Soccer player gets kick at U-19 squad

GLEN DAWKINS -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 6:56 AM ET

Following a successful run with the Canada's Women's Under-15 team in a three-game series with Germany, Erin McNulty has earned a trial with the Under-19 Youth World Cup team in Vancouver. The team is training at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in preparation for the FIFA Under-19 World Championships, Nov. 10-27 in Thailand.

McNulty was added to the team by head coach Ian Bridge on a 10-day trial basis. Following the trial, a decision will be made whether to keep her with the team or send her home.

If McNulty stays, she'll stay with the team in Vancouver and possibly travel with the team to Thailand.

Meanwhile, three Manitoba players have been added to the National Training Centre Program: Scott Nickel of Phoenix SC; Amanda Henry of Flames SC; and Carrie Nash of Northwest SC.

The trio was selected following the Canadian Soccer Association All-Star Championships in July.

WESMEN INVITATIONAL: Dan Lother earned MVP honours in leading College Jeanne Sauve to 15-11, 15-11 victory over Dakota in the final of the Wesmen Invitational Varsity Boys Volleyball Tournament, Saturday at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre.

Mennonite Brethren got past River East 15-10, 15-13 to claim third place.

Earning spots on the tournament all-star team were Mike Mallon of Jeanne Sauve, Dakota's Andrew Roorda, MBCI's Chris Wowchuk and Braden Krahn of River East. Rounding out the all-star team was Levi Kaminsky of Estevan, Sask., which finished fifth.

OOPS: Winnipeg's Dale Kirk finished 10 minutes ahead of the second place finisher at the Queen City Marathon in Regina last weekend, as opposed to 10 seconds ahead as was reported in Friday's Eye On The Amateurs.

In winning his second consecutive Queen City Marathon, Kirk set a course record with a winning time of 2:43:38.

TRIATHLON TRIUMPH: Amy Briscoe placed second overall and fellow Winnipegger Erin Braun was third in the Junior Elite Female category at the Triathlon Canada National Junior Series, according to the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba. Jenna Wilson was 10th in the series.

Willie Bell was 13th in the men's series after getting flat tires in two of the three races.

SAILING ALONG: Lawrence Stewart won gold in the Open Course racing event and bronze in the Silver Freestyle event at the Canadian Windsurfing Championships, earlier this month in Regina Beach, Sask.


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