Men’s And Women’s Golden Boot Races Heat Up
Ontario Soccer – Vaughan’s Whiteman scores seven, Windsor’s Pio and North Mississauga’s Briscoe score four apiece in Matchweek 12
July 18, 2017
Vaughan, ON – The League1 Ontario Golden Boot races were turned on their head in Matchweek 12 as several players racked up the goals.
In the men’s division, Vaughan Azzurri’s Jarek Whiteman set a League1 Ontario individual player record after scoring seven goals and leading the Vaughan Azzurri to an 11-1 away win over Pro Stars FC. With the goal haul, Whiteman moved from fifth to first in the men’s Golden Boot race.
Windsor TFC’s Noah Pio also ran up his personal goal tally with four against Aurora FC, which combined with a brace from his brother Michael Pio gave the travelling Windsor side a valuable road win. Noah Pio moved into joint-fifth in the men’s Golden Boot race with his goals.
In the women’s division, North Mississauga Panthers’ Cassandra Briscoe scored four in a 6-0 demolition of Aurora FC. After scoring three goals in her previous match, Briscoe’s form has brought her to second position in the women’s Golden Boot race – five goals behind FC London’s Jade Kovacevic, who was held to no goals this week by a stingy Durham defence.
Men’s Division Results
League1 Ontario history was made as Vaughan’s Jarek Whiteman set an individual record by scoring seven goals and leading the Azzurri to an 11-1 win over Pro Stars FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Wonder goals from Sigma’s Justin Stoddart and Giuliano Frano were enough to give the home side a 3-1 win over OSU Force. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Sibling duo Noah and Michael Pio combined for six goals on the road to defeat Aurora FC 6-1. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
A strong road performance by FC London earned a 3-2 result over Durham United FA and put the southern Ontario side into fourth in the west division. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Masters FA Saints continued their run of form and ascension through the table after beating North Mississauga Panthers 3-2. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
North Toronto Nitros scored five goals in under fifteen minutes to defeat Sanjaxx Lions 5-0 on Matchweek 12. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Abdulrahman Akinwande scored the lone goal in the contest as OSU Force defeated Windsor TFC 1-0 in the second game of a Matchweek 12 double-header for both sides. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Women’s Division Results – Presented by Peel Regional Police
Women’s division leaders Unionville Milliken SC played to a 1-1 away draw with third place side West Ottawa SC and remain four points clear at the top. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
FC London keeper Emily Gillet kept her sixth clean sheet of the 2017 campaign after a 0-0 away draw with Durham United FA. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Toronto Blizzard’s Sara Owusu scored the lone goal and teammate Michaela Hawthorn kept the clean sheet as the Blizzard beat Vaughan Azzurri 1-0. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
North Mississauga Panthers Cassandra Briscoe made it seven goals in two matchweeks after scoring four and leading the Panthers to 6-0 demolition of Aurora FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Woodbridge Strikers created a three way tie for third place in the women’s division after a 6-0 rout of Sanjaxx Lions. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
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