Women March Along As The Men Falter

The St Clair Saints men's soccer team fell 4-2 to the visiting Niagara Knights on 16 September 2017.Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

The St Clair Saints men’s soccer team fell 4-2 to the visiting Niagara Knights on 16 September 2017.
Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair varsity soccer teams continued their OCAA regular season schedules as they faced the Niagara Knights Sunday afternoon at the Main Campus Field.

After winning their first two matches handily, the St Clair women had their hands full against the Knights. The Saints opened the scoring in the 25th minute on a goal by Julia Albeartie. That was all the scoring in the first half with the Saints holding an 8-5 edge in shots.

After several good chances to go up 2-0 were not successful, Niagara tied the game 1-1 in the 75th minute. St Clair got the final and winning goal during stoppage time by Alexandria Schooley, after a mad scramble in front of the Niagara net.

The Saints outshot the Knights 12-5 in the 2nd half with the Niagara keeper turning away 6 of 7 shots on goal. Tory Brown had a solid match in goal to earn the win.

With the win the Saints improved to 3-0-0 on the season and are tied for first in the OCAA West Division with Fanshawe. The St Clair women are currently ranked 5th in the OCAA.

They play their next match at home on Saturday September 23 at 2pm when they host the Mohawk Mountaineers.

The men got off to a tough start against a veteran Knights squad as Niagara jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with goals in the 2nd and 7th minutes. The Knights went up 3-0 in the 45th minute after a tough first half for the Saints.

Niagara had 9 shots on goal compared to 3 for St Clair, but keeper Shane Beaton made some nice saves to keep the game within reach.

The Knights went up 4-0 in the 52nd minute, however St Clair did not quit as they got on the scoreboard in the 85th minute on a goal by Stefan Zastavnikovic. The Saints got another one back in the 90th minute on a nice effort by Matt Montaleone.

St Clair had a chance to make it 4-3 in extra time on a penalty kick, but were stopped by the Knights keeper. The Saints had a better second half with 6 shots on goal compared to 4 for the Knights.

With the loss the Saints record fell to 2-1 on the season and they sit in 2nd place in the OCAA West Division.

The men resume their home schedule on Saturday September 23 at 4pm when they host the Mohawk Mountaineers.

OTHER SOCCER NEWS

  • Windsor Lancers women 1:1 Laurier Golden Hawks
  • Windsor Lancers women 0:1 Waterloo Warriors – next up McMaster at Windsor, 23 September
  • Windsor Lancers men 1:3 Laurier Golden Hawks
  • Windsor Lancers men 3:2 Waterloo Warriors – next up McMaster at Windsor, 23 September

The St Clair Saints women's soccer team defeated the visiting Niagara Knights 2-1 on 16 September 2017.Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

The St Clair Saints women’s soccer team defeated the visiting Niagara Knights 2-1 on 16 September 2017.
Photo courtesy of Saints Athletics.

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Jay Shewfelt

Jay Shewfelt is an Athletic Coordinator at St Clair College. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor where he earned a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and an Honours in Sport Management.

Jay won 3 Junior C All-Ontario Championships as a hockey player with the Belle River Canadiens.

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