BY ALEX STEWART
The sun was shining and the Bruins were ready on the morning of Sept. 29. The schedule was set for a full day of Sheridan Bruins action and the Bruins took full advantage by winning every game scheduled for homecoming.
The Sheridan crowd showed up to support all of the Sheridan teams playing on Homecoming Saturday. Paul Angelini, head coach of the Sheridan women’s soccer team was very appreciative of the home crowd.
“To have a crowd like this really picks up the team and we wish we could get crowds like that for every home game,” he said.
Men’s Rugby: SHERIDAN 29 – 17 Seneca
After trailing the Sting 12-5 at halftime, the Bruins (3-0) rallied to beat Seneca with a final score of 29-17. With this win the Bruins are tied for first place in the OCAA West division with Georgian College. The Bruins will face off against Georgian College on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Sheridan Hall of Fame Ceremony
Following the rugby game was a hall of fame ceremony celebrating Sheridan athletic legends from the past:
- Wayne Fish – Builder
- Christain Mccann – Men’s soccer
- Michael Alleyne – Men’s soccer
- Alan Cameron – Men’s Basketball
Angelini emphasized how important it is for students to acknowledge the history of Sheridan sports.
“I always look forward to homecoming. Because it puts the players in touch with the past,” he said. “So when you look at what you are today where you are because of the past. That’s what I like about homecoming. And we do it very well.”
Women’s Soccer: SHERIDAN 3 – 0 Conestoga
The Bruins dominated the Conestoga Condors for the entire 90 minutes as they take the win 3-0. The Bruins held the lead against Conestoga 2-0 at halftime thanks to goals from Laura Ozoria (20th minute) and Melanie Jubenville (45th minute). The game was never out of Sheridan’s hands and an 86th minute goal from Taylor Baird sealed the win for the Bruins. All eyes are on Zoe Derkach and the Bruins this week as they take on the undefeated Humber Hawks on Oct. 3. Angelini was confident about what the Bruins have to do in order to take the top position in their division.
“Well they [Hawks] are a very good team. They will be solid at every position,” he said. “They will be very deep coming off the bench and we will have to stay mentally in our game plan.”
Women’s Volleyball: SHERIDAN 3 – 1 Seneca
The Sheridan Bruins women’s volleyball team won their first exhibition game against Seneca Sting 3-1. The Bruins will attend the Wannamaker invitation from Oct 12-14 for their final three exhibition games. The Bruins will open the OCAA season at Mohawk College on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Men’s Soccer: SHERIDAN 4 – 0 Conestoga
The Bruins (4-0-2) blew out the Condors (0-5-1) four goals to none thanks to a two-goal effort from Francis Ameyaw (30th & 90th minute). The score was tight until midway through the second half when Sheridan piled on the goals from Diego Poveda (64th minute) and Justin Dworak (70th minute). The men’s will travel with the women’s team to their next game against the (5-1) Humber Hawks on Oct 3, 2018.
Men’s Volleyball: Sheridan 3 – 0 Seneca
The Sheridan Bruins men’s volleyball team swept the Seneca Sting in three sets. This is the only exhibition game the Bruins will play as they will travel to Mohawk College to take on the Mountaineers on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Men’s Basketball: Sheridan 94 – 81 Sheridan Alumni
The final game of homecoming came from the Sheridan men’s basketball team and the Sheridan Alumni. The Bruins will open up their season at home against St. Clair College on Oct. 20.