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Two More Wins for Saints Soccer Teams

(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College varsity soccer teams picked up two big wins on Saturday afternoon as they hosted the Redeemer Royals at the Main Campus Field.

The women defeated the Royals by a score of 7-0. Kaitlyn Austin had a huge first half start scoring 3 times in the first 12 minutes. Cassie Nicholas made it 4-0 in the 15th minute before Austin scored her 4th to make it 5-0 in the 20th minute. Melanie Daniel added two more goals in the 39th and 66th minute to round out the scoring. Alexandria Samping was solid in net and earned the win and clean sheet.

With the win the Saints improved to 7 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. The loss dropped the Royals record to 2 wins and 7 losses on the season. The St. Clair women are next in action on Tuesday at 6 pm when they host the first place Fanshawe Falcons in their final regular season game at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg. The Saints are currently ranked 5th in Ontario. St. Clair has scored 35 goals and allowed 11 in 9 matches played.

The St. Clair men defeated Redeemer by a score of 2-1. Leighton Speechley-Price but the Saints up early on a nice goal in the 3rd minute. St. Clair played well the rest of the half but could not score another goal outshooting the Royals 5-2 in addition to hitting a couple posts. Redeemer tied the score in the 40th minute on a deflection off of a St. Clair player on a free kick. Stefan Milidrag put the Saints up 2-1 in the 65th minute. Keeper Shawn Hunter earned the win but had to make a huge save from in close in the final minutes to secure the win. Total shot attempts for the match were 22 to 13 for St. Clair.

The win improved the Saint’s record to 7 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. The loss dropped the Royal’s record to 3 wins, 4 losses and 2 ties. The St. Clair men’s next match is on Wednesday at 4:30 pm when they host the Fanshawe Falcons at the Main Campus Field. Both teams are tied for first place in the OCAA West Division heading into the final regular season game. The first place team earns a bye to the OCAA Championships while the 2nd place team will have to play a playoff match to make it to provincials. The St. Clair men are currently ranked 3rd in Ontario and 10th in Canada.

St. Clair College Women’s Softball 4-2 on Long Road Trip

(Toronto, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Women’s Softball team finished a murderous road trip through the GTA with a 4-2 record this past weekend playing 3 doubleheaders on consecutive days in 3 different locations.

On Friday St. Clair made the drive to Oshawa to face Durham College in a pair of night games and were on the short end of 4-1 and 4-3 losses. Saturday afternoon they were in Vaughan and picked up two big wins over Humber College by scores of 15-3 and 9-4. On Sunday afternoon they faced Mohawk College in Hamilton sweeping the final doubleheader with scores of 12-0 and 4-0.

The Saints just have to make up two rainout games against Durham College Tuesday to complete their OCAA Regular season schedule but currently sit atop the standings with a 17-5 record. St. Clair has qualified for the OCAA Championships in Kitchener this weekend and just need to determine their seeding for the tournament.

St. Clair Women's Cross Country Win Seneca Meet

(King City, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Cross Country Team travelled to Seneca College in King City, ON this past weekend to compete in their 3rd meet of the season. The Saints Women’s team ran to a meet Gold Medal after a narrow finish that was decided by thousandths of a second.

After initial results posted a 2nd place finish for St. Clair’s Women’s team a review discovered that a computer error would reverse the placing on a lean at the tape of Saints 2nd year runner Beth Horrobin (Wallaceburg, ON) over a competitor from Humber College. This forced a tie between the two schools for 1st place which would need to be broken by each school’s 5th place finisher. Rookie Saints runner Toria Verbeek (Bracebridge, ON) was two seconds ahead of the 5th place finisher from Humber awarding team title to St. Clair. The Lady Saints were led once again by Megan Howell (Harrow, ON) who continued her strong season finishing 8th around the 5km loop at Seneca’s King City campus in a time of 22:45.

The St. Clair Women’s team finishers included Hannah Cirino (12th Place, 23:08), Beth Horrobin (14th Place, 23:47), Aryanna Cirino (16th Place, 23:56), Toria Verbeek (27th Place, 24:47), and Abbey Rice (52nd Place, 26:28) in a field of 96 finishers.

The Saints Men’s team were 8th out of 16 OCAA teams and led by 19th Place finisher Enrique Nepomuceno (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) in a time of 29:24 around the 8km course in a field of 124 runners. Ryan Bell (49th Place, 32:07), Jordan Root (56th Place, 32:24), Jason Kerr (60th Place, 32:32), Andrew Garant (61st Place, 32:38) and Justin Folkeringa (70th Place, 33:21) were the other St. Clair male runners.

This was the last meet for the St. Clair Cross Country in preparation for the OCAA Provincial Championships being held October 29th and hosted at the same location by Seneca College in King City, ON.

St. Clair College Men’s Baseball Sweep Seneca

(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men’s Baseball team (13-3) swept a doubleheader over Seneca College (5-13) Friday night in Tecumseh at Lacasse Park by scores of 11-0 and 12-1.

The Saints scored 7 runs in the 6th inning and capped the frame with a 2-run homer from Demitri Bertoni (Amherstburg, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova) to walk-off the opening game. St. Clair pitcher Taylor Pappin (Brantford, ON) surrendered just 3 hits while striking out 6 batters going the distance for the win. Bertoni, Matt Bassingthwaighte (Windsor, ON)/FJ Brennan), Roberto Duncan (Panama City, Panama) each finished with 3 hits apiece to pace the offence for the Saints.

In the 2nd game St. Clair scored their runs early and needed just 5 innings to complete the mercy with Kyle Breitner (Mississauga, ON) collecting his OCAA leading 5th win of the season on the mound. Kevin Dion (Newmarket, ON) and Miguel Cienfuegos (Laval, QC) each had 3 hits for the Saints.

St. Clair hosts George Brown College (1-15) from Toronto on Saturday at Lacasse Park in a doubleheader with game times of 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

St. Clair College Men’s Basketball Runners-up at Durham Tournament

(Oshawa, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men’s Basketball team qualified for the Championship final at the David Stewart Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Durham College in Oshawa Saturday but fell 86-59 to George Brown College. The Saints beat host Durham 76-70 in overtime Friday night and then earned their way to the final with an 86-67 victory over Fanshawe College (London) in the semi-final Saturday afternoon. William Lara-Caston (Windsor, ON/JL Forster) and Gil Atencio (Panama City, Panama) were both named to the Tournament All-Star team for St. Clair.

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