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Dunbrack women take home gold

Halifax Dunbrack showed last year they could compete at nationals.

Halifax Dunbrack showed last year they could compete at nationals.

This year they proved they could win it.

The Dunbrack women took down defending champion Edmonton Victoria 2-1 to claim the gold medal in yesterday’s national women’s club soccer final in Charlottetown.

The national medal is the second straight for Dunbrack, which captured bronze in 2009.

“This was a huge sense of accomplishment,” head coach Jack Hutchinson said of the win.

“But I don’t think it’s like, ‘Oh my God, we just won nationals.’ It was more like, ‘We set out to do this and we did it and we should be proud of ourselves.’”

Leanne Huck scored about 10 minutes in and Kate MacDonald scored in the 26th minute of the first half for Dunbrack. Goalkeeper Liz Cook helped preserve the victory as Edmonton scored late and pressed for the equalizer.

On the men’s side, Dunbrack followed their club mates and also made it to the podium, taking down London FC of Ontario 3-2 in the bronze medal game.

Jonathan Cordoba, Alexander Defraud and Ryan Defraud had goals for Dunbrack.

 
 
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