Cards the only SDSSAA team left standing
by Randy Pascal
The St Charles College Cardinals boys had the local soccer bragging rights all to themselves today, as both Sudbury and North Bay played host to
NOSSA championships on Friday.
Following a 3-1 win, in the morning, over the St Jospeh Scollard Hall Bears, the Cards picked up their second win of the week over the Lo-Ellen
Park Knights, blanking the south-enders 2-0 in the NOSSA final and duplicating the result from the city finals on Tuesday.
Goals by Ryan Teddy, Jack Jordan and Arnaud Florien powered St Charles past their North Bay opponents in their semi-final encounter,
with Florien and Adam Szalai doing the damage in the gold medal match.
Coach Erik Hebert and company will not have far to travel as the only SDSSAA team to advance to OFSAA playdowns from June 6th to the 8th, as the
Widdifield Wildcats in North Bay serve as host to the 2019 Boys "AA" Soccer tournament.
In boys "AAA" action in Sudbury, the St Mary's College Knights (Sault Ste Marie) tripled the St Benedict Bears 3-1, while boys "A" honours
were doled out to the West Ferris Trojans (North Bay), who squeezed past the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes 1-0.
In girls play, there were a few close calls for SDSSAA schools, as the St Charles College Cardinals survived a shootout before advancing in their
morning semi-final opposite the Widdifield Wildcats, only to fall 2-0, in overtime, to the Superior Heights Steelhawks from Sault Ste Marie in the
St Mary's made it a clean sweep of the "AAA" finals, stopping the Lo-Ellen Park Knights 3-2, while the Marymount Regals dropped a 2-1 decision,
also in North Bay, leaving the SCC boys as the only SDSSAA team still standing, with OFSAA on the horizon next week.
In junior action in Sudbury, the St Joseph Scollard Hall Bears bounced the Korah Colts 3-0 to lay claim to the NOSSA "AAA" banner, while the
Franco-Cité Patriotes (Sturgeon Falls) bested the Confederation Chargers 2-1 in the "A" affair.