OSHAWA – Humber men's soccer concluded its 2019 season Saturday morning, defeating Red Deer College in the CCAA fifth/sixth placement match at Vaso's field, 5-0. Third-year forward Zachary Zitoli had a career game, netting all five tallies for Humber in the win.
Humber showcased its tremendous depth, inserting seven new faces into the starting 11. In the 22nd minute, Lorenzo Mayer blocked a clear-out in the box and Zachary Zitoli buried his first goal of the match.
Less than two minutes later, Zitoli made a nice through pass to a streaking Mayer, but Red Deer keeper Rhys Groenewegen made a brilliant save to keep the match close.
After the break, Humber's offence exploded as Zachary Zitoli added four more tallies within a 10-minute span.
Keeper Kofi Oppong made two saves to record Humber's 22nd clean sheet on the national stage.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Humber captain Michael Fayehun was honoured with the 2019 Exemplary Leadership Award.
- Zachary Zitoli's five tallies are the most in a match at nationals in Humber history and he now sits second all-time on Humber's CCAA career scoring list.
- Kofi Oppong recorded his first career clean sheet for the Hawks.
- After seven seasons with Humber, Coach Aquino is now 14-2 at the national tournament.