Friday, 8 June 2012
High School - OFSAA Day 1
Sydenham Secondary School, at their first ever provincial tournament, found themselves matched up against the defending boys champions, Corpus Christi from Burlington in the Golden Horseshoe Athletic Conference (GHAC). Unfortunately, Sydenham lost by a 3-0 scoreline in the tournament opener at 9am.
The Regiopolis-Notre Dame girls kicked off at 10:30am, also against Corpus Christi, but did not fare much better, dropping the game with a 4-2 scoreline with Jessica Almeida scoring her first two goals of the season, the second early in the second half to tie things up at 2-2. Unfortunately, Corpus Christi scored twice in the last seven minutes of the game to take the victory.
In the Sydenham boys second game of the day, they fared much better, winning 3-1 over Mary Ward from Scarborough in the Toronto District Colleges Athletic Association (TDCAA). Clark Hood, Mitch Fox and Patrick VanderHolst tallied goals for Sydenham, who were without one of their starting strikers, Hayden Peters, and midfielders, Ben Kennedy. Peters was competing at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships, while Kennedy was injured. Their final two games come today against Crestwood from Peterborough and Fathre Bressani of Woodbridge.
Regiopolis-Notre Dame's second game was against Northern out of Sarnia in the South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (SWOSSAA). Northern scored early to take a 1-0 lead, but the game was called after 11 minutes due to thunderstorms in the area, and rescheduled for Friday morning at 8am. The scoreline held, and Regiopolis-Notre Dame found themselves with 0 points after two games, and a mountain to climb.
The thunderstorms postponed all of the final games on Thursday, and they were all moved to Friday morning, bumping the entire schedule. This means that the quarterfinal games will now be played on Saturday morning, first thing.
After two games, Sydenham finds themselves on 3 points, with a -1 goal differential, trailing Corpus Christi (6pts, +6GD) and Father Bressani (6pts, +4GD). Crestwood (0pts, -5GD) and Mary Ward (0pts, -4GD) pull up the rear of the group. The top two teams advance to the playoff round.
Regiopolis-Notre Dame is at the bottom of their group (0pts, -3GD) along with Senator O'Connor (0pts, -7GD), trailing Ancaster (4pts, +4GD) and Northern (4pts, +1GD), while Corpus Christi leads the pack (6pts, +5GD).