St. Mary’s Eagles back atop CWOSSA junior soccer
GUELPH – The St. Mary’s Eagles of Kitchener did the usual as they got to hoist the CWOSSA high school junior boys’ soccer championship plaque Friday at the Gryphon Soccer Complex.
While it was the first time in four years St. Mary’s won the title, it was their 11th time overall since the start of the tournament in 2004. No other school has won it twice.
Huron Heights of Waterloo won it last year while the 2020 and 2021 tournaments were cancelled due to the pandemic. The Eagles posted their fourth consecutive win in 2019.
The Ross Royals are the lone Guelph team to ever win the tournament as they took top honours in 2012.
Friday, St. Mary’s downed the Centennial Spartans 7-2 in the final.
Dawson Piccinin Witzell scored twice for the Eagles while single goals were netted by Danilinho Richards, Emanuel Guerra Marin, Jake Guthro, Kaleb Redae and Dionis Jakupi.
Centennial’s scorers were not reported.
St. Mary’s gained its berth in the final with a 9-1 crushing of the Kitchener-Waterloo CVS (KCI) Raiders of Kitchener.
Jakupi had a hat trick for the Eagles while Christopher Curicheru, Richards, Guerra Marin, Gabriel Zaja, Guthro and Neo Buciurca added single goals.
Mario Linari had the lone goal for KCI.
The Spartans won the other semifinal 7-5 on penalty kicks after they and the Guelph CVI Green Gaels were tied 2-2 at the completion of regulation time and an extra period didn’t break the deadlock.
Marcus Kycia and Ibrahim Alasaad scored in regulation time for the Spartans while GCVI’s goals were netted by Jake Massotta and Omar Smith.
GCVI had beaten Centennial in last week’s District 10 junior final.
- Guelph Sports Journal