BY ALEX STEWART
The Humber Hawks (10-0-0) women’s soccer team shut out the Sheridan Bruins (8-2-0) with a score of 5-0 on Oct. 16.
With the Bruins being down 2-0 at halftime, head coach Paul Angelini detailed what the Bruins needed to do in order to come back in the game.
“Well the halftime adjustments really had to do with players moving into space and cutting off the counterattack lanes,” he said. “We seem to do that consistently well but then a couple of bad mistakes by the back line and a couple of obvious mistakes elsewhere and they caught us in an odd-man rush and the results were predictable.”
This win marks the 10th win in a row for the Humber Hawks women’s soccer team. The Hawks did not allow a goal throughout the entire season.
Michael Kopniak, associate director of athletics and recreation at Humber College, had nothing but praise for the women’s soccer team.
“We have been very fortunate to recruit some outstanding players over the last few years who have complimented the strong program that already existed,” he said. “We have outstanding coaches that have never wavered in their pursuit of success.”
Kopniak also had a specific message for any aspiring soccer players who may choose to attend Humber for their athletics.
“We are looking for well-rounded and committed student-athletes,” he said. “The classroom is the reason you are here and soccer is the bonus that comes with that. Our goal is to treat every varsity player with the experience of a lifetime.”
The Bruins season record of (8-2-0) is nothing to scoff at, Angelini also showed appreciation toward his team’s efforts over the last six weeks.
“A very successful season. We played through our injuries. We played through the downflow of the season when we weren’t playing very well. We played through it,” he said. “We still got the results that we were looking for. So now we hope we can start the way out again for the playoff game on Saturday.”
Zoe Derkach, the leading goal scorer for the Bruins with 11 goals, sustained an injury during the second half of the game and did not return.
Angelini was confident that she would be okay for the Bruin’s first playoff game coming up on Saturday, Oct. 20.
“Yeah she’s fine,” Angelini said. “She was just feeling some chills and she wanted to go someplace warm so we sent to the changeroom.”
As for the Bruins, their next opponent is still undetermined at the moment, they are set to play the 4th place team from the western division on Saturday Oct. 20.