NORTH YORK, Ont. - More than 180 minutes of gameplay across two games did nothing to separate the Sheridan Bruins men's soccer team (8-0-5 OCAA) and Humber, with both contests ending in stalemates. When they meet for the third time in a 25-day stretch there will be a winner and they will be crowned as OCAA Champions.
"We're very familiar with them, as they are with us," head coach Andrew Seuradge said. "We always seem to play close, intense games, and I'm expecting tomorrow to be no different. We are going to need to keep a 100 per cent effort level from opening kick until final whistle."
In their first meeting, Cyrus Rollocks scored first for the Bruins, converting from a near impossible angle. A brace from Jaineil Hoilett gave Humber a 2-1 advantage, but Sheridan would equalize on a Manuel Morgado penalty kick.
In the regular season finale, Morgado scored to put the Double Blue on top early, but Aziah Reid equalized for the Hawks.
Humber advanced to the title game after a 7-1 quarter-final win over Niagara, and a 2-1 semi final triumph over Fanshawe.
Sheridan will be without two key players however, as Rahim Thorpe was suspended after being sent off in the semi final, and Morgado picked up a one-game ban after collecting a yellow card in each of the Bruins' three playoff games.