ANCASTER – The Humber women's soccer team defeated Durham Wednesday evening in the OCAA quarter-final round, 3-0. Humber dominated most of the match, outshooting the Lords, 24-3.
The most pivotal point in the match occurred halfway through the opening frame. Durham had an open look from inside the 18-yard box, ripping a shot to the far side of the net. Keeper Vanessa Fiore made one of the best saves of her career, diving to her left to snare the ball, preventing an easy touch rebound and keeping the match scoreless.
After numerous scoring opportunities, the Hawks finally broke through in the 36th minute. Claudia Piazza drilled a free-kick from 40 yards away that carried over the outstretched arms of the Durham keeper.
Humber added on in the 68th minute when a through ball sprung Rebecca Spratt and the fourth-year forward found the back of the net for the second time this postseason.
Rebecca Spratt was named player of the game for Humber after her terrific performance.
- The win was the 49th OCAA postseason victory for head coach Mauro Ongaro.
- Vanessa Fiore recorded her seventh career postseason clean sheet, tying Rose Mary Ormeno for the most in program history.
- Humber improves to 5-5 all-time against Durham in postseason play.
Humber women's soccer will play now play Seneca in the semifinal with a berth to the 2019 CCAA Championship on the line, Oct. 25. Game time is set for 3 p.m.