McMaster Marauders have repeated as Ontario University Athletics men’s soccer champions.
The Marauders humbled the No. 10 ranked Carleton Ravens, 5-0, on the pitch at McNaughton Park on Sunday (Nov. 4).
Photo: Jay Rautins/McMaster Communications
No. 3 ranked McMaster had little trouble in the Gold medal game, scoring at the 10 and 20 minute marks.
In a packed six-yard box in the 10th minute, Paterson Farrell (Oakville) sent a kick beyond the reach of keeper Mark Krocko.
Just 10 minutes later, McMaster struck again. A ball sent up the field from defender Robert Schlosser (Stoney Creek) found the head of rookie David Serafini (Oakville). He flicked the ball back to OUA West First Team all-star Mark Reilly (Hamilton) who would get the short sided goal to give McMaster the 2-0 lead. The marker was Reilly”s second in the post season.
Before the half was up, West Second-Team All-Star Angelo Cavalluzzo (Hamilton) was tested a number of times, having to make a diving save on an airborne shot from Theodore Lopez de Castilla. Joey Kewin hit the right post to further stymie the Ravens.
Despite heavy pressure from the Ravens near the end of the half, McMaster turned back all threats to take a lead of 2-0 into the intermission.
In the second half, McMaster connected on a penalty kick awarded to the Marauders. Muntazir Fadhel (Richmond Hill) made no mistake, scoring his second goal of the post season.
In the 60th minute, Karl Bicamumpaka (Orleans) scored his first of the season, volleying in a cross from a teammate and with just two minutes left in the match, Serafini sealed the deal with a breakaway goal -. his second of the post season.
With the win, the Marauders head into the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships. The CIS schedule will be announced early this week as the Marauders prepare to head to Quebec City.