Spartans create three-way deadlock for second in senior soccer
GUELPH – The Centennial Spartans climbed into a three-way tie for second place in the District 10 high school senior boys’ soccer standings by knocking off the previously unbeaten Bishop Macdonell Celtics 5-1 Tuesday at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
“It’s been a very good start,” Centennial coach Rupesh Panday said of the beginning of the season for the Spartans. “We started off with a very tough loss to Orangeville, 3-2, but since then we’ve come back with two wins. Things are looking good – the team’s gelling.”
The win leaves Centennial, Bishop Mac and St. James Lions in a deadlock for second at 2-1-0. Orangeville Scarlet Bears lead at 4-0-0 and are the only unbeaten team.
“BM’s a very strong team historically and we seemed to get it together and in the second half really came on,” Panday said.
The Spartans did score three of their goals in the second half and the majority of the play that half was in Bishop Mac’s end.
Five players scored for Centennial as the goals were netted by Zach Godwin, Ethan Glascott, Francisco Ortiz, Ola Ogunnote and Isaac Hayes.
Joey Raso had the lone goal for Bishop Mac.
Ross 5 Guelph CVI 2
Ross scored the final three goals of the game for the win as the score had been tied early in the second half.
Scoring for Ross were Brock Ahmet, Nolan Calderwood, Angelo Morreale Jr., Jack Nethercott and William Rodenburg.
Ben Durbin and Kion Chirani responded with single goals for GCVI.
St. James 5 Lourdes 3
Kean Indoe powered St. James with a four-goal outing while Denver Drewery also scored.
Sebastian Porcellato tallied twice for Lourdes and Noah Gabrahanes scored once.
Orangeville 2 Centre Wellington 1
Andrew Paolucci scored both goals for Orangeville.
Aiden Battaglia replied for Centre Wellington.
Ross 3 Guelph CVI 2
Luke Shrives had a pair of goals for Ross while Jeff Brown scored the other one.
Hudson Bardwell and Mile Macesic had a goal apiece for GCVI.
- Guelph Sports Journal