OFSSA Soccer Finals



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At the recent OFSAA "AA" girls soccer tournament, St. Christopher Cyclones were successful in winning the school's first OFSAA soccer championship.

After an 18 hour, two day, drive the girls arrived in Kenora. Their first game was against Denis O'Connor from Ajax and the Cyclones fell 2-1. The Cyclone goal was scored by Jen Spinozzi. Also in that game, the Cyclones lost one of their top defenders, Sia Athanasopoulos, to a concussion. The goalie Heidi Janson received a red card and was suspended for the next game.

The next game was against L'Escale from Rockland. With sub goalie, Jenn Rogers in net the Cyclones won 2-0. Goals were scored by Jen Spinozzi and Jenna Prevost.

The final round robin game was against Lakeside CI from Etobicoke. Janson was back in net and recorded a shutout while goal scorers were Chantell Da Ponte with 2 and Alex Potts with the single. With a 2-1 record the Cyclones qualified for the quarter finals where they played Holy Trinity from Bradford. The Cyclones were down 2-0 until Sarah Lange started the comeback just before the first half ended. Jen Spinozzi scored on a penalty shot in the second half and Chrissy McEwan notched the winner in overtime. In the semi finals, St. Chris played a strong defensive game against Bishop Strachan from Toronto winning 1-0 on a goal by Spinozzi. Janson got the shutout.

In a thrilling final against Denis O'Conor St. Chris grabbed the early lead, again on a goal by Spinozzi, and held the lead until midway through the second half when Denis O'Connor tied the game. The over time was scoreless and in the shootout, the Cyclones came through 4-2 on goals by Jenna Prevost, Jen Spinozzi, Jen Rogers and Chrissy McEwan.

The senior Cyclones immediately hopped in the vans and drove all night to reach St. Chris in time for Graduation the next day. The team is coached by Frank Brennan and Daniela Azzolina. Next year St. Christopher is the host for the OFSAA tournament.


 


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St. Christopher Cyclones

 

The St Christopher Boys travelled to Hamilton and were eliminated with a 1 - 0 loss in the Quarter Finals against Hamilton.

In their first game the Cyclones shutout Bayside 5 - 0 and went on and shut out Carleton Place 3 - 0.  Game 3 went to a scoreless tie against Lo-Ellen Park.