Spartans, Royals set for championship date Friday
GUELPH – The Centennial Spartans and Ross Royals have been on a trajectory to meet in the District 10 high school girls’ soccer league final almost since the start of the season.
It’s to become a reality Friday afternoon as they’re to tangle in the championship match at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
Both advanced to the title game with semifinal victories on their home fields Tuesday.
The first-place Spartans remained unbeaten thanks to a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes of their game as they edged the fourth-place Orangeville Bears 2-1.
The second-place Royals left the third-place Bishop Macdonell Celtics behind with a 7-0 win. The Celtics, though, will be the league’s representative in next week’s CWOSSA AA championship tournament.
Centennial edged Ross 2-1 in one of the games on the opening day of the regular season April 27 at the Gryphon Soccer Complex. The teams played twice each that day.
Centennial 2 Orangeville 1
After a scoreless first half, Orangeville’s Stephanie Hurst opened the scoring early in the second half.
The Spartans pulled even on a fortunate rebound on a free kick and then scored the winner a couple of minutes later on a well-placed free kick, same as Orangeville had done to open the scoring.
Avery Goodchild and Elise Evans scored for Centennial.
Ross 7 Bishop Macdonell 0
The Royals received goals from seven players as single goals were netted by Emily Bruce, Mya Chin, Brooke Hoyer, Ava Hunyady, Lily Spadafore, Isabelle Thornton and Greta Waller.
Amber Spira had the clean sheet in net.
- Guelph Sports Journal