U-12B Gold: Upper County United 3 FDSA (Fredericton) 0
Bronze: Yarmouth Clippers 2 Sackville United 0
U-14 Tier 1 Gold: DFC 2 Suburban 1
Bronze: Halifax County 1 CS Dieppe 0
U-14 Tier 2A Gold: C.C. Riders 1 East Hants Rednex 0
Bronze: Sackville United 2 Halifax County 0
U-14 Tier 2B Gold: Upper County 1 West Hants 0
Bronze: West Nova Fuels 2 Halifax City 0
U-16 Tier 1 Gold: Dartmouth 4 CS Dieppe 0
Bronze: Suburban 3 First Touch 1
U-16 Tier 2A Gold: Halifax Co. United 3 Dartmouth United 0
Bronze: Halifax City 3 Northern Nova 2
U-16 Tier 2B Gold: Kings West Russell 4 West Hants 2
Bronze: Saint John 5 West Nova 3
U-18 Tier 1 Gold: Valley United 2 Suburban 0
Bronze: Saint John vs. South Shore (score N/A)
U-18 Tier 2 Gold: DUSC 1 Northern Nova 0
Bronze: Cole Harbour 2 Yarmouth 1
Senior B Gold: Scotia Toros 5 Ice 3
Bronze: HDSC 2 Bedford Titans 1
Seven-Aside Gold: Supersonics 2 Halifax United 2
Bronze: Wolfville Paddy’s Ravens vs. Kentville Wizards Tie