CHAMPIONSHIP FEELING—The Queen Elizabeth High girls captured the province’s 4A soccer championship on the weekend, defeating the Gonzaga Vikings 4-3 Sunday in a tight match that saw the Pioneers down 3-1 with eight minutes to go, before rallying with three markers to catch and pass the St. John’s squad. The win marked QE’s first provincial soccer banner in 24 years. Lauren Rowe led the tournament scoring with 13 goals. Chelsea Tibbo recorded two clean sheets as keeper in the Round Robin versus Gonzaga and Exploits Valley. The members of the winning team include (starting in the back row, from left): Coach Trevor Rowe, Aylin Baig, Ashley Rideout, Reagan Scott, Madison Sheppard, Hannah Rideout, Hannah Fudge, Katie Greenslade, Emma Sullivan, Brooke Vincent, Brooke Dwyer, Sarah Reeves, Madison Dunn, Anna Pike, coach Robin Brown; and in the front row, from left: Carly Hogarth, Molly Gill, Mackenzie Kennedy, keeper Chelsea Tibbo, Lauren Rowe, Katie Roul, Tyra Cable, Grace Butler, and Grace Nolan. Missing from the photo is teacher sponsor and Tournament Convenor Stephanie Walsh. The Pioneers went undefeated in all five games they played during the tournament, which was held at Topsail pitch.
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