Oakville, On - With the return of the students to Sheridan in early September, it also means the return of Varsity Sports. Our Women's Soccer team is now one third of the way into their 2019 Schedule and off to a good start with a 2-1-0 record.
They opened their 2019 season in London against the defending OCAA Gold Medalist, the Fanshawe Falcons(2-0-1), where they receive a setback of 2-1. The team was disappointed with the final outcome, but the Coaching staff felt everyone contributed and worked hard. The offense generated some good scoring opportunities but were only able to tally once. On the defensive side of the ball, the girls played desperate and inspired soccer, keeping the Falcons to the outside where possible and limiting their scoring chances. A stellar performance was turned in by keeper Savanna Wood, (4th year) limiting Fanshawe to 2 goals. Although the Bruins pressed hard to get the equalizer, the Falcons were able to keep them off the scoresheet in the dying minutes to preserve the win.
This past weekend the Bruins hosted the Lambton Lions (0-2-1) for their Home Opener. The Bruins still feeling the sting from their 2-1 loss to Fanshawe the weekend prior, ramped up their offense against the Lions to an 8-0 victory. This win showed the growing confidence and strength of the team. On the Sunday, the St. Clair Saints came to town for an afternoon game. The growing confidence from the Saturday game spilled over to Sunday as the Bruins prevailed 2-0 over St. Clair College. This rain-soaked game added a new element of difficulty for the ladies who seemed not to be fazed by it. Defence was strong and the offence continued to push the pace, catching some Saint defenders out of place on 2 occasions. Bruins Head Coach Paul Angelini felt the commitment was there, both offensively and defensively, over the two game homestand.
A third of the way into their 2019 schedule, the lady Bruins are well on their way to successful season. The coming weeks will see battles against the; Conestoga Condors(2-1), Redeemer Royals (0-3), Humber Hawks (1-1-1), Niagara Knights (1-1), Mohawk Mountaineers (2-0) and U of T Mississauga Eagles (0-2-1).
Let's all get out and support our Bruins soccer this weekend at 12:00pm against the Conestoga Condors at the Trafalgar field and cheer them on to a third straight victory.