West Take Men’s OUA Showcase Game

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OUA Release – VAUGHAN, Ont. – After not having suited up in over six months it took a while to shake of the rust, but once the players in the Ontario University Athletics Men’s Soccer Showcase got rolling they provided the fans at the Ontario Soccer Centre with a show, as the West claimed a 2-1 win in the second annual event.

Carleton’s Joey Kewin (London, Ont.) opened the scoring the in the 23rd minute with a powerful strike from 18 yards out to give the East a 1-0 lead.

Seven minutes later, Guelph’s Tim Flynn (Scarborough, Ont.) corralled a cross from Ryan Garnett (Kitchener, Ont.) of the McMaster Marauders. Flynn chipped a shot over the keeper to pull his West squad even at one goal apiece.

Both teams pushed for a go-ahead marker as the half wound down. The East would have the best chance when, with eight minutes remaining, Ryerson forward Armin Tankovic (Mississauga, Ont.) found himself alone at the top of the box with the ball at his feet. Tankovic released a blast headed for the bottom corner, but West keeper Sotiri Varlokostas (Toronto) made a diving save to preserve the 1-1 tie heading into the break.

The score remained knotted at one for most of the second half. The East dominated the opportunities but were denied by Varlokostas and the revolving cast West defenders, which included Justin Springer (Burlington, Ont.) from Guelph, Nicholas Vecchi (Niagara Falls, Ont.) from McMaster and York’s Casey D’Mello (Mississauga, Ont.)

It would be the West who netted the first and only goal of the second half. In the 80th minute, Flynn sent an angle pass to a streaking Garnett who outraced the defender and buried the sliding strike to give the West squad a 2-1 lead; one which they would not relinquish.

Sunday’s game wraps up a successful weekend that saw OUA and the Ontario Youth Soccer League join forces to host both the Men’s and Women’s Showcase, which allowed the OYSL’s up-and-coming soccer talent see the quality of the university game.


MEN’S TEAM WEST

# Name School Position Hometown
10 Sammy Orlando Brock MF Woodbridge, Ont.
3 Davon Greave UOIT D Brampton, Ont.
3 Tim Flynn Guelph MF Scarborough, Ont.
15 Justin Springer Guelph D Burlington, Ont.
2 Ryan Garnett McMaster MF Kitchener, Ont.
3 Nicholas Vecchi McMaster D Niagara Falls, Ont.
11 Andrew Walton Western D Toronto, Ont.
9 Mike Pio Windsor F Windsor, Ont.
21 Christian Mayorga Windsor MF Windsor, Ont.
25 Chris Suta Windsor D Windsor, Ont.
15 Jonathon Lao York MF Unionville, Ont.
22 Sotiri Varlokostas York GK Toronto, Ont.
8 Carlos Nogueira York MF Brampton, Ont.
11 Joey Ciccillo York S North York, Ont.
9 Mark Anthony Kaye York MF Toronto, Ont.
2 Casey D’Mello York D Mississauga, Ont.


Coaches: Carmine Isacco – York
Keith Mason – Guelph

MEN’S TEAM EAST

# Name School Position Hometown
6 Julian Piccioli Carleton D Ottawa, Ont.
15 Joey Kewin Carleton MF London, Ont.
4 Mintcho Mintchev Carleton MF Ottawa, Ont.
21 Andrew Latty Carleton S Ottawa, Ont.
19 Omar Allison Laurentian MF Brampton, Ont
15 Cameron Brooks Laurentian D Whitby, Ont.
10 Cale England Nipissing MF Carleton Place, Ont.
22 Christian Maraldo Ryerson GK Mississauga, Ont.
2 Michael Jan Ryerson D Toronto, Ont.
9 Viktor Anastasov Ryerson F Toronto, Ont.
5 Joshua Kohn Ryerson D Richmond Hill, Ont.
10 Alex Braletic Ryerson S Thornhill, Ont.
7 Armin Tankovic Ryerson F Mississauga, Ont.
10 Veljko Lukovic Toronto MF Belgrade, Serbia
5 Devon Bowyer Toronto D Toronto, Ont.
36 Mario Kovacevic Toronto MF Woodbridge, Ont.


Coaches: Sandy Mackie – Carleton
Filip Prostran – Ryerson

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