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
|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
|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