(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair women’s soccer team advanced to the OCAA Championship with a convincing 6-1 win over the St. Lawrence College Vikings on Sunday afternoon at the Main Campus Field in playoff soccer action.
The Saints got off to a great start as Cassie Nicholas (Windsor) scored in the first minute. St. Clair went up 2-0 in the 12th minute on a goal by Jaclyn French (Windsor). French made it 3-0 in the 39th minute on a penalty kick. The Saints got off to another good start in the 2nd half on a goal by Melanie Jubenville (Windsor) in the 47th minute. St. Lawrence got on the board in the 78th minute to make it 4-1 but the Saints responded with two quick goals by Andie Albert (Melbourne) and Cassandra Medeiros (London) to wrap up the scoring late in the match. Tory Brown (Windsor) was solid in net turning aside 7 of 8 shots she faced.
The St. Clair women ended their regular season in 2nd place in the OCAA West Division with a record of 7-2-1.
(Windsor, Ontario) – Tecumseh, ON – St. Clair College (Windsor) defeated Humber College (Etobicoke) 1-0 in the Gold Medal Game at the OCAA Provincial Championship Tournament being held at Lacasse Park in Tecumseh Saturday afternoon. With the win the Saints remain the only OCAA Champion in Men’s Baseball and claim their 5th consecutive Gold Medal.
St. Clair needed just a lone run which came in the 4th inning when Austin Oulds (Chatham, ON) stole home after a dropped third strike that needed a throw to 1st base. Oulds timed it well on that throw and raced home using a wide slide that evaded the return relay to score in dramatic fashion. Saints starting pitcher Seth Chauvin (Tecumseh, ON/L’Essor) put together a sterling performance with a complete game 3-hitter that featured 4 strikeouts and only 2 walks. Chauvin worked out of jam in the 4th inning stranding runners on 2nd and 3rd with a pair of strikeouts that ended the threat. Humber put a runner on base with plans to tie the game in the 7th inning but a nice play on a sinking liner in left field by Garik Godard (Belle River, ON) meant the Saints were just one out from a celebration. A pass ball moved that tying run to 2nd base but a ground ball to shortstop Kevin Dion (Newmarket, ON) allowed the Saints to collect in the middle of the field to enjoy their championship in front of the home fans.
Chauvin was named Player of the Game for St. Clair due to his efforts on the mound in a contest that proved to be a true pitcher’s duel. Humber’s starting pitcher Rory Pollard (Brampton, ON) was unrewarded with a victory but threw a 4-hitter while striking out 7 batters over 6 innings that garnered Player of the Game honours for this team.
Saints first baseman Michael McKay (Miramichi, NB) was named the Championship MVP with centerfielder Carson Burke (Tecumseh, ON/St. Anne) and Kevin Dion taking a spot on the All-Star Team also. Humber’s Steven Hough (Toronto, ON) and Justin Marra (Toronto, ON) along with Fanshawe’s Carlos Arteaga (London, ON) were the remaining members of the Championship All-Star team.
Gold Medal – St. Clair College (Windsor, ON)
Silver Medal – Humber College (Etobicoke, ON)
Bronze Medal – Fanshawe College (London, ON)
4th Place – Durham College (Oshawa)
Michael McKay (St. Clair College) – Most Valuable Player
Carson Burke (St. Clair College)
Kevin Dion (St. Clair College)
Steven Hough (Humber College)
Justin Marra (Humber College)
Carlos Arteaga (Fanshawe College)
(Brampton, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Women’s Softball team were 3-2 at the OCAA Provincial Championship hosted by Humber College at Fairgrounds Park in Brampton and settled for the Silver Medal.
The Saints defeated Mohawk College (Hamilton) on Friday in their opening game by a score of 10-0 in a mercy shortened contest. Sara Stiller (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) pitched 5 strong innings for the win striking out 4 batters and only surrendered 4 hits. Jordan Taylor (Lasalle, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova) went 3 for 3 reaching base each time with a double adding 2 RBI’s.
St. Clair then met Durham College (Oshawa) Friday night and lost 11-0 with Olivia Elliott (Oakville, ON) taking the defeat on the mound in short work. Taylor had another two hits in the game. This forced the Saints into the long road back and met Mohawk again Saturday morning in the Bronze Medal game which is also the alternate route to the Gold Medal Round. St. Clair posted a 9-4 win over Mohawk and eliminated them from contention. Stiller worked 5 innings on the bump for the win and struck out 8 batters putting St. Clair back in a rematch with Durham Saturday afternoon. Taylor and Megan Lumley (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) each had 3 hits in the game for the Saints.
The Saints scored a run in the 1st inning and clung to that lead until the 6th inning where Durham went ahead 2-1. But in heroic fashion St. Clair put two baserunners aboard in the top of the 7th inning for Megan Lumley who deposited a shot over the fence to take back a 4-2 lead into the bottom half. St. Clair held Durham down in the 7th for the win and forced the teams into the ‘if necessary’ game in the double knockout format.