Celtics and Royals to meet to decide senior soccer title
GUELPH – As it turns out, second was the place to finish in the District 10 high school senior boys soccer league’s pool play last week.
Tuesday’s championship match is to pit the two second-place finishers, Bishop Macdonell Celtics and Ross Royals, against one another.
The semifinal victories by the Celtics and Royals were at different ends of the soccer spectrum as Bishop Mac cruised to victory while Ross needed a shootout to win.
The Celtics disposed of the Centre Wellington Falcons 7-1 in their semifinal. Gianluca Bianchi had a hat trick for Bishop Mac while Christopher Qushair, Ethan Fraser, Patrick Brousseau and Samuel Heitman added single goals. Centre Wellington’s goal was scored by Kelsi Mallany.
Ross edged Centennial Spartans 1-0 in penalty kicks in the other semifinal.
Centennial had finished first in Pool A with Bishop Mac second and Centre Wellington fourth. Ross was second in Pool B.
Tuesday’s final at College Heights is set for 3:30 p.m. Bishop Mac will be looking for their first title since 2017 while Ross last took the honours in 2016.
The senior final is to follow the junior championship match between Guelph CVI Green Gaels and Centennial that has been moved to 1 p.m. The Gaels are the defending champions, having won the title in 2019, while Centennial’s last title win was in 2000.
Bishop Macdonell 4 Guelph CVI 1
Gianluca Bianchi scored twice for Bishop Mac while Ethan Fraser and Christopher Qushair netted single goals.
Alex Zettel had the lone goal for GCVI.
Ross 4 Lourdes 0
Getting a goal apiece for Ross were David Aggyare-Tabbi, Jefferson Brown, Riley Mastrogiocomo and Leo Van Shevensteen. Liam Thompson had the shutout.
Centennial 5 St. James 0
Ali Syed had a hat trick for Centennial while Nick Joy and Fraaz Kamaldeen also scored.
Centre Wellington 3 Orangeville 2
Centre Wellington, fourth in Pool A after dropping three close games, surprised Orangeville Bears, first in Pool B with two one-goal wins and a tie, with the victory decided in penalty kicks.
Lourdes 3 St. James 1
Scorers Not Reported
Orangeville 4 Guelph CVI 3
Scorers Not Reported
- Guelph Sports Journal