HUMBER WOMEN’S SOCCER CLAIM FIRST OCAA GOLD SINCE 2012
The following post from October 30, 2022 courtesy of ocaa.com https://www.ocaa.com/sports/wsoc/2022-23/releases/10302022ocaarecap.
OSHAWA, Ont. – The 2022 OCAA Women’s Soccer Championship came to an end on Sunday, with the Humber Hawks winning their first gold medal since 2012.
In the bronze medal match, Niagara was playing for their first OCAA medal in program history. Durham was looking to earn bronze for the first time since 2018.
In the ninth minute of the match, Megan Morgado put the Knights ahead 1-0. OCAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Sydney Sica scored less than three minutes later to put the Knights up by two.
Erika Bjorgum scored early in the second half with a 48th minute goal assisted from Sage Thomas-Roberts. Only one minute later, Thomas-Roberts scored to tie the match, only four minutes into the second half and all of a sudden we had a whole new game.
Late in the match, Rylan Geatrix scored the winner in the 82nd minute to give the Knights their first OCAA medal in women’s soccer.
Sica was named the Player of the Match for the Knights and McKenna Jackson was selected to the Championship All-Star team. Thomas-Roberts was named the Player of the Match for the Lords and earned a Championship All-Star award.
The Humber Hawks and Seneca Sting ended the championship with the gold medal match. Chantel Spalla opened the scoring 10 minutes in to give the Hawks an early lead.
Nine minutes into the second half, Kaitlynn Russell fired home a 54th minute goal to double Humber’s lead over the Sting and eventually to win the gold medal.
Isabella Bernardi posted a clean sheet for the Hawks, turning aside all six shots on target. Seneca had more shots in the match, with nine to Humber’s four. A relatively clean match, each side were only shown one caution.
Humber will head to the 2022 CCAA Women’s Soccer Championship in Saint-Lambert, Que., as the OCAA champions and Seneca will join them as an OCAA wild card.
Source: Durham Lords
Championship Website: www.ocaa.com/wsoc
Live Webcast: www.ocaa.com/ocaalive
Thursday, October 27
Game #1: Niagara def. Algonquin 5-0
Game #2: Humber def. Cambrian 1-0
Game #3: Durham def. Mohawk 1-0
Game #4: Seneca def. Centennial 4-0
Saturday, October 29
Game #5: Humber def. Niagara 3-2 (OT)
Game #6: Seneca def. Durham 3-2 (OT)
Sunday, October 30
Bronze Medal Match
Game #7: Niagara def. Durham 3-2
Gold Medal Match
Game #8: Humber def. Seneca 2-0