Duwayne Ewart scored the lone goal and Christopher Apostoli got credit for the shutout as Blessed Cardinal Newman of Scarborough defeated the Bishop Ryan Celtics, 1-0, for the bronze medal at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Triple A boys’ soccer championship in Windsor on Saturday (June 8).
The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association representatives went into the 20-team tournament seeded No. 1.
Bishop Ryan finished pool play with two victories and two ties. The Celtics then topped Ottawa St. Pius X, 2-1, in a quarter-final playoff on penalty shots. In the semi-final round, Bishop Ryan fell to Etobicoke’s Silverthorn Spartans. Silverthorn went on to win the gold medal, edging Mississauga’s Joan of Arc, 2-1.
Sam DeAragao, with a pair, and Sharaeel Hormoz, scored goals for the Hamilton squad.
In the 20-team Triple A girls’ division, also held in Windsor, Hamilton’s St. Mary Crusaders and the Bishop Ryan Celtics were eliminated in pool play. On Friday, the Crusaders (2-2) got a goal by Alicia Robinson in their 1-0 victory over the defending champions from Mississauga Iona. However, St. Mary also dropped a 2-0 decision to Henry Street to bow out.
Top-seeded Louis-Riel of Gloucester blanked Bishop Ryan 4-0. The Celtics then got their first point in the standings with a 2-2 tie against Guelph St. James. Lydia Josipovic handled the scoring for BR.
The gold-medal final saw the Grimsby Blessed Trinity Thunder edge Louis-Riel Rebelles, 2-1. The bronze went to Toronto Humberside, 3-0 over Iona.