CCAA Bronze Medal Match: SAIT Trojans 3, Fanshawe Falcons 1
The SAIT Trojans defeated the Fanshawe Falcons in the bronze medal game to begin day four of the championship tournament, 3-1.
The Alberta champions squared off against the three-time defending Ontario champions, and it was the Falcons who jumped out to an early lead. In just the second minute of the match, a give-and-go from Lauryn Soares set up a Jylia Boyd banger, unleashing a strike over SAIT's keeper Erin Mergen.
SAIT retaliated in the 29th minute with Jordynn McPherson's equalizer. She buried a bullet from outside the right area of the Falcons box and crossed it diagonally over keeper Breanna Carreiro, finding the top corner of the net.
After the break, SAIT took the lead with a corner by McPherson that found the head of Kenzie Georgsen, who found the bottom right corner of the net.
The Trojans took advantage of a poor clearance from the Falcons in the 60th minute, as Jordynn McPherson intercepted the pass and found Jade Metz who was able to cross it past Carreiro for SAIT's third goal of the match.
The SAIT Trojans ended their 19-year national medal drought, capturing the 2021 CCAA bronze medal.
Jaime McPherson and Mykayla Rigio were named to the all-tournament team, while Aysia King was named to the team from Fanshawe.
The 4imprint Players of the Game were Jordynn McPherson from SAIT and Madilyn Michienzie from Fanshawe.
CCAA Bronze Semi-Final: *Fanshawe Falcons 2, Humber Hawks 2 (*Fanshawe wins PKs 5-4)
In the second bronze medal semi-final, it was an all Ontario match between OCAA gold medalists Fanshawe Falcons and bronze medalists Humber Hawks.
The Falcons opened up the match with a goal from rookie Aysia King who got a cross from Kayla McQueen and pinned it past Humbers keeper Vanessa Fiore. McQueen took a hit from Hawks defender Dominika Philip right after crossing the ball to King and was subbed off due to injury.
The Hawks leveled it out in the 39th minute with Humber's top scorer Kaitlynn Russell picking up a deflection from a fumbled ball off of the Falcons defence and finding the back of the net.
Just before the halftime whistle, the Falcons had a breakaway from a Hawks corner with a 2v1 against defender Philip and Lauryn Soares capitalizing and striking it past Fiore.
In the 86th minute Humber equalized with senior Giulia Zanardi finding a deflected ball from keeper Breanne Carreiro and floating a header into the net.
This bronze semi-final match also went into penalties with Fanshawe beating Humber 5-4 after seven rounds of penalties.
The 4imprint Players of the Game were Vanessa Reda for Humber and King for Fanshawe.
CCAA Semi-Final: Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy 3, Humber 0
Playing the host squad in front of the home crowd, Sainte-Foy blanked the Humber Hawks to set up an all-Quebec championship final.
Ste-Foy got on the board in the 34th minute when a corner kick from Aurlie Munger found the head of Catherine Simard.
Searching for the equalizer before the break, Humber was unable to beat keeper Charline Boutin.
In the 54th minute, the Dynamiques added two more tallies, getting goals from Rosalie Daigle and Jordane Pinette.
In two matches, Charline Boutin has yet to surrender a goal.
The 4imprint Players of the Match were Rosalie Daigle from Ste-Foy and Hayley Lewis from the Humber.
CCAA Bronze Quarter-Final: Fanshawe 2, Holland 0
Looking to keep their medal hopes alive, the Fanshawe Falcons blanked the Holland Hurricanes, 2-0. The Falcons will now compete in the bronze semifinal Friday afternoon.
The Falcons got on the board in the 40th minute when a through ball from Jylia Boyd sprung Aysia King past the Holland defence, beating the keeper for her first tally of the tournament.
Late in the second half, Holland began to press looking for the equalizer and the Falcons were able to take advantage. A clearing by keeper Breanne Carreiro sprung the OCAA scoring champion past the Holland defence, and Kalyla McQueen scored her second tally of the tournament to seal the victory.
The 4imprint Players of the Match were Carreiro from Fanshawe and Helena Vos from Holland.
CCAA Quarter-Final: Capilano Blues 7, Fanshawe Falcons 1
The PACWEST champions Capilano defeated the OCAA champions Fanshawe, 7-1.
Capilano took an early lead in the eighth minute with Mya Fraser heading a cross from a corner kick and bouncing it into the back of the net.
Moments later, Blues' senior Catrina Olstrom intercepts a bad ball from the Fanshawe's defence and cuts by two defenders to the swing it past Fanshawe keeper Breanna Carreiro, giving Capilano a 2-0 lead.
In the 27th minute, senior Claire Ye sends a high ball across the Fanshawe box and connects with rookie Katrina Campbell who heads it into the net, 3-0 Capilano. A minute later, rookie Taylor Colby beats Carreiro to the ball and slices it past her giving Capilano a strong 4-0 lead.
In the last two minutes of the of the first half, Capilano added on three more goals from Campbell, Olstrom and Colby, making it 7-0 at the half.
Kayla McQueen, the CCAA All-Canadian senior from Fanshawe, got the Falcons on the board in the 60th minute.
The 4imprint Players of the Match were Juliana Popovich of the Fanshawe Falcons and Catrina Olstrom of the Capilano Blues.
CCAA Quarter-Final: Humber Hawks 2, SAIT Trojans 0
The host team Humber Hawks pulled off the first upset of the tournament, blanking the ACAC champion SAIT Trojans, 3-0.
Humber dominated possession to begin the match, getting on the board in 19th minute when a long free-kick delivered by Hayley Lewis rang off of the crossbar and deflected to the OCAA rookie of the year Kaitlynn Russell, who cleaned up the rebound for Humber.
With added time in the first half, senior Rebecca Spratt took through ball from Giulia Zanardi inside the penalty area and beat the SAIT keeper, extending Humber's lead into the break, 2-0.
The Trojans best chance to get on the scoresheet came late in the second-half, when a free kick bounced around inside the penalty area, nearly crossing the line off of a deflection. Spratt was able to nudge it out before keeper Vanessa Fiore jumped on the loose ball.
Rookie Cara Serapiglia extended Humber's lead to three with a beautiful individual effort, cutting past SAIT's keeper, Erin Mergen, to seal the match in the 81st minute.
The 4imprint Players of the Match were Zanardi for the Hawks and Kenzie Georgsen for the Trojans.
Source: Humber Hawks/CCAA Communications