Saints Indoor Soccer Qualify for OCAA Championships
The St. Clair women went 3-0 in their pool finishing first to advance to the OCAA Championships. The Saints got off to a solid start defeating St. Lawrence Cornwall 4-0. Cassie Nicholas (Windsor) scored two for the Saints with singles going to Julia Albeartie (Belle River) and Cassie Medeiros (London). Andie Albert (Melbourne) picked up the shutout in goal. In their second match St. Clair defeated the Durham Lords 2-1. Albeartie and Alexis Provost (Windsor) scored for the Saints. St. Clair wrapped up first place in their pool by defeating Redeemer 5-0. Alayna Banks (Tecumseh) led the way with 2 goals, while Nicholas, Jaclyn French (Windsor) and Alexandria Schooley (Tecumseh) each had singles. Albert and Allison Chopchik (Leamington) split the game in goal in picking up the shutout.
The St. Clair men ended up going 2-1 finishing in a three way tie for first place. However, due to tiebreakers the Saints ended up second. The top 2 teams advance to the OCAA Championship. The Saints got off to terrible start in their first game losing 6-0 to the host Redeemer Royals. St. Clair bounced back well winning their second match 2-0 over a tough Centennial Colts squad. Goal scorers were Martin Nyul (Hungary) and Chris Spadafora (LaSalle). Shane Beaton (Windsor) earned the shutout in goal. In their final match of the day in a must win game St. Clair defeated St. Lawrence Cornwall by a score of 8-0. Petar Stevkovski (Windsor) led the way with 4 goals, while Nyul and Matt Montaleone (Windsor) had 2 goals each. Peter Mar Burhoft (Iceland) was solid in goal in picking up the clean sheet.
The OCAA Championships are being hosted by Redeemer University in Ancaster from March 22-24 . The event features the top 10 male and female teams from across Ontario. Both St. Clair teams are the defending OCAA Silver Medalists.