Humber takes grudge match, blanking Bruins 5-0

#6 Isabella Andrade throws the ball to her teammate to continue play. (Photos by Alex Stewart/Sheridan College)

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.

The Hawks dominated the field from start to finish, capping off two quick goals in the 22nd and 24th minute from #7 Hayley Mackie and #25 Nicole Lyon.

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.”

The Hawks’ domination did not let up, they continued to apply the pressure and secured three more goals in the second half thanks to #19 Shaniece Bennett and a two-goal effort from #4 Zoe Longsworth.

#4 Zoe Longsworth celebrates her second goal of the night with teammate #5 Emily Tirabassi.

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.

At the end of the game the final score was Sheridan 0 – 5 Humber.

“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.”

Head coach of the Sheridan Bruins, Paul Angelini. (Photo from Sheridancollege.ca)

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.

About Alexander Stewart 6 Articles
Alex Stewart is a 24-year-old journalism student currently attending Sheridan College- Trafalgar Campus. Born in Mississauga Ontario, Alex has always had a passion for camera technologies and producing content. After Graduating from the business-marketing program at Mohawk College in 2015, Alex began his business career at a CIBC branch in downtown Toronto. Shortly after his tenure at CIBC, Alex applied to the Sheridan College Journalism program to gather the experience and knowledge needed in order to succeed in this field.

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