Spartans clip Gaels in field hockey playoff opener
GUELPH – The Centennial Spartans opened the District 4/10 high school girls’ field hockey’s quarter-finals by slipping by the Bishop Macdonell Celtics 3-1 Wednesday at the University of Guelph’s Varsity Field.
While the Spartans had finished fifth in the standings with five points, one point behind the fourth-place Celtics, they had defeated Bishop Mac on their opening day of the regular season.
In the playoff match, Keely O’Connor, Abigail Milne and Tristan Helps had a goal apiece for Centennial.
Holly Emeny scored for Bishop Mac.
The Spartans advance to face the Ross Royals in Monday’s semifinals.
Centre Wellington 1 Centre Dufferin 0
Ellen Bouwman had the lone goal of the game as the third-place Falcons edged the sixth-place Royals of Shelburne.
Centre Wellington is to play Orangeville in Monday’s semifinals.
Semifinal victors advance to next Wednesday’s final.
Orangeville 9 Guelph CVI 2
The second-place Bears received goals from nine players — Marika Witt, Ruby Dickinson, Hannah Stamper, Brianna Price, Addison Stenzel, Nikola Adsetts-Adams, Rachel Mugford, Caitlin Mount and Ana Dimovska.
Halle Pulley and Heidi Woolcott scored for the seventh-place Gaels.
Ross 7 Wellington Heights 0
Leah Penner connected for four goals to lead the first-place Royals to the shutout win over the eighth-place Wolverines. Cecilia Lee, Amber Spira and Mara Scott added single goals while Helena Born picked up the shutout in net for Ross.
- Guelph Sports Journal