Saints Indoor Soccer 2018 OCAA Championship Update
St. Clair Saints Men’s Indoor Soccer 2018 OCAA Championship off to Good Start
March 22, 2018 (Ancaster, ON) The St. Clair College men’s varsity indoor soccer team is off to a good start at the OCAA Championship in round robin play. The event is being hosted by Redeemer University in Ancaster, Ontario.
In their first match of the day the Saints took on the Seneca Sting from Toronto. In a very tight competitive match, St. Clair managed to pull off a 1-1 tie thanks to a late goal by Matt Montaleone (Windsor).
The Saints took on their rival from up the 401, the Fanshawe Falcons in their second and final match of the day. In another close match, St. Clair came out on top 2-1 after scoring both goals late. Petar Stevkovski (Windsor) got the tying goal and Stefan Zastavnikovic (Windsor) got the winner.
After day one of round robin play the Saints are tied for first place with the Humber Hawks in their pool with identical records of a win and a tie and 4 points. St. Clair will play two more round robin games on Friday morning. The Saints will take on the Sheridan Bruins at 9:00 am followed by Humber at 10:40 am. The top 2 teams in their pool of 5 will advance to the semi finals on Saturday.
St. Clair Women’s Indoor Soccer 2018 OCAA Championship Off to Slow Start
The St. Clair College women’s varsity indoor soccer team is off to a tough start at the OCAA Championship in round robin play after facing a couple of very tough teams on day one. The event is being hosted by Redeemer University in Ancaster, Ontario.
In their first match of the day, the Saints took on the Seneca Sting from Toronto. In a very tight competitive match, St. Clair lost by a score of 2-1. After going up 1-0 on a goal by Alexandria Schooley (Tecumseh), the Sting tied the game up at 1-1 late in the first half. Seneca scored the winner midway through the second half and the Saints could not score the equalizer late in the match after putting on plenty of pressure late. To make matters worse for St. Clair, they lost top defender Charesse Thomas-Tate (Brampton) in the match due to an injury for the rest of the tournament.
The Saints bounced back against a tough Humber Hawks squad in their second game of the day earning a hard fought 1-1 draw in another exciting game. The Hawks are the defending Gold Medalists from last year after defeating St. Clair in the Gold Medal game one year ago. The Saints went up early in the first half on a nice goal by Melanie Jubenville (Windsor). However, St. Clair could not make that goal hold up as Humber scored with 4 minutes left in the game to earn the tie.
After day one of round robin play the Saints are in 4th place. St. Clair will play two more round robin games on Friday afternoon and will most likely need 2 wins and some help to make the semi finals on Saturday. The Saints will take on George Brown College at 2:50 pm followed by Durham College at 4:30 pm. The top 2 teams in their pool of 5 will advance.