Women’s Division Table Tightens Up
League1 Ontario – Vaughan, ON – The League1 Ontario women’s division has bottle-necked with six teams at the top within striking distance of first place.
Unionville Milliken SC, league leaders, dropped points to Aurora FC after a strike by former Canada U-20 player Victoria Pickett, while Durham United and North Mississauga gathered momentum in their one-sided 7-0 and 12-1 respective wins over Woodbridge Strikers and Darby FC.
Vaughan Azzurri also closed to within three points of first following a 2-0 result over fourth place side West Ottawa.
On the men’s side, the 2017 League1 Ontario All-Star match turned heads mid-week as the top players in League1 defeated the best of the Quebec PLSQ league following a 1-0 result courtesy of a strike by Sigma FC midfielder Giuliano Frano.
In the men’s league action, Woodbridge Strikers extended their lead in the east division following a 4-0 win over Pro Stars, and losses from immediate challengers Vaughan Azzurri, North Toronto Nitros.
Oakville Blue Devils continue to stick tight on Sigma FC’s heels in the men’s west division, winning 2-0 over Vaughan Azzurri just as Sigma defeated North Toronto Nitros at University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium.
Men’s Division Results
The 2017 League1 Ontario Men’s All-Star match took centre-stage mid-week as over 800 supporters at the gala event watched League1 All-Stars successfully topple their PLSQ counterparts from Quebec following a strike from Sigma’s Giuliano Frano. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Daniel Oshana led FC London to a 3-1 win over Aurora FC with two well-taken goals. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Two goals from OSU Force’s Marco Natoli led the Ottawans to a 5-0 dismantling of Sanjaxx Lions and puts Natoli fourth in League1 Ontario Golden Boot race. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Former Rochester Rhinos player Dominic Samuel scored for Sigma FC to preserve their unbeaten streak atop the men’s west division following a 2-0 result over North Toronto Nitros. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Nicholas Osorio returned from injury and bagged two for the Junior Reds to guide them to a 3-1 win over Masters FA Saints. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Oakville Blue Devils unlocked Vaughan Azzurri on Matchweek 13, downing the home side 2-0 after goals from Mathew Santos and Nolyn Do Nascimento. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Woodbridge Strikers extended their lead at the top of the men’s east division after a clean sheet from former Toronto FC keeper Quillan Roberts in a 4-0 result over Pro Stars. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
North Mississauga Panthers found late goals from Nicholas Goddard and Andi Montina to get a 4-2 away 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
The League1 Ontario Women’s All-Stars will take on Team Ontario in an All-Star Game tonight. Click here to read a preview of Tuesday evening’s match.
North Mississauga Panthers had no less than three players score hat-tricks in a record 12-1 rout of Darby FC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Former Canada U20 player Victoria Pickett got the lone goal to send Aurora FC to a 1-0 result over women’s division leaders Unionville Milliken SC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Two goals in two minutes and a clean sheet from former Canada youth international Taylor Grant gave Vaughan Azzurri a 2-0 result over West Ottawa SC. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Toronto Azzurri Blizzard kept up their winning form with a 2-1 result over hosts Sanjaxx Lions. Click here to read the match report, watch video and find photos.
Durham United FA gave Woodbridge Strikers nightmares in Matchweek 13, eventually winning 7-0 at Vaughan Grove, Woodbridge. 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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