There will be no gold for the Oakville Sheridan Bruins men’s soccer team.
The Bruins were on the short end of a 1-0 tilt on Friday (Oct. 26) against the Humber Hawks who will play the Seneca Sting on Saturday (Oct. 27) in the final of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championship. The Sting were 4-2 victors over Windsor St. Clair earlier at Ancaster’s Redeemer University College.
Humber’s Marcos Nunes had the Hawks’ goal. He scored in the 64th minute while Sheridan pressured Humber over the course of the last 20 minutes but just couldn’t find the equalizer.
The Bruins thought they had tied the game but the referee called a goal back after a foul in the penalty area was called against Sheridans.
Seneca advanced to the gold medal match with a dramatic win over St. Clair. St. Clair and Sheridan will play for the bronze medal on Saturday.
By winning their semifinal match-ups, Seneca and Humber have both qualified for the 2012 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association men’s national championship. The OCAA holds a wildcard spot for this year’s nationals.
The Seneca-St. Clair game was a back and forth affair with teams exchanging goals throughout the game. Seneca struck first after a fourth-minute goal by Jorge Perez. Seneca held the 1-0 lead straight through halftime.
It wasn’t until the 47th minute that St. Clair tied it up with a goal from Jordan Lidia. This seemed to open the flood gates as three goals were scored in a 13-minute span. Seneca took the lead (75th minute by Mauricio Chamale); St. Clair equalized (76th minute by Brian Santos); Seneca again went ahead (88th minute by Jorge Perez).
An injury time goal by Seneca clinched the game as David Alva converted a penalty kick for the 4-2 win.
Both Saturday games will be webcast on Sportslive.ca.