Celtics, Crusaders to clash in senior soccer final

GUELPH — The defending champion Bishop Macdonell Celtics and the Lourdes Crusaders are to tangle in the District 10 high school senior boys’ championship match Thursday after winning semifinal matches Tuesday.

The Celtics edged the Orangeville Bears 3-2 in penalty kicks while the Crusaders surprised the St. James Lions 3-1.

Bishop Mac had finished atop the standings at the end of the regular season with a 6-1-0 record while St. James was second at 5-1-1, Lourdes third at 4-2-1 and Orangeville fourth at 3-3-1.

The Celtics are to host Lourdes in Thursday’s final. Game time is 3:45 p.m.


Bishop Macdonell 3 Orangeville 2 (PK)

Bishop Mac outscored Orangeville 4-3 in the penalty-kick shootout to claim the 3-2 victory and a berth in the final.

John Gorski scored one of the regulation-time goals for Bishop Mac while the other was an own goal credited to Devon Corbit. Tyler Grondinger, Corbit, Joey Raso and Trent Claessens scored in penalty kicks.

Jaden Cork had both regulation-time goals for Orangeville.


Lourdes 3 St. James 1

Tyler Allesio, Sam Longo and B. Ezra had a goal apiece for Lourdes.

Jesse Chavez-Neves scored the lone goal for St. James.



The Centennial Spartans will be looking to win their first D10 junior boys’ soccer title since 2000 while the Orangeville Bears will be looking for their first since 2012 when they clash in Thursday’s final at Orangeville.

Both won semifinal matches Tuesday as Centennial defeated the Centre Wellington Falcons 3-1 and Orangeville edged the Guelph CVI Green Gaels 3-2.

Orangeville finished atop the standings at the completion of the regular season at a perfect 5-0-0. Centennial was second at 4-1-0, Centre Wellington fourth at 2-2-1 and Guelph CVI sixth at 0-5-0.

Game time Thursday is 3:30 p.m.


Centennial 3 Centre Wellington 1

Yinka Oggunote, Ethan Glascott and Providence scored for Centennial.

Kelsi Mallany netted the goal for Centre Wellington.


Orangeville 3 Guelph CVI 2

Scoring details not reported.


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