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Storm pick up second tournament win - Panhellenic Update

In an effort to provide a more consistent approach to offering coverage for the wide variety of sports that are highlighted on, we've decided to include a new feature. Weekly and bi-weekly divisional or league updates will offer a wide array of statistical tidbits, roster updates, tournament results for participating teams. The Panhellenic Soccer Club will be featured every Wednesday - next update is July 29th

Panhellenic Storm

Make it a pair of championship trophies for the Panhellenic Storm as the U-15 girls returned home gold from Aurora earlier this month. The Storm posted a record of 4-1 in walking away with the title as keeper Emilie Bouchard recorded four shutouts, aided nicely by the strong defensive play of Mariah Clark, Gabrielle Conrad, Jenna Hellstrom, Sam Cooper and Michelle Graham. The team allowed just one goal against in five games.

Midfielders Alex Ross, Halley San Cartier, Stefanie Vallee, Victoria Falvo and Madelyn Pos controlled the ball for much of the games, allowing strikers Sophie Vigna, Kara Lloyd, Amy Francella and Tianna Faubert to keep constant pressure on their opponents. Goal scores were: Kara Lloyd (3), Tianna Faubert (2), Samantha Cooper and Amy Francella.

The girls are coached by Kevin Roach and Roger Duhaime and managed by Tina Clark. The Storm are hoping to make it three gold medals in a row by winning their club (Panhellenic) tournament this weekend.

Panhellenic Cyclones - 1996 Boys

A new entry to the SRCSL this year, the Panhellenic Cyclones are battling the S.C. Italia Greater Sudbury United for second place in league standings as the teams head towards the final month of the schedule. The 2009 edition of the Cyclones includes: Nicholas Zacharuk, Julian Scodnick, Matteo Vigna, Cody Pasanen, Teegan Gladu, Adam Chenier, Jady Dydyk, Nicholas Filippetto, Ethan Sikora, Brandon Legrand, Aristo Koutsoukis, Alex Cholewinsky, Alex Bourque, Ahmed Bilgasem and Connor Sanders.

The team is guided by head coach John Sikora and assistant coach Stephane Legrand while Shelley Gladu (manager) and Roxanne Ranger-Vigna (treasurer) handle the off-field duties.

Panhellenic U-21 Ladies

Safely assured of finishing no worse than 4th place in the eight team OWSL Provincial U-21 Central division (Vaughan Azzuri dropped out before play commenced), the Sudbury Panhellenic U-21 ladies are down to just one remaining regular season game that may or may not be played (vs Oshawa Kicks). Panhellenic, reeling from the loss of three quality starters, dropped a 3-0 decision to Oshawa last weekend in a game in which head coach Giuseppe Politi praised his troops for a well-played outing against a very strong Oshawa side.

Compounding the loss of striker Emily Rogers early in the season (knee injury) was the subsequent loss of defender Ellen House (injury) and midfielder Veronica Mazzella (provincial team tryouts) as the season progressed. Panhellenic picked up the expected two-game sweeps against both Pickering and Glen Shields and rebounded from an upset 1-0 loss to Ajax with a 6-0 shutout win the next weekend.

The Sudbury squad also managed to garner a tie (1-1) in their third of three encounters with the Richmond Hill Raiders and dropped both ends of the season series with Markham. Still, considering the vast majority of the players in the local lineup are eligible to return, the team is on solid ground in looking to move forward a step next summer.

Panhellenic Zeus

Some revenge for the Zeus who chalked up a 2-0 win over Croatia Adria in the final of the Milan Vrab Memorial Tournament held recently at Queen's Athletic Field. The top two teams in the SRCSL men's premier grouping met earlier in the summer in the first round of Ontario Cup play, with Croatia prevailing after a lengthy penalty kick session.

The teams were set to meet again last Thursday in the Dagostino Cup final when Mother Nature curtailed those plans with a steady stream of rain throughout the day. A date on a rescheduled championship game has yet to be determined.

Orendorff & Associates