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Fanshawe's indoor soccer teams advance to provincials

Melanie Anderson | Interrobang | Sports | March 18th, 2013

Fanshawe's men's and women's indoor soccer teams participated in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Regional Tournament in early March. Both teams had a successful weekend at the OSA Soccer Centre in Vaughan and will now compete at the OCAA Championships on March 21-22.

The top two teams in each pool qualified for the OCAAs.

The women's team started off strong with a win against Confederation College. The women took control of the game early, and won the match 3-1. Goals were scored by Bailey Maxwell, Amanda Dafoe and Niki McDonald.

Next up, the team faced St. Lawrence and had a tougher time getting on in the net. They played a defensive game and came away with a 0-0 draw.

In their final match, the women played the Humber Hawks but came up short, losing the match 3- 1. With a record of 1-1-1 in the tournament, the team finished second in their pool, ensuring them a place at the OCAAs.

The men's team had outstanding tournament, finishing first in their pool.

In their first match, Fanshawe took on the Georgian Grizzlies. Goals by Cedric N'Guessan and Milos Janikic put the Falcons ahead for a final score of 2-1.

The Falcons followed a similar pattern in their game against the Seneca Sting. N'Guessan and Janikic both scored again and Fanshawe came away with a 2-1 victory.

Fanshawe had a tougher time with the Algoma Thunderbirds, coming out with a 3-3 draw. With two goals by Prince Ihekwoaba and another by Colin McArther, the Falcons held a one goal lead with 15 seconds left before the Thunderbirds came back and made it 3-3.

With a first-place finish in the tournament, the men will join the women's team and head back to the OSA Soccer Centre for the provincial championship held from March 21 to 22.
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