Big Individual Performances Dominate Matchweek 17
Ontario Soccer – Free-scoring displays from men’s and women’s stars entertain and propel title hopes forward
August 22, 2017
Vaughan, ON – With everything on the line in the final League1 Ontario 2017 seasonal stretch, several individuals came to the fore to drive their respective teams into championship territory.
In the men’s division, Khody Ellis scored four and Mathew Santos scored three en route to an 11-0 crushing of Windsor TFC Stars that pushed the Blue Devils into a three point lead in the men’s west division.
Men’s Golden Boot leader and former Canada national team program player Jarek Whiteman scored another hat-trick to bring his total to 20 on the season, sinking Durham United FA 4-2 and putting Vaughan Azzurri two points out of first place in the men’s east division.
North Toronto’s Niklas Bauer scored a brace in the Nitros 3-1 win over Toronto Skillz. It was Bauer’s fifth goal in two matches, and kept third-place Nitros in the hunt for the division title, with only four points separating them from the top.
In the women’s division, North Mississauga Panthers’ Laura Twidle pushed into third in the golden boot race with a tally in the 2-0 defeat of Aurora FC that keeps the Panthers five points clear at the top of the women’s division.
FC London’s former Canada national team players – Jade Kovacevic and Ashley Campbell – scored hat-tricks, while current Canada U17 player Kaila Novak put the nail in the coffin with a late strike to guide the second place women’s division side to a 8-0 rout of Aurora FC.
Men’s Division Results
Another Jarek Whiteman hat-trick put him seven goals clear at the top of the men’s Golden Boot race and handed Vaughan Azzurri a 4-2 win over Durham United FA. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
FC London’s Elvir Gigolaj (50′, 87′) led the way with a brace as the Londoners beat Sanjaxx Lions 4-0 at German Canadian Club, London. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
North Mississauga potted second half goals and got a clean sheet from Adam Majer to cruise to a 2-0 result over Pro Stars FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Oakville Blue Devils blazed a trail into first place in the men’s west division with a resounding 11-0 defeat of Windsor TFC Stars. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Niklas Bauer scored a brace for North Toronto – his fifth in two matches – to help the Nitros to a 3-1 win over Toronto Skillz. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Women’s Division Results – Presented by Peel Regional Police
North Mississauga SC extended their lead at the top of the women’s division to five points following a 2-0 win over Aurora FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
It ended all square at 2-2 between east-GTA rivals Darby FC and Durham United FA after a last minute goal from Guyana international Brianna De Souza for Durham. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Unionville Milliken SC got a late goal from Tyra Gordon to get a 1-1 draw with Sanjaxx Lions and remain in the title hunt. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
FC London’s cast of former and current national team program players made an impression in a 8-0 defeat of Aurora FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Arielle Kabangu continued to show her scoring prowess with a late goal for West Ottawa SC to secure a 1-0 result over Sanjaxx Lions. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
A tight battle between two of the women’s division top four sides fell 3-2 in favour of Vaughan Azzurri over Unionville Milliken SC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Hungarian internatonal Katalin Tolnai and Ontario provincial team player Brigitta Pulins scored braces to guide Woodbridge Strikers to a 4-1 result over Toronto Azzurri Blizzard. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
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About Ontario Soccer
Founded in 1901, Ontario Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization in Canada. Its members include more than 650 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials. Ontario Soccer develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders. Ontario Soccer also operates League1 Ontario, a provincial professional-amateur men’s and women’s league as well as the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).
About League1 Ontario
League1 Ontario is the only professional-amateur, standards-based, league in Ontario. Founded in 2014, the league began with a 10 team Men’s division, which has now grown to 16 teams and includes a separate 11-team women’s division. League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between the youth, amateur ranks and the full-on professional sides. Sanctioned by Ontario Soccer, the league’s focus, first and foremost, is the development of Canada’s future stars.
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