2021 Première ligue de soccer du Québec féminine season

The 2021 Première ligue de soccer du Québec féminine season was the fourth season of play for the Première ligue de soccer du Québec, a Division 3 women's soccer league in the Canadian soccer pyramid and the highest level of soccer based in the Canadian province of Québec.

Première ligue de soccer du Québec
Women's Division
Season2021
DatesJune 26 – August 8 (League)
August 13–15 (Cup)
ChampionsA.S. Blainville
Cup championsA.S. Blainville
Matches played45
Goals scored149 (3.31 per match)
Top goalscorerLatifa Abdu (8)
(CS Mont-Royal Outremont)
2020
2022

A.S. Blainville was the defending champions from 2021.[1][2] A.S. Blainville defended their title in the women's division and also won the inaugural women's League Cup.[3]

Changes from 2020 and Changes due to pandemicEdit

The 2021 season will have its greatest number of participating teams with 10 teams in the female division. As with the 2020 PLSQ season, the start of the season was delayed due to the pandemic. In the women's division, Royal-Sélect de Beauport and Celtix du Haut-Richelieu join as new entries in the division. Pierrefonds FC will also debut for the first time, after their entry in 2020 was withdrawn due to the pandemic. In addition, CS Mont-Royal Outremont, CS Monteuil, and CS St-Hubert will also return from hiatus, after not playing in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4] CS Fabrose became FC Laval following a merger with two other local clubs.[5] The women's division will run from June 26 to August 8.[6] The ten women's teams will play each team once, for a total of nine games.[6] The top four teams in the standings will then take part in the PLSQ Cup for the first time, which will take place on August 13 and 15, at the Desjardins stadium in Laval.[6]

TeamsEdit

Ten teams participated in the 2021 season. Each team played against every other team once. At the end of the season, the top four teams will qualify for the first edition of the League Cup (Coupe PLSQ).

Team City Stadium
A.S. Blainville Blainville, Laurentides Parc Blainville
Pierrefonds FC Pierrefonds, Quebec Pierrefonds Community High School
Celtix du Haut-Richelieu Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie Stade Alphonse-Desjardins
FC Laval Laval, Laval Collège Montmorency
CS Longueuil Longueuil, Montérégie Parc Laurier
CS Mont-Royal Outremont Mount Royal, Montréal Parc Recreatif de TMR
CS Monteuil Laval, Laval Parc de Lausanne
CS St-Hubert Saint-Hubert, Montérégie Centre Sportif Roseanne-Laflamme
Ottawa South United Ottawa, Ontario George Nelms Sports Park
Royal-Sélect de Beauport Beauport, Quebec City Stade Beauport

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A.S. Blainville (C) 9 7 1 1 25 4 +21 22 Coupe PLSQ
2 CS Monteuil 9 6 3 0 23 6 +17 21[a]
3 Royal-Sélect de Beauport 9 6 3 0 22 7 +15 21[a]
4 Pierrefonds FC 9 6 1 2 23 14 +9 19
5 Celtix du Haut-Richelieu 9 3 2 4 16 19 −3 11[b]
6 CS Mont-Royal Outremont 9 3 2 4 10 11 −1 11[c]
7 Ottawa South United 9 3 2 4 15 18 −3 11[c]
8 CS St-Hubert 9 1 2 6 5 24 −19 5
9 FC Laval 9 1 0 8 9 28 −19 3
10 CS Longueuil 9 0 2 7 7 24 −17 2
Source: PLSQ
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) head-to-head points; 4) goal differential; 5) most goals
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ a b CS Monteuil had a better goal differential than Royal-Sélect de Beauport.
  2. ^ Celtix du Haut-Richelieu beat CS Mont-Royal Outremont and Ottawa South United on head-to-head points (6–1–1).
  3. ^ a b CS Mont-Royal Outremont had a better goal differential than Ottawa South United.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Latifa Abdu CS Mont-Royal Outremont 8
2 Laurie-Ann Moise CS Monteuil 7
3 Julia Mulhern Pierrefonds FC 6
Claudia Asselin AS Blainville
5 Naya Marcil Celtix du Haut-Richelieu 5
Sarah Humes AS Blainville
Joelle Mercier Royal Sélect Beauport
Nathalie Brunelle AS Blainville

AwardsEdit

Award Player (club) Ref
Ballon d'or (Best Player) Donya Salomon Ali (FC Laval)
Ballon d'argent (2nd Best Player) Maya Smith (Ottawa South United)
Ballon de bronze (3rd Best Player) Latifah Abdu (CS Mont-Royal Outremont)
Golden Boot (Top Scorer) Latifah Abdu (CS Mont-Royal Outremont)
Coach of the Year Jean-Lou Gosselin (AS Blainville)

Coupe PLSQEdit

Semi-finals Final
      
1 AS Blainville 3
4 Pierrefonds FC 0
1 AS Blainville 1
2 CS Monteuil 0
2 CS Monteuil 3
3 Royal-Sélect de Beauport 1

Semi-finals

August 13, 2021 AS Blainville 3–0 Pierrefonds FC Laval, Quebec
6:00 pm V.Sanderson  
C.Asselin  
M.Sauvé  
Stadium: Desjardins Stadium
Referee: Salma Flores Desrochers
August 13, 2021 CS Monteuil 3–1 Royal-Sélect de Beauport Laval, Quebec
8:30 pm K.Fournier   40'
A.François   86' (pen.)
L.Portelance   89'
K.Tremblay   50' Stadium: Desjardins Stadium
Referee: Isabelle Duclos

Final

August 15, 2021 AS Blainville 1–0 CS Monteuil Laval, Quebec
1:30 pm M.Sauvé   41' Report Stadium: Desjardins Stadium
Referee: Sheila Couture

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tougas, Marc (6 October 2020). "L'AS Blainville Champion D'un Cour Championnat...Encore Plus Court que Prévu" [AS Blainville Champion of a Short Championship... Even Shorter than Expected]. PLSQ (in French).
  2. ^ Chenoix, Eric (19 August 2020). "Blainville remporte le titre chez les dames!" [Blainville wins the women's title!]. Viau Park (in French).
  3. ^ O'Neill, Paméla (15 August 2021). "L'AS Blainville Remporte la Coupe PLSQ Féminine!" [AS Blainville Wins the Women's PLSQ Cup!]. PLSQ (in French).
  4. ^ "Le Royal Sélect Beauport se joint à la PLSQ" [Royal Sélect Beauport Joins the PLSQ]. PLSQ (in French). 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ "FC Laval : « Former une structure professionnelle »" [FC Laval: "Form a professional structure"]. Just eSoccer (in French). 15 February 2021.
  6. ^ a b c "La Dixième Saison de la PLSQ Débute Samedi" [The Tenth Season of the PLSQ Begins on Saturday]. PLSQ (in French). 25 June 2021.