VAUGHAN, August 15, 2012- The Ontario Cup presented by Boston Pizza had a very exciting weekend, as the Ontario Summer Games took place in Toronto. Teams in the Under 15 Boys Tier 1 and Under 15 Girls divisions joined almost 2500 athletes in 28 different sports in pursuit of an Ontario Summer Games gold medal. In addition, the Ontario Cup trophy was also up for grabs, so teams advancing to the championship game had a lot on the line.
Under 15 Girls Gold Medal Game
In the Under 15 Girls gold medal game of the Ontario Summer Games, Brampton Brams United Bandits took on Windsor Eastside Kickers at 9am at Centennial Stadium. In the early minutes of the first half, both teams exchanged chances but were unable to find the back of the net. Brampton Brams finally broke the stalemate with a beautiful goal by #12 Anetra Byfield. At half time, the score stood at 1-0 for Brams. Brampton came out with higher intensity in the second half and came up with an early goal in the 48th minute by #4 Mika Richards. Windsor fought hard for the remainder of the game but was unable to get on the board. The final score was 2-0, with the Brampton Brams United Bandits winning both the Ontario Cup trophy and the Ontario Summer Games gold medal. The Boston Pizza Player of the Game for the silver medalist Windsor Eastside Kickers was goalkeeper #1 Victoria Cope, who made several great saves and kept her team in the game. The Boston Pizza Player of the Game for the gold medalist Brampton Brams was #9 Sura Yekka, who controlled the play for her team with great skill and poise. Congratulations to the Ontario Cup Champions and Ontario Summer Games gold medalists, the Brampton Brams United Bandits!
Under 15 Boys Tier 1 Gold Medal Game
In the Under 15 Boys Tier 1 gold medal game of the Ontario Summer Games, Mississsauga Dixie Athletics Black faced off against Woodbridge Strikers 1997. From the opening whistle both teams came out flying. Teams exchanged chances in the early moments of the first half, but both goalkeepers were up to the task. In the 33rd minute #11 Andrew Alonzi of Woodbridge beat the Dixie keeper, but his shot sailed high off the crossbar. At half time the game was deadlocked in a 0-0 tie. Despite a fast paced first half, both teams came out with an even higher level of intensity for the second 45. Woodbridge went ahead in the 56th minute with a beautiful header converted by #13 Andrew Gordon. Dixie responded with a flurry of pressure, and earned a penalty kick due to a reckless challenge from a Woodbridge defender. Dixie’s #9 Miguel Gaitan converted the penalty in the 73rd minute to equalize the contest. Things took a turn for the worse in the 79th minute when Dixie’s #5 Burhan Amin received his second caution and left his team with only 10 men. Despite being down a man, Dixie was able to hang on and keep the score 1-1 after 90 minutes. In Kicks from the Penalty Mark, Dixie came out on top winning 4-3. The Boston Pizza Player of the Game for the silver medalist Woodbridge Strikers was #5 Dayonn Harris, for creating chances and keeping Dixie on their heels all game. The Boston Pizza Player of the Game for the gold medalist Mississauga Dixie Athletics Black was #23 Julian Mullin, for his intensity at both ends of the pitch. Congratulations to the Ontario Cup Champions and Ontario Summer Games gold medalists, the Mississauga Dixie Athletics Black!
For full Ontario Summer Games results,
visit the Ontario Summer Games Page at http://www.ontariosoccer.net
For more information contact Ryan Tuske,
Competitions and Events Coordinator,
The Ontario Soccer Association,
Ph: 905-264-9390 ext. 229,
Fax: 905-264-9445, E
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