There was a lot of soccer being played in the Kingston area this weekend, starting off with the St. Lawrence College Vikings women's soccer team starting their season off against Loyalist College from Belleville on the Thursday evening. St. Lawrence and Loyalist College played to a hard fought 1-1 draw to begin the OCAA season.
Over the weekend, both men's and women's teams traveled up to Ottawa to play Algonquin and La Cite on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The women lost 10-0 to Algonquin, but rebounded with a 1-0 win over La Cite on Sunday. The men did not fare so well, losing 2-0 and 1-0 in their two matches.
Both Queen's University and RMC played games all weekend at home to the Ryerson Rams and the University of Toronto Blues. Queen's faced Ryerson on Saturday in the rain with the women's team winning 2-0 and the men's team drawing 2-2. Nathan Klemencic scored a brace for the men in the 50th and 57th minutes, while Viktor Anastasov responded for Ryerson with goals in the 65th and 80th minutes to claim a share of the points.
RMC faced the University of Toronto on Saturday out at the Navy Bay 4 field. The RMC women played the University of Toronto women to a 1-1 stand still with an early goal (6th minute) from Emmanuelle Piche and strong goalkeeping from Olivia Clarke. Olivia Gonsalves responded for the University of Toronto in the 47th minute. The RMC men fared much worse losing in a one-sided battle 7-0. Nicholas Zavergiu and Luke Gabel drew cautions for RMC.
Saturday night featured a CSL Reserve game between the TFC Academy II team and the Prospect FC team, with TFC Academy II winning the game by a 9-1 scoreline.
On the Sunday, Queen's faced the University of Toronto, drawing the women's game 3-3 and losing the men's game 1-0. Alexis McKinty (27th), Kelli Chamberlain (38th), and Jessie De Boer (60th) scored for the Queen's women, while Mel Bowen scored a brace (53rd and 56th) and Diana Esteireiro (83rd) scored for the University of Toronto. The men's game saw a single goal scored in the 85th minute by Neil D'Silva of the University of Toronto in a tight defensive battle between the two teams.
RMC played against Ryerson losing the women's game 1-0 in a game dominated by the Ryerson women, and losing the men's game 4-2. RMC had goals by Thomas Pugh (32nd) and Tyler Federwisch (86th) to keep it close, but it wasn't enough. Nicholas Zavergiu took his second caution of the weekend in the match.
St. Lawrence plays games in Durham and Toronto this weekend, with both women and men facing Durham on Friday at 6pm and 8pm respectively, and then the men play against George Brown on Saturday, October 1st at 2pm.
Queen's and RMC face each other out at RMC on Thursday with the men kicking off at 2pm, and the women following at 4:15pm. Queen's hosts Carleton on Saturday with games at 1pm and 3pm. RMC has their annual alumni (ex-cadet) games at Navy Bay 4 on Saturday at 2pm and 4pm with the women's game leading the way. On Sunday, the women face the University of Ottawa at 5pm, again at Navy Bay 4.