Ross Royals lone Guelph squad in field hockey semifinals

GUELPH – The Ross Royals were the lone Guelph-based squad to survive the District 4/10 girls’ field hockey quarter-finals Wednesday.

While Ross defeated the Wellington Heights Wolverines of Mount Forest, the Centennial Spartans fell to the Centre Dufferin Royals of Shelburne, the Bishop Macdonell Celtics were edged by the Orangeville Bears in a shootout and the Guelph CVI Green Gaels were nipped by the Centre Wellington Falcons of Fergus.

Ross had finished atop the league standings at the completion of the regular season with a 6-0-1 record. They were followed by GCVI (6-1-0), Orangeville (4-2-1), Centennial and Centre Dufferin (both at 2-3-2), Bishop Mac and Centre Wellington (both at 2-4-1) and Wellington Heights (0-7-0).

Friday’s semifinals, both to be played at Varsity Field, features Ross against Centre Wellington at 11 a.m. and Orangeville against Centre Dufferin at 12:30 p.m.

Winners are to advance to the league final Monday at 4 p.m. at Varsity Field.

Ross has won the past three league titles, the first of that stretch in 2016 being their first league crown since 1992.


Ross 5 Wellington Heights 0

Abby Auger, Kennedy Queen, Mara Scott, Sarah Taylor and Sascha Woolcott scored the goals for Ross. Acacia Douglas-Henke was credited with the shutout.


Centre Dufferin 1 Centennial 0

Centre Dufferin’s lone goal came in the first half. The scorer’s identity was not reported.


Orangeville 4 Bishop Macdonell 2

The teams needed a shootout to decide a winner after regulation time and overtime failed to produce a goal.

Maeva Baldassarra, Emily Curry, Sarah Innes and Rachel Mugford scored for Orangeville.

J. Moroz and O. Howse responded with the goals for Bishop Mac.


Centre Wellington 2 Guelph CVI 1

Carson Lean and Delaney Spicer scored for the Falcons in Centre Wellington’s surprise victory.

Michaela Rankin had the lone goal for GCVI.


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