Mountaineers In Free Fall At St Clair


Despite the Mohawk keeper fully extending, Emily Ditty buried a penalty kick to put St Clair up 4-1 on Friday in Windsor. The home side would hang on for a 4-2 victory over the Mountaineers.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Jay Shewfelt

(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair Saints women’s soccer team continued their winning streak by defeating the Mohawk Mountaineers 4-2 on Friday afternoon at the Main Campus Field on a cold and very windy day.

The Saints got off to a great start with Bella Riccardi scoring on a nice header in the second minute of play. St Clair went up 2-0 in the 13th minute on a nice strike by Robyn Preston.


Bella Riccardi win possession of the ball from a Mohawk player early in the 1st half. Riccardi would score St Clair’s 1st and 3rd goals en route to a 4-2 win at home.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Riccardi put the Saints ahead by three in the 32nd minute before Mohawk got on the board in the 68th minute on a great strike from the wing. But, St Clair quickly responded five minutes later on a penalty kick by Emily Ditty.

Mohawk scored again in the 78th minute, but that was a close as the Mountaineers would get.

The Saints are now 5-0 on the season and are tied for first place in the OCAA West Division with the Fanshawe Falcons. The Falcons are ranked 2nd in Ontario while St Clair is ranked 4th.


Justin Danelon kept the game sheet clear for St Clair as he made some key saves to help his side to a 1-nil home win over Mohawk.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The men’s soccer team stretched their winning streak to three games by defeating the Mountaineers 1-0 Friday afternoon. The lone goal was scored in the 70th minute on a penalty kick by Jordan Lidia. It was Lidia’s OCAA league leading 8th goal of the season in 5 games.

Justin Danelon was solid in net, making a few key saves to earn the shutout and the win.


Jordan Lidia scored the Saints lone marker from the penalty spot. It held up to be the margin of victory in the 1-nil win.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Saints are in second place in the OCAA West Division and ranked 5th in Ontario.


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Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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