District 10 boys’ soccer championship games set
GUELPH – The championship game combatants have been decided in both the District 10 high school boys’ soccer’s senior and junior leagues following semifinal play Tuesday at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
All four games were played on the University of Guelph campus due to poor conditions on local high school grass fields.
The defending champion Bishop Macdonell Celtics and the Guelph CVI Green Gaels collected wins in the senior semifinals while the Centre Wellington Falcons and Ross Royals had surprising wins in the junior semifinals.
Senior Boys’ Soccer
Bishop Mac is to host GCVI in the final Thursday at 1:45 p.m. at Bishop Mac.
The teams battled to a 1-1 standoff during the regular season.
While Bishop Mac is the defending champion, GCVI last won the senior crown in 2008, but won the junior title in a shortened season last year.
Bishop Macdonell 6 Orangeville 2
The Celtics scored five times in the first half before Orangeville staged a bit of a comeback in the second half before the game was halted and eventually called due to an injury following a collision between two opposing players. The game was judged to be complete as it was about midway through the second half when the injury incurred.
Scoring details were not reported.
Guelph CVI 2 Centennial 0
The Gaels scored both of their goals in the second half.
M. Trjula and Wares Heddokheel netted the goals while Nate Bardwell had the shutout.
Junior Boys’ Soccer
Ross is to host the junior final Thursday at 4 p.m.
The Royals defeated the Falcons 7-2 in league play earlier this month.
Ross last won the junior title in 2017 while Centre Wellington will be looking for their first junior crown.
Ross 4 Bishop Macdonell 0
Ander Garcia Alvarez and Josh Verma each scored twice for Ross.
Ross finished the regular season in third place in the six-team league at 3-2-0 while Bishop Mac was second at 3-1-1.
Centre Wellington 1 Guelph CVI 0
Sebastian Blonde connected for the lone goal of the game while L. Taylor had the clean sheet in the Centre Wellington net.
Centre Wellington finished the regular season in fifth place at 1-3-1 while GCVI was first at 4-1-0. With wins in the quarter-finals and semifinals, the Falcons won more playoff games than regular-season matches.
- Guelph Sports Journal