Saints Soccer Update October 11 2019
St. Clair Men’s Soccer Drop Match to Fanshawe
The St. Clair College men’s varsity soccer team wrapped up their OCAA regular season home schedule on Thursday night at the Libro Credit Union Centre in Amherstburg against the Fanshawe Falcons.In an exciting back and forth match the Saints ended up losing by a score of 3-2. Fanshawe went up 1-0 in the 4th minute on a header from a corner kick. St. Clair tied the game up at 1-1 on a nice goal by Tyrone Mulder (Chatham; Chatham-Kent) in the 23rd minute. The teams were tied heading into halftime.
St. Clair took the lead 2-1 in the 50th minute on a nice finish by Nick Bauer (Windsor; Riverside). However, Fanshawe bounced right back to tie the score at 2-2 in the 57th minute. The Falcons then scored the winner in the 65th minute. The Saints had a couple of great chances late to tie the game but could not get the equalizer. St. Clair keeper Haiden Gelinas (Windsor, St. Joseph’s) had a strong game in goal making a couple huge saves in turning aside 11 of the 14 shots he faced.
Heading into the match St. Clair was ranked 7th in the OCAA. With the win the Saints dropped to 5-3 while Fanshawe improved to 7-1. The Falcons are ranked 5th in the OCAA and 7th in Canada.
The Saints are next in action on Wednesday, October 16th when they travel to Sarnia to take on the Lambton Lions in their final regular season game. St. Clair has wrapped up a playoff spot but are still in contention for a home playoff game.
St. Clair Women’s Soccer Fall to Top Ranked Fanshawe
The St. Clair College women’s varsity soccer team wrapped up their OCAA regular season home schedule on Thursday night at the Libro Credit Union Centre in Amherstburg against the top ranked Fanshawe Falcons.
In an intense back and forth match the Saints ended up losing by a score of 4-2. St. Clair got off to a great start when Ryan Morneau (Windsor; L’Essor) scored her 8th goal of the season in the 5th minute. However, the lead didn’t last long as Fanshawe tied it up in the 10th minute. The Saints took the lead back in the 30th minute on a long strike by Amber Hosker (Windsor; Catholic Central) into the top corner. The lead didn’t last as well when the Falcons tied it up again in the 32nd minute. The first half was fairly evenly played with Fanshawe having an 11-10 edge in shot attempts. The Fanshawe keeper was busier making 7 saves compared to 4 for Saints keeper Alex Samping (Windsor; Holy Names)
St. Clair had a better second half except for on the scoreboard. The Saints has 10 shot attempts compared to 5 for Fanshawe. The Falcons keeper had to make 7 saves while Samping only had to make 2. However, Fanshawe was more opportunistic as they scored two goals in the late in the half in the 80th and 88th minute to win the match. Defender Ravneet Rana (Windsor; Riverside) had a solid game helping to keep the high powered Fanshawe offense in check.
Heading into the match St. Clair was ranked 10th in the OCAA. With the win the Saints dropped to 4-4 while Fanshawe improved to 7-0-1. The Falcons are ranked 1st in the OCAA and 1st in Canada.
The Saints are next in action on Tuesday, October 15th when they travel to Sarnia to take on the Lambton Lions in their final regular season game. St. Clair has wrapped up a playoff spot but are still fighting for a higher seed.