OUA M-SOCCER ROUNDUP: WEEKEND WIN FOR NO. 6-RANKED TORONTO

NORTH BAY, Ont. - The Toronto Varsity Blues No. 6 men's soccer team came away with a 3-1 victory on Sat., Oct. 4 at Education Centre Field in North Bay, Ont.

Nordo Gooden (Kingston, Jamaica) opened up the scoring for the Blues in the 17th minute of the match and third-year midfielder Mario Nallira (Toronto, Ont.) potted one of his own to give the Blues a 2-0 lead at the half.

Fourth-year Burlington native Niko Pesa scored his fifth goal of the season in the 54th minute of the game. Nipissing forward Shayn Karn (Callander, Ont.) answer back just one minute later but Toronto's strong defensive play would prevail, giving the Blues a 3-1 victory.

Source: Varsity Blues Athletics

YORK 2, BROCK 1

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock Badgers men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to the No. 1-nationally ranked York Lions at home Sunday afternoon.

Freshman Mazaqfar Rahaamtulla gave the Badgers an early 1-0 lead 10 minutes into the game as he scored his third goal of the season.

York's Doug Sereti (Toronto, Ont.) tied the game in the 39th minute beating Brock goalkeeper Lee Wesselius (Bowmanville, Ont.) for his second goal of the year.

In the 70th minute, Frank Bruno (Toronto, Ont.) would carry it in all alone from 25 yards out burying into the bottom left corner for the game winner. He now ranks second in the CIS with eight goals in 10 games.

Source: Badgers Athletics

WATERLOO 1, WINDSOR 0
GUELPH 3, WINDSOR 3


WINDSOR, Ont. - The Windsor Lancers men's soccer team, in danger of missing the playoffs following a restructuring of the OUA West standings, failed to gain any ground on the team's ahead of them in recording just a single point this weekend.

In their opening contest against Waterloo, the team game out strong as they generated a number of quality scoring opportunities. In the 18th minute, Steve Alaimo (Ancaster, Ont.) blasted a shot from the top of the box but rang it off the post. In the 34th minute, it was Gino Berardi's (LaSalle, Ont.) turn to try and put the Lancers in front but he was denied by Waterloo keeper Mike Saccone (Aurora, Ont.).

Those missed opportunities would come back to haunt the Lancers when Waterloo took the lead in the 58th minute. Chris Lam (Guelph, Ont.) would finish off some great passing from Waterloo's attackers to make it 1-0 for the Warriors.

Following the goal, the play got scrappy as four yellow cards were issued between the two teams. However, no quality chances were generated by either team resulting in a 1-0 Waterloo victory.

On Sunday against Guelph, the Gryphons came out strong and jumped ahead to an early 2-0 lead. Goals from Daryl Kerr in the 23rd minute and Steve Johnstone (Ottawa, Ont.) in the 27th minute, paced Guelph to the advantage. This set the stage for a wild second half.

Windsor would come out strong and were rewarded with a goal just six minutes into the half. Alaimo finished off a great pass, beating the Waterloo keeper to pull the Lancers to within a goal.

In the 68th minute, Windsor would storm back to tie the game as Ryan Wise (St. Thomas, Ont.) chipped it over the outstretched keeper following a great play by Petre D'Amore (Windsor, Ont.).

Late in the game, with the result all but assured, the Gryphons would stun the crowd as Angus Moylan (St. Mary's, Ont.) found the back of the Windsor cage to give Guelph a lead they would surely not relinquish. However, under a minute later, Wise would score his second of the game and team-leading fourth of the season, to send the crowd into a frenzy, tying the game at 3.

Source: Lancers Athletics

LAURENTIAN 1, RYERSON 0

SUDBURY, Ont. - The Ryerson Rams fell 1-0 to the Laurentian Voyageurs in OUA men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon in Sudbury.

The game's only goal came off of a penalty kick from the Voyageurs Tony Tagliafierro (Sudbury, Ont.) late in the second half after the Rams were called for a hand ball violation in front of their own net.

Ryerson keeper Robert Paolozzi (Toronto, Ont.) made four saves in a losing effort, while Tagliafierro recorded five stops on the afternoon.

Source: Rams Athletics

QUEEN'S 2, TRENT 0

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – The Queen's men's soccer team went to Trent University with a goal of victory and they were not disappointed.

The men started the day off with a convincing 2-0 victory. Goaltender Tyler Lewis (Maple Ridge, Ont.) took control in the second stopping all three of the Excalibur shots recording his second straight shutout.

The offensive touch came in the first half of play and that is all that was needed. Patrick Zanetti (Carp, Ont.) and Michael Arnold (London, Ont.) scored in the first to give the Gaels the lead.

Source: Gaels Athletics

WESTERN 2, WATERLOO 1

LONDON, Ont. - The Western Mustangs defeated the Waterloo Warriors 2-1 on home turf.

The Warriors dominated the first half against the Mustangs, however, struggled around the goal.

The game began to stretch in the second half with both teams creating several chances. Western opened the scoring early in the second half, before Waterloo's Peyman Charkhzarin (Kitchener, Ont.) found the equalizer in the 75th minute.

The last 15 minutes was up and down with Western receiving a free kick just out side the 18-yard box in the 90th minute. Western took advantage and scored the go-ahead marker. A very entertaining game played by both teams with Western winning 2-1.

Source: Warriors Athletics

OUA SCOREBOARD

Saturday, October 4

Toronto 3, Nipissing 1
Laurentian 1, Ryerson 0
Carleton 0, Trent 0
York 3, McMaster 0
Brock 2, Laurier 0
Western 1, Guelph 0
Waterloo 1, Windsor 0
Queen's 5, RMC 0

Sunday, October 5
Nipissing 1, Ryerson 0
Toronto 0, Laurentian 0
Queen's 2, Trent 0
Laurier 2, McMaster 0
York 2, Brock 1
Western 2, Waterloo 1
Guelph 3, Windsor 3
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