East Prevails in OUA Women’s Soccer Showcase

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OUA Release – VAUGHAN, Ont. – Second half goals by Riley Filion (Alexandria, Ont.) of the Queen’s Gaels and Carleton forwards Adrianna Ruggerio (Markham, Ont.) and Nicole Filipow (Edmonton, Alta.) lifted the East to a 3-2 win in the second annual Ontario University Athletics Women’s Soccer Showcase. Once again the event, held in conjunction with the Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL) at the OSA Soccer Centre in Vaughan, was a big success with players from all across Ontario on the pitch and in the crowd.

The game opened with the East side applying relentless from their forwards. The group that included the Ottawa Gee-Gees duo of Julia Francki (Orleans, Ont.) and Pilar Khoury (Ottawa) plus Toronto’s Aisha Lewis (Mississauga, Ont.), pushed toward goal as often as possible but weren’t able to get any quality scoring chances early. The West defenders, including Laurier’s Kelsey Tikka (Thuder Bay, Ont.), McMaster’s Marisa Bremner (Barrie, Ont.) and UOIT’s Kylie Bordeleau (Cambridge, Ont.), were able to stifle the East attack.

Olivia Gonsalves from the University of Toronto opened the scoring for the East as she headed in a corner early in the contest.

Despite being under pressure most of the first half, the West team was able to reply In the 32nd minute, the West team found themselves on the attack when a foul was called in the box. Laurier’s Julie Maheu (Oakville, Ont.) stepped to the penalty spot and slipped the shot past East keeper Alex Hogg (Ottawa) from RMC to even things up at 1.

It was from this point in the half that the West team found their legs and were able to generate chances, but Hogg and the East back line were able to shut the door and sent the game into halftime tied, 1-1

The second half was more pressure early from the East offence.  After a couple of strong runs and missed shots, Riley Filion of the Queen’s Gaels was able to lift a shot from 30 yards out over the outstretched hands of Western goalkeeper Tori Edgar (Oakville, Ont.). The 55th minute goal put her squad up 2-1.

Seven minutes later the East went ahead. Alexis McKinty of the Queen’s Gaels came streaking down the sideline. As she drew the defender to her she was able to find Carleton’s Ruggerio wide open just inside the 18-yard box and Ruggerio buried the strike in the bottom corner past Edgar.

Carleton’s Nicole Filipow added a fourth marker for the East in the 77th minute, which served as an insurance goal. In the 90th minute the West squad was pressing looking to make the game close when East keeper Alex Hogg had a ball deflect off her finger tips, but right to the foot of Western’s Amanda Boyle (Vaughan, Ont.). Boyle was able to easily deposit the ball into the back of the net to pull it to a 4-2 score. Ultimately time would run out and the East would prevail by the same score.

The OYSL and the OSA Soccer Centre played gracious hosts for the second annual showcase game, and will do the same tomorrow when the OUA Men’s Soccer Showcase takes to the pitch at 9:30 a.m.

WOMEN’S TEAM WEST

# Name School Position Hometown
5 Erica Bain Guelph ST Niagara Falls, Ont.
11 Courtney Whiteside Guelph MF Guelph, Ont.
3 Kelsey Tikka Laurier D Thunder Bay, Ont.
11 Sarah Farano Laurier D Oakville, Ont.
18 Emily Brown Laurier F Waterloo, Ont.
21 Julie Maheu Laurier MF Oakville, Ont.
11 Marisa Bremner McMaster D Barrie, Ont.
4 Kylie Bordeleau UOIT MF Cambridge, Ont.
7 Sonia Sampogna UOIT F Toronto, Ont.
20 Kayla Desouza UOIT MF Scarborough, Ont.
3 Melody Lee Waterloo D Ajax, Ont.
4 Tara Butterworth Waterloo MF Waterloo, Ont.
14 Anna Antczak Waterloo MF Waterloo, Ont.
1 Tori Edgar Western GK Oakville, Ont.
7 Meghan Glibbery Western MF Toronto, Ont.
8 Tiana Deluzio Western MF Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
18 Amanda Boyle Western ST Vaughan, Ont.
32 Sam Taylor Western MF/D London, Ont.

7           Alana Wong                      Brock            MF                 Mississauga, Ont.

Coaches: Barry MacLean – Laurier
Martin Painter – Western


WOMEN’S TEAM EAST

# Name School Position Hometown
2 Briana De Souza Carleton D Toronto, Ont.
4 Veronica Mazella Carleton MF Sudbury, Ont.
8 Nicole Filipow Carleton MF Edmonton, Alta.
11 Adrianna Ruggerio Carleton S Markham, Ont.
17 Amy Lyn Pitton Laurentian D/MF Brampton, Ont.
5 Ashley Poirer Nipissing D Thunder Bay, Ont.
1 Cynthia Leblanc Ottawa GK Granby, Que.
16 Julia Francki Ottawa S Orleans, Ont.
33 Pilar Khoury Ottawa F Ottawa, Ont.
3 Mel Jung Queen’s D Mississauga, Ont.
9 Alexis McKinty Queen’s MF Burlington, Ont.
12 Riley Filion Queen’s MF Alexandria, Ont.
18 Micah Vermeer Queen’s D Grimsby, Ont.
33 Alex Hogg RMC GK Ottawa, Ont.
6 Sarah Slattery Ryerson D St. Catharines, Ont.
7 Diana Esteireiro Toronto D Etobicoke, Ont.
10 Olivia Gonsalves Toronto MF Scarborough, Ont.
23 Aisha Lewis Toronto S Mississauga, Ont.
15 Paige Wallace Trent MF Mississauga, Ont.


Coaches: Dave McDowell – Queen’s
Raz El Asmar – Carleton

 

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