Durham Lords Media Release
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
DC men’s indoor soccer just miss out on a trip to the provincials
Vaughan, Ont. – The Durham Lords men’s indoor soccer team went .500 at the OCAA Central East Region Championship on Tuesday afternoon finishing with a record of 2-2-0 and in third place, just missing out on a spot at the OCAA Provincial Championship.
Injuries seemed to slow down the Lords over the four game round robin championship, as they were forced to go with a shortened bench with four of their regular players out of the line-up. With limited substitutes on the bench, Durham fought hard to go .500 to finish in third place, but with only the top two teams in each region advancing to the provincial championship, the Lords season ended early.
After picking up a silver medal at the 2004 OCAA Championship, the Lords have failed to qualify for the provincial finals in the last five seasons.
Despite suffering a knee injury leading into the regional championship which forced him to miss the last two weeks of practice, Oshawa native Derek Kyle had a gutsy performance on Tuesday scoring two goals in two games, before having to sit rest of the day due to his injury.
The Lords were in tough to open up the regional championship as their first game was against the George Brown Huskies, a medal favourite heading into the action. Despite a strong effort in the match, the Lords fell short losing by a final score of 3-1.
DC would bounce back in games two and three as they scored a 3-0 victory over Centennial College followed by a 1-0 win against Canadore College. Andrew Macleod (Oshawa, Ont.) was very impressive in net for Durham, picking up the two consecutive shutouts.
The Lords final game of the day was against the Seneca Sting. Despite outplaying Seneca over the course of the match, Durham failed to capitalize on their opportunities as they were beat 3-1, to close out their round robin schedule with a 2-2-0 record.
Sitting on the sidelines with still a shot at finishing in second place, the Lords watched Seneca tie Centennial in the final game of day, giving the Sting one more point than Durham and booking them a trip to the provincial finals. George Brown College (4-0-0) sailed through round robin play and look to be the favourite heading into the provincial championship after winning the Central East Region.
For all of the indoor soccer regional results, visit www.ocaa.com.
OCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
Centennial defeated Canadore 1-0
George Brown defeated Durham 4-1
Seneca defeated Canadore 7-1
Durham defeated Centennial 3-0
George Brown defeated Seneca 3-1
Durham defeated Canadore 1-0
George Brown defeated Centennial 3-2
Seneca defeated Durham 3-0
George Brown defeated Canadore 5-1
Centennial tied Seneca 1-1
George Brown 4-0-0
*Top two teams advance to OCAA Championship
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