Local squads in girls’ First on Turf semifinals
GUELPH – Two local teams enter Sunday’s third day of play in Guelph Soccer’s First on the Turf girls’ tournament assured of playing in their age group’s semifinals.
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red are in the semifinals in under-16 as that age group completed its preliminary round-robin pool play Saturday and Rockwood FC will advance in under-13 after scoring wins in both of its pool play games.
In under-16, the Junior Gryphons Red had a win and a loss Saturday as they defeated Milton Magic Blue 1-0 and lost 1-0 to Oakville A. They had tied Cambridge United A 0-0 Friday night and are to play Oakville B in the semifinals. Oakville B had two wins and a tie.
Guelph Gryphons Black suffered three losses in that age group as they were defeated 3-0 by Milton Magic Blue Friday and 5-0 by Oakville A and 4-0 by Oakville B Saturday.
In under-13, Rockwood won both of its Saturday games as it edged the Junior Gryphons Black 1-0 and downed Saltfleet Stoney Creek 6-1. Rockwood is to finish pool play with a game against Milton Magic Sunday morning that is to decide the pool’s semifinal seedings as Milton also won twice earlier in the tournament.
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red are also in the running to move into the semifinals in under-13. They had a win and a loss in pool play as they defeated Waterloo United B 2-0 Friday and lost 3-1 to Bradford Eagles Saturday. They’re to play winless Mount Hamilton Sunday morning. Guelph Junior Gryphons Black won’t move on as they lost to Rockwood and 3-0 to Milton Magic.
Both Guelph Junior Gryphons Red and Black are in the running to move on in under-14 as both have a win and a tie following two games in pool play. Junior Gryphons Red tied Milton Magic 0-0 Friday and dropped Bradford Eagles 5-0 Saturday while Junior Gryphons Black edged Oakville Wild 1-0 Friday and tied Muskoka FC 1-1 Saturday.
Junior Gryphons Red are in the reckoning to move on to the under-15 semifinals after they had a win and a loss Saturday. They lost 1-0 to Oakville B and rebounded with a 2-0 win over Oakville Wild. They’re to play the Bradford Eagles to complete pool play Sunday and the winner advances to the semifinals. If they tie, a tie-breaker will be required and the teams enter Sunday’s game with identical win (1), loss (1), goals for (2) and goals against (1) numbers.
A win or tie in their final pool play game Sunday will put Junior Gryphons Red into the under-17 semifinals. They had a win and a loss Saturday as they beat King City Royals 4-0 and were nipped 1-0 by North Mississauga Panthers. Junior Gryphons Red are to play winless Hamilton Sparta to finish pool play.
Scores and standings were not kept in the younger age groups, under-9 to under-12, as their tournament action was a one-day tune-up for their regular-season play.
Finals on the Gryphon Soccer Complex’s East field have the under-13 championship at 3:45 p.m. followed by the under-14 final at 5 p.m. The under-16 final starts the gold-medal matches on the West field at 4 p.m. while under-17 final is to follow at 5:15 p.m. and under-15 final wrap it up beginning at 6:15 p.m.
Rockwood FC 1 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
Bradford Eagles 3 Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 1
Waterloo United B 1 Mount Hamilton 0
Milton Magic 2 Saltfleet Stoney Creek 0
Bradford Eagles 3 Mount Hamilton 0
Rockwood FC 6 Saltfleet Stoney Creek 1
Oak Ridges Knights Blue 1 Muskoka FC 0
Paris FC 3 Bradford Eagles 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 1 Muskoka FC 1
Paris FC 1 Milton Magic 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 5 Bradford Eagles 0
Oak Ridges Knights Blue 1 Oakville Wild 0
Oakville B 1 Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 0
Bradford Eagles 2 Oakville Wild 0
Ajax FC Red 1 Ancaster Titans 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 2 Oakville Wild 0
Oakville B 1 Bradford Eagles 0
Kitchener Academy 5 Ancaster Titans 0
Oakville A 0 Ajax FC Red 0
Oakville B 1 Milton Magic Blue 0
Oakville A 5 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
Oakville B 4 Guelph Junior Gryphons Black 0
Oakville A 1 Cambridge United A 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 1 Milton Magic Blue 0
Oakville A 1 Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 0
Oakville B 1 Cambridge United A 1
Burlington Bayhawks White 3 Hamilton Sparta 0
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 4 King City Royals 0
Oakville Wild B 2 North Mississauga Panthers 2
North Mississauga Panthers 1 Guelph Junior Gryphons Red 0
Oakville Wild B 2 Hamilton Sparta 0
Burlington Bayhawks White 1 King City Royals 0
Saltfleet Stoney Creek vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Black at Alumni Stadium, 8 a.m.
Bradford Eagles vs. Waterloo United B at East, 8 a.m.
Rockwood FC vs. Milton Magic at Varsity Field, 8 a.m.
Mount Hamilton vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Red at West, 8 a.m.
Semifinal at Varsity Field, 11 a.m.
Semifinal at Varsity Field, 12:15 p.m.
Final at East, 3:45 p.m.
Paris FC vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Red at Alumni Stadium, 9 a.m.
Muskoka FC vs. Oakville Wild at East, 9 a.m.
Bradford Eagles vs. Milton Magic at Varsity Field, 9 a.m.
Oak Ridges Knights Blue vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Black at West, 9 a.m.
Semifinal at Alumni Stadium, 12 p.m.
Semifinal at Alumni Stadium, 1:15 p.m.
Final at East, 5 p.m.
Ancaster Titans vs. Oakville A at Varsity Field, 10 a.m.
Oakville Wild vs. Oakville B at Alumni Stadium, 11 a.m.
Ajax FC Red vs. Kitchener Academy at East, 11 a.m.
Bradford Eagles vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Red at West, 11 a.m.
Semifinal at East, 2:30 p.m.
Semifinal at West, 2:30 p.m.
Final at West, 6:15 p.m.
Semifinal, Oakville A vs. Milton Magic Blue at East, 12 p.m.
Semifinal, Oakville B vs. Guelph Junior Gryphons Red at West, 12 p.m.
Final at West, 4 p.m.
King City Royals vs. North Mississauga Panthers at Alumni Stadium, 10 a.m.
Oakville Wild B vs. Burlington Bayhawks White at East, 10 a.m.
Guelph Junior Gryphons Red vs. Hamilton Sparta at West, 10 a.m.
Semifinal at East, 1:15 p.m.
Semifinal at West, 1:15 p.m.
Final at West, 5:15 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal