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Saltus girls beaten in shoot-out

Saltus' senior girls football team suffered a heartbreaking 4-2 loss on penalty kicks to King's-Edghehill School in their bid to clinch a semi-final spot during their debut in the CAIS Senior Girls' soccer tournament in Montreal, Canada on Saturday.

After two opening draws on Friday, the team needed a win against the division leading Holy Trinity to qualify for the winners bracket from Division D.

Saltus dominated the match for long periods in the first half which paid off in the 31st minute when Zakiyah Durham was fouled just outside the penalty box and Sierra Fisher stepped up to take the free kick and scored.

And they held on for the win to clinch a spot in the winners bracket.

That win matched Saltus up against the winners of the A bracket, King's-Edgehill School, for what would be their fourth match in two days.

After a goal-less draw, Saltus were beaten 4-2 in the penalty shoot-out.

They were then beaten 2-1 in a consolation match against Saint Clements School on Sunday.

Saltus drew their first two matches on Friday — 1-1 against eighth-ranked Sacred Heart and 2-2 against fourth-ranked St Mildred's.

n England-based Kelly Blankendal and her Denham United team-mates came away with a comfortable 4-0 win over Kempton Girls over the weekend.

The Bermudian will take to the field again this Sunday against league leaders Carshalton Athletic.

Saltus coach Darrin Lewis (centre) goes over tactics during a pre-game chat with his players in the schools tournament in Montreal, Canada on the weekend.

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Published October 22, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm)

Saltus girls beaten in shoot-out

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