Local squads in CWOSSA soccer semifinals
Royals in AAA, Celtics and Raiders in AA, Eagles in A
KITCHENER – The Ross Royals gained a berth in the CWOSSA AAA high school girls’ soccer semifinals by going undefeated in pool play Wednesday at Woodside Park.
The Royals had a win and a tie in the preliminary round to place second in their pool. The Royals and the Resurrection Phoenix of Kitchener had identical records in pool play, but Resurrection was awarded first due to a better goals-for-and-against ratio.
Ross and Resurrection fought to a 2-2 standoff to open the tournament. Eliza Cazzola and Abbi Morrell scored for Ross.
The Royals defeated the Cameron Heights Gaels 3-1 in their other outing. Kaili Baird, McKenzie Coole and Morrell scored the goals for Ross.
Resurrection blanked Cameron Heights 8-0 in the pool’s other match.
The Grand River Renegades finished atop the other pool after scoring a pair of shutout wins, 5-0 over the St. John’s Green Eagles of Brantford and 2-0 over the Waterloo CI Vikings.
St. John’s edged Waterloo CI 2-1 in the other game.
Thursday’s semifinals at Woodside Park, both scheduled for 11 a.m., pit Ross against Grand River and Resurrection against St. John’s.
They follow the AAA boys’ semifinals that are slated for 9:30 a.m. and feature Ross against Sir John A. Macdonald Highlanders of Waterloo and Resurrection against Cameron Heights.
The boys’ final is slated for 12:30 p.m. and the girls’ final is to go at 2:30 p.m.
OWEN SOUND – The Bishop Macdonell Celtics are tot angle with the Erin Raiders in a semifinal match Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Owen Sound’s Kiwanis Complex.
Bishop Mac finished atop its pool Wednesday with a win and a tie while Erin was second in its pool with a win and a loss.
Bishop Mac tied St. David of Waterloo in a battle of Celtics. Claudia Golebiowski scored both goals for Bishop Mac.
Bishop Mac also blanked the Southwood Sabres of Cambridge 2-0. Goal scorers were not reported.
Erin edged the St. Mary’s Mustangs of Owen Sound 3-2 and was edged 4-3 by the Paris Panthers.
Erin Hornung, Taylor Paquette and Kyla Warren scored for Erin against St. Mary’s while Elizabeth Anderson, Morgan McLean and Dakota Poulten scored against Paris.
Paris and Southwood are to meet in the other semifinal while the championship match is slated for 1 p.m.
OWEN SOUND – The Bishop Macdonell Celtics advanced to Thursday’s playoff round following a win and a loss in a pair of 3-1 games in pool play Wednesday.
Bishop Mac was defeated by the St. David’s Celtics of Waterloo before the locals defeated the Galt Ghosts of Cambridge.
Connor Cosgrove had the goal against St. David’s while Ian Alexander, Julia Kati and Joey Rasso hit for a goal apiece against Galt.
The Celtics are to play the St. Mary’s Mustangs of Owen Sound in the semifinals Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at the Kiwanis Complex. The final is scheduled for 2:45 p.m.
WATERLOO – The Emmanuel Christian Eagles of Fergus are to compete in the semifinals Thursday at noon at RIM Park.
The Eagles are to play the Père René de Galinée Chevaliers of Cambridge.
Winner advances to the final against the winner of the other semifinal between the Kincardine Knights and Delhi Raiders.
The final is set for 4 p.m.
WATERLOO – It’s the same scenario for the Emmanuel Christian Eagles of Fergus in the boys’ tournament Thursday at RIM Park.
Like the girls, the Eagles boys are to play the Père René de Galinée Chevaliers of Cambridge in a 10 a.m. semifinal.
The winner gets a berth in the final against the winner of the other semifinal between the Kincardine Knights and Waterford Wolves.
The final is scheduled for 2 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal