Royals bounced from OCAA indoor soccer tourney

There will be no provincial medals for Redeemer’s men’s and women’s Indoor soccer teams in 2011 as both teams were bounced from the medal rounds on Thursday (March 24) at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association’s Indoor Soccer Provincial Championships.

The format for the championships are such that eight men’s and eight women’s teams start the tourney with only four men’s and four women’s teams qualifying for the final four. The top two teams from each Regional Championship qualified for this provincial championship.

With dominating performances in the Regional Championships in which the men’s team won the title and the women finished second with a combined six wins and two losses, there were high hopes for the Royals going into Provincials. Unfortunately, a little bit of luck against them and some tough competition saw both Redeemer teams failing to qualify for the final four medal round.

The men’s day saw the Royals tie Seneca in their first match, 0-0, lose their second against Sheridan, 3-1, and lose their third against St. Lawrence, 2-0. The Lady Royals dropped their first match to Durham, 1-0, their second match to Sheridan, 3-1, and their third match, 1-0, to Fleming.

With both outdoor and indoor seasons now complete for the soccer programs, both teams will look to build on this years success and carry that into the 2011-12 season. For the first time in Redeemer’s history, both teams qualified for the playoffs in outdoor soccer and made it to the Provincial Championships in indoor. With a world class soccer facility on campus also set to be complete this summer, the sky is the limit for the future success of soccer at Redeemer.