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Royals, Celtics unbeaten after first week of girls’ soccer

GUELPH – The Ross Royals and Bishop Macdonell Celtics stand as the lone undefeated teams in the District 10 high school girls’ soccer league following the opening week of play.

It was also the first week of league play since 2019 as both the 2020 and 2021 seasons were cancelled due to the global pandemic.

Each of the league’s eight teams played a single game Tuesday while all eight gathered at St. James Thursday to play two games apiece.

Ross stands atop the league standings following a trio of 1-0 victories while Bishop Mac is third after a win and two ties.

Sandwiched between the Royals and Celtics are the St. James Lions, the league’s top-scoring team through the first three games. St. James netted a total of nine goals in two wins and a loss.

Regular-season play resumes next week with the teams playing one game apiece on Tuesday and two each on Thursday with Thursday’s games being at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.

The regular season is to wrap up with each team getting a game May 10.

Quarter-finals are to go May 12 with semifinals May 17 and the championship game May 20.

In the following results full names are included where they’re available.


Centre Wellington 2 Bishop Macdonell 2

Bishop Mac scored the first two goals of the game before Centre Wellington rallied with its two goals.

Scorers were not reported.


Centennial 2 Guelph CVI 1

The SCs connected for goals in the first half for Centennial as Sydney Coolman and Sam Caputo scored.

Maddy Purdy tallied in the second half for GCVI.


St. James 2 Lourdes 0

Elivia Garbuio and Marlyse Myeller had a goal apiece for St. James.


Ross 1 Orangeville 0

Waller scored in the second half for Ross while Amber Spira had the shutout.


Bishop Macdonell 1 Centennial 1

Sam Caputo picked up the goal for Centennial while Vair scored for Bishop Mac.


Guelph CVI 2 Centre Wellington 0

Scoring for GCVI were Maddy Purdy and Anna Oey-Smith.


Ross 1 St. James 0

The game’s lone goal was scored by Mya Chin while Amber Spira had the clean sheet.


Lourdes 1 Orangeville 1

Pherson scored for Orangeville while McKenzie replied for Lourdes.


Bishop Macdonell 1 Lourdes 0

V. Gamboa scored the game’s only goal.


Ross 1 Guelph CVI 0

Maya Payne hit for the lone goal of the game while Amber Spira had the shutout for Ross.


Orangeville 3 Centennial 1

Orangeville received goals from Philips, Pimovska and Plensa.

Caputo responded with the goal for Centennial.


St. James 7 Centre Wellington 1

Olivia Pozzobon and Laura Gemin netted two goals apiece for St. James while single goals were added by Tessa Arulampalam, Regan Elliot and Marlyse Mueller.

Ariana De Ruvo had the goal for Centre Wellington.


  • Guelph Sports Journal