United advances to bronze game

GLEN DAWKINS -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 1:11 PM ET

Sarah Penner scored three goals to lead Manitoba's South End United to a 7-1 victory over Prince Edward Island yesterday to advance to today's bronze medal game at the Canadian Soccer Association Under-18 Girls National Championships at Sydney, N.S.

Chelsea Braun, Katheryn Ateah, Shauna Kunstatter and Stephanie Rurak added singles for the Manitoba champions.

Meanwhile, the Bonivital Flames lost 5-1 to Ontario in the Under-15 Girls National Championships at Moncton, N.B., but will play Alberta for the bronze today. Stephanie Berube scored the lone goal for the Flames.

Also in Moncton, New Brunswick edged the Brandon United Cougars 2-1 in Under-14 Boys action dropping the Cougars to the seventh-place game today.

In Sydney, the Phoenix under-18 boys will compete for ninth place after a 5-3 loss to Nova Scotia. In Mount Pearl, N.L., the Bonivital Flames under-16 girls beat Saskatchewan 1-0 to advance to the fifth-place game while the Phoenix under-16 boys lost 3-1 to Newfoundland and will play for ninth.

ON THE BALL: The accolades keep coming for University of Maryland, Baltimore County freshman and Sisler grad Sarah Ball. Earlier this month, the outside hitter was named America East Rookie of the Week for her exploits on the volleyball court. It is the fourth time this season Ball has earned the weekly honour as she ranks among the conference leaders in kills and points per game.

For the week ending Oct. 2, Ball tallied 4.3 kills per game in three matches, adding 1.6 digs per game and five total blocks for a 5 point-per-game average. She extended her double-digit kills streak to all 12 matches to open this season.

BRONZE FOR BERGER: Olia Berger of Winnipeg picked up the bronze medal in the women's over-78kg class as part of an 18-medal performance by the Canadian national team at the United States Open judo competition, last weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Last month, she helped Canada win the Rendez-Vous Canada team tournament against the United States in Montreal.

PADDLING DOWN UNDER: Selkirk's David Anderson has been named to the Canoe Kayak Canada team for the World Marathon Championships, next weekend in Perth, Australia. Anderson will compete in the senior men's kayak.

Anderson was also named to the 2006 canoe and kayak national sprint team.


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