PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - The semifinals raced to a start with the Humber Hawks facing the Seneca Sting.
Game 5 of the OCAA Men's Soccer Championship brought a stiff competition with the Hawks and the Sting battling for possession. This stalemate was broken with Seneca scoring the first goal of the day. Scoring for the Sting was Cale Loughrey.
Humber quickly retaliated to Seneca's lead exerting more pressure against the Sting. This allowed the Hawks to earn two goals and in doing so stealing the lead from the Sting. Leaford Allen tied up the match for the Hawks and Max Ferrari scoring the goal that put Humber in the lead. From this, the Hawks held strong to their advantage against the Sting and were able to win the match.
The player of the games in the match were Ferrari for Humber and Anthony Gurrueri for Seneca. The Hawks will move on to face off against the Fanshawe Falcons in Saturday's gold medal match.
The Falcons were victorious over the Sheridan Bruins after a gritty match. The Bruins appeared to be the stronger team in the first half, holding onto possession of the ball and making some key goal attempts on the Falcons.
The turning point came for the Falcons in the second half following a stalemate for the entirety of the first half. Jonathan Kam and Malachi Morris were able to gain traction and able to breach the Bruins defence scoring for the Flacons.
The Falcons built on this momentum holding onto the lead in a match and securing their spot in the gold medal match on Saturday against the Humber Hawks.
The player of the games in the match were Jevontae Layne for Sheridan and Tomas Alvares for Fanshawe. The bronze medal match will feature the Seneca Sting and the Sheridan Bruins, which is set to gets underway at 12 p.m. The gold medal match kicks off at 3 p.m. featuring the Hawks and the Falcons.
Source: Fleming Knights
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Wednesday, October 23
Game #1: Humber def. Algonquin 1-0
Game #2: Seneca def. UTM 6-2
Game #3: Sheridan def. Durham 2-0
Game #4: Fanshawe def. Fleming 3-0
Friday, October 25
Game #5: Humber def. Seneca 2-1
Game #6: Fanshawe def. Sheridan 2-0
Saturday, October 26
Bronze Medal Match
Game #7: Seneca vs. Sheridan - 12 p.m.
Winning team presented OCAA Bronze Medal at conclusion of match
Gold Medal Match
Game #8: Humber vs. Fanshawe - 3 p.m.
OCAA Gold and Silver Medals presented at conclusion of match
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