St. Clair College Softball Clinch Pennant with 5-1 Weekend
(Windsor, Ontario) - The St. Clair College Women’s Softball team racked up 5 wins this past weekend with a doubleheader sweep of Conestoga College (Kitchener) Friday night and Saturday at Mohawk College (Hamilton) before a split at Mic Mac Park Sunday against Fanshawe College (London). Having already clinched the OCAA Regular Season pennant on Saturday, St. Clair’s final games on Sunday were merely a formality. With a 20-4 record St. Clair holds the #1 seed in the OCAA Provincial Championship Tournament starting Friday at Kitchener’s Budd Park which is being hosted by Conestoga College.
The Saints won by scores of 6-2 and 9-2 at Budd Park in Kitchener Friday night with a persistent cold drizzle all evening. Olivia Elliott (Oakville, ON) and Sara Stiller (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) each earned victories on the mound for St. Clair. Jordan Taylor (Lasalle, ON/St. Thomas of Villanova) and Megan Lumley (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) each had 4 hits in the two games.
On Saturday afternoon St. Clair defeated Mohawk College at Mohawk Sports Park in Hamilton by scores of 12-4 and 17-7. Michaela Rilett (Windsor, ON/Kennedy) and Lumley had 6 hits apiece over the two games to pace the Saints offensively with Elliott and Stiller each getting another win.
Sunday afternoon the Saints opened with a 7-2 win over Fanshawe College at Mic Mac Park but wilted in the final game losing 9-4. Elliott picked up another win for St. Clair in pitching 2 innings of relief in the opener but took the loss in the second game in short work after the Saints spread out 5 pitchers in the meaningless contest. Jordyn Clark (Leamington, ON) had 7 hits in the two games for St. Clair but Rya Cowan (Lasalle, ON/Sandwich) launched her 2nd home run of the season.
Women's Soccer Headed to Playoffs
(Welland, Ontario) - The St. Clair College women’s soccer team are headed to the OCAA Playoffs next Saturday. The Saints played their final regular season game on Sunday on the road in Welland against the Niagara Knights.
In a game that didn’t matter to either team the Knights came out on top 2-1. St. Clair did not play a couple key players due to injury as the game had no impact on the standings.
Niagara went up 1-0 at the end of the first half in the 42nd minute. The Knights made it 2-0 in the 82nd minute. The Saints made in 2-1 in the 87th minute on a penalty kick by Jaclyn French (Windsor; Brennan)
With the loss the Saints end the regular season with a 3-5-2 record and in 4th place in the OCAA West Division. Niagara end their season with a record of 7-3 in 2nd place. The Niagara women are currently ranked 6th in the OCAA.
St. Clair will now play either Humber or Sheridan (2nd Place in Central) on the road next Saturday. The winner of that match will advance to the OCAA Championship. Humber and Sheridan play Tuesday night to decide 1st and 2nd place in the Central Division.
St. Clair Men's Soccer Headed to Playoffs on the Road
(Welland, Ontario) – The St. Clair College men’s soccer team are headed to the OCAA Playoffs next Saturday. The Saints played their final regular season game on Sunday on the road in Welland against the Niagara Knights.
In a game that the Saints had to win to move into third place and earn a home playoff game St. Clair came up just short falling 2-0 in an evenly played match.
Niagara went up 1-0 on a penalty kick after an unlucky bounce in the 6th minute. The Knights made it 2-0 in the 21st minute on a breakaway. The Saints played well the rest of the match but could not put one past the Niagara keeper.
With the loss the Saints end the regular season with a 5-5 record and in 4th place in the OCAA West Division. The St. Clair men are currently ranked 10th in the OCAA. Niagara end their season with a record of 7-2-1 in 2nd place. The Niagara men are currently ranked 6th in the OCAA.
St. Clair will now play either Durham or Centennial (2nd Place in East) on the road next Saturday. The winner of that match will advance to the OCAA Championship. Both Durham and Centennial play their final regular season games on Wednesday night.
St. Clair College Men's Cross Country Sweep Season Races
(Scarborough, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Men’s Cross Country team won their third title of the season Saturday at the Centennial College Invitational in Scarborough and are undefeated as they set their sights on the OCAA Provincial Championship Oct. 27th. The St. Clair Men are ranked #3 in the recent Canadian College poll.
Saints 2nd year runner Rick Nepomuceno (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) turned in another top finish for the Saints Men’s team who placed 3rd in a time of 27:29 in a field of 108 runners over the 8km course. Other finishers for the St. Clair Men were Tyler Jones (7th Place, 27:57), Andre Tomasian (8th Place, 28:01), Thador Tekhli (16th Place, 28:51) and Jack Porter (44th Place, 31:01).
The St. Clair Women had their best result of the season with a 5th Place finish out of the 11 OCAA teams registered. Saints 2nd year runner Nicole Desrosiers-Michienzi (Essex, ON/Essex District) led her team in 25th Place against 72 runners in a time of 27:06 over the 6km loop. She was closely followed by teammates Aryana Cirino (26th Place, 27:09), Jessica Hodgkin (27th Place, 27:11), Beth Horrobin (29th Place, 27:13). Hannah Cirino (34th Place, 27:46) and Samantha Boussey (35th Place, 28:01) were the other finishers for the Lady Saints.