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WOMEN’S SOCCER LOOK TO TAKE FINAL STEP AS REGULAR SEASON OPENS

WOMEN’S SOCCER LOOK TO TAKE FINAL STEP AS REGULAR SEASON OPENS

SUDBURY, ON: The Humber Hawks women's soccer team, OCAA silver medalists the last two seasons, will be looking to grab that elusive gold medal as the 2018 regular season opens this coming weekend. The Hawks will travel to Sudbury on Saturday morning for a 5:30 pm kick-off against the Cambrian Golden Shield.

THE MATCH UP

Humber "Hawks" @ Cambrian "Golden Shield"
Saturday, September 8/18
5:30 pm
Cambrian College

LAST TIME OUT VS CAMBRIAN

Rebecca Spratt was the lone goal scorer for the Hawks in the 1-0 victory at Humber's home pitch in Vaughan. Her tally came early in the second half, after a tight battle in the first stanza. Vanessa Fiore was brilliant once again, as she recorded her fifth shutout of the season. On the day, Humber outshot the visitors 19-10.

SCOUTING CAMBRIAN

  • The Golden Shield finished a solid second in the Central Division, with a mark of 8-2 – with both losses coming at the Hands of the Hawks (3-1 and 1-0)
  • While hosting the 2017 OCAA Championship event, the Golden Shield went in as medal contenders but dropped their first championship play-off game to Seneca by a score of 2-1, then were dumped by Mohawk 2-0 in the consolation semi-final
  • Scoring machine Tiffany Johnson led the entire OCAA with 21 goals in nine games. She is the OCAA all-time leading scorer, with 83 tallies over four seasons of play

HAWK NOTES

  • Humber completed the 2017 regular season with a perfect mark of 10-0, scoring 43 times while surrendering only 3
  • They won back-to-back play-off games by identical 1-0 scores, and then dropped the final 2-1 to Algonquin. Of note, Humber outshot the two-time defending champs in the contest
  • Humber boasts a skilled veteran team, led by top goal scorer Giulia Zanardi (10) and keeper Fiore
  • It has been a strong recruiting year for the Hawks, and with these additions, they should be in a solid position to contend for OCAA gold 

CHASING HISTORY

  • Zanardi and Rebecca Spratt are in a position to break into the Hawks career scoring record book, and either could move up significantly by seasons end
  • Keeper stats were not kept until this past season, but Fiore's efforts would her at or near the top of all-time shutouts

HALL OF FAME CALLING

  • Hawks women's soccer legends Keyla Moreno and Sonia Rocha will be inducted into the Humber Varsity Hall of Fame this coming November 

KEYLA MORENO 

08-09

OCAA Gold

OCAA Rookie Of The Year

OCAA Central West Scoring Champion

IS:

OCAA Gold

Championship MVP

 

09-10

CCAA All Canadian

OCAA Bronze

OCAA All Star

OCAA Player Of The Year

OCAA Central West Scoring Champion

IS:

OCAA Silver

Humber Female Athlete Of The Year

 

10-11

CCAA Bronze

OCAA Gold

OCAA Championship All Star

OCAA All Star

IS:

OCAA Gold

OCAA Championship MVP

 

11-12

CCAA All Canadian

CCAA Player Of The Year

CCAA Athlete Of The Month

OCAA Gold

OCAA Championship MVP

OCAA Player of the Year

OCAA All Star

IS:

OCAA Gold

 

12-13

OCAA Gold

OCAA Championship MVP

CCAA Athlete of the Month

IS:

OCAA Gold

 

SONIA ROCHA 

08-09
OCAA Gold
IS:
OCAA Gold


09-10
OCAA Bronze
IS:
OCAA Silver


10-11

CCAA Bronze

CCAA Championship All Star
OCAA Gold

OCAA Championship MVP
IS:
OCAA Gold

OCAA Championship All Star

 

11-12
OCAA Gold
IS:
OCAA Gold

 

12-13
OCAA Gold

OCAA Championship All Star

OCAA All Star
IS:
OCAA Gold

OCAA Championship All Star