League1 Ontario Kicks Off 2017 Women’s Division
Ontario Soccer – Old Rivalries Rekindled And A New Region Welcomed Into Ontario’s Pro-Am League
May 10, 2017
Vaughan, ON – League1 Ontario kicked off it’s 2017 Women’s Division on the weekend of May 5-7 with five matches, featuring international-level players, heated derbies, the inauguration of a brand new region – West Ottawa Soccer Club hosted the 2016 L1 Cup Champions Vaughan Azzurri – and a surprise defeat of a freshly-minted Toronto Azzurri Blizzard at the Ontario Soccer Centre.
In League1 Ontario Men’s Matchweek Two action, Ottawa representatives Ottawa South United shot to the top of the west division with their second consecutive win, Sigma FC raised eyebrows with a one-sided result against Toronto FC III, and 2015 title-holders Oakville Blue Devils finished off Toronto FC satellite club, Windsor TFC.
Men’s Division Results
Nathaniel Marksman lived up to the name with a brace for North Mississauga in 3-1 victory over Brampton-based Pro Stars FC. Click here to link to the recap.
Reigning League1 men’s champions Vaughan Azzurri scraped by Scarborough-based Toronto Skillz Academy in a 3-2 final. Click here to link to the recap.
Aurora FC and North Toronto Nitros hammered out a “take no prisoners” 1-1 draw. Click here to link to the recap.
Ottawa South United Force soundly defeated Scarborough-based Masters FA Saints 5-1. Click here to link to the recap.
Canadian international Johnny Grant leads Sigma FC to take down Junior Reds side Toronto FC III with one-sided 4-1 scoreline. Click here to link to the recap.
2016 Men’s West division champs FC London took home a first win of 2017 at the expense of Sanjaxx Lions. Click here to link to the recap.
Oakville Blue Devils thrashed out a 1-0 defeat over Windsor TFC. Click here to link to the recap.
Former TFC and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Dylan Carrierro scores wonder goal for Woodbridge Strikers in 1-0 defeat of Durham United FA. Click here to link to the recap.
Women’s Division Results – Presented by Peel Regional Police
North Mississauga Panthers showed their class and speed in 4-1 defeat of Darby FC. Click here to link to the recap.
Ukrainian Senior National Team player Kozlova shows her class while leading Woodbridge Strikers to 2-1 road win at Durham United FA. Click here to link to the recap.
Canadian international and Unionville Milliken SC player Samantha Chang finished off Aurora FC with a final goal in 3-1 win. Click here to link to the recap.
Canadian classic club Toronto Azzurri Blizzard returned to the senior circuit but Sanjaxx Lions spoiled the party with 1-0 win. Click here to link to the recap.
Poland U20 forward Anna Kowalczyk and OUA West All-Star Kiyani Johnson led Vaughan Azzurri to 2-1 win over West Ottawa Soccer Club in inaugural match in nation’s capitol. Click here to link to the recap.
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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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