Final four are set in girls premier H-S soccer loop
by Randy Pascal
And now there are four, including, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the defending champions.
Despite posting a record of 1-2-1 in regular season play and sliding into 6th place in league standings, the St Charles College Cardinals are one
of four varsity girls soccer teams still standing following quarter-final action on Thursday at the James Jerome Sports Complex.
The Cards received goals from Lexi McNamara and Sydney Turcotte and a shutout performance from keeper Katie Pichette, stopping the
third place Confederation Chargers 2-0 on a cold, rainy playoff day.
Based on the parity that existing between the remaining quartet, the semi-finals, next Friday, promise to provide some drama. Looking for their first
ever girls soccer championship banner, the Lo-Ellen Park Knights looked formidable in cruising to a 7-0 triumph over the Horizon Aigles.
Aliesha Spourdalakis paced the Lo-Ellen attack with a hat trick, with single tallies chipped in by Gia Grossi, Katie Chomiak, Victoria Adams
and Kristen Mrozewski. After making a surprise run in 2018, the Lasalle Lancers are not sneaking up on anyone this spring.
Coach Matt Cootes and company were full measure for a comfortable 4-1 win over the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes, as Grace Cranston
exploded with a four-goal outburst for the winners. Vanessa McKinnon replied in a losing cause for CND.
The last game of the evening would see the Marymount Regals outscore the Lockerby Vikings 4-0, as Allie Weiler (2), Jordin
Rancourt and Darah Tremblay all found the back of the net for the crew that last claimed the SDSSAA banner in 1999.
Meanwhile, in a junior boys' match earlier this week, the Confederation Chargers and Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes played to a 2-2 tie. Liam
Desrochers handled all of the offense for the Chargers, scoring twice, while Jacob Warren and Joan Mandu countered for CND.