January 14, 2022
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Annika Nolte was looking for a change of scenery without being too far from her hometown. The Grade 12 student at Lord Dorchester Secondary school found what she was looking for at Nipissing University, in North Bay. Nolte accepted an athletic scholarship, studying physical health and education and to continue her soccer career, starting this September.
January 20, 2022
ST. THOMAS - Tazia Lessard will be dribbling the soccer ball this September with the Waterloo Warriors. The Grade 12 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute will continue her education in the health science co-op program.
January 4, 2022
ST. THOMAS - David Day is a Hall of Famer. The St. Thomas native and long time member of the St. Thomas Soccer Club was recently enshined in to the Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL) Hall of Fame.
December 29, 2021
ST. THOMAS - When Sadie Waite was 12 years old she received a call-up to a team two years older. Facing opponents nearly a foot taller, Waite never looked out of place on the field.
That experience ignited the competitive spirit in the young midfielder.
Six years later, Waite has signed to continue her soccer career and post secondary education on a full scholarship with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, next September.
December 27, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Hayley Umansky was able to find what was most important for the next four years of her life in school and sport. The Grade 12 student at Parkside Collegiate Institute will continue her education and soccer career, at Madonna University, a NAIA school in Livonia, Michigan, in September, 2022.
November 9, 2021
WINDSOR, Ont. - Lauren Gellner, of Dorchester, has been named to the Ontario University Athletics' West Division all-star team. Gellner started all 10 games for the University of Windsor Lancers' women's soccer team, recording five shutouts. The Lord Dorchester Secondary school grad, is a senior at Windsor studying Human Kinetics.
November 5, 2021
CHICAGO Ill. - Morgan Blair, of Aylmer and and their University of Evansville Aces teammates are heading to the Missouri Valley Conference women's soccer final. Evansville beat Valparaiso, 2-1, on a golden goal in double overtime.
Blair, a graduate of East Elgin secondary school, is a fifth year defender, who has started all 18 of the Aces' games this season. Dorchester Nicole Benati is a fifth year mid-fielder on the Aces, but has not played since September 25.
The Aces, seeded sixth, face number one Loyola Chicago in the final.
October 30, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Haley Gordon has more hardware to add to her collection. It wasn't the colour the St. Thomas native was hoping for, but Gordon and her St. Lawrence Surge teammates have a silver medal from the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women's soccer final. The Fanshawe Falcons won gold, with a 2-1 win, at City Wide Sports Park. A graduate of Parkside Collegiate this past June, Gordon was a member of the Stampeders' OFSAA champion girls' soccer team in 2018.
October 29, 2021
LONDON, Ont. - Haley Gordon and her St. Lawrence Surge teammates are in the OCAA women's soccer final, against the Fanshawe Falcons, 6:30 p.m tonight at City Wide Sports Park. Gordon had one of the goals, as St. Lawrence edged Seneca 3-2, in the semifinals Friday. A graduate of Parkside Collegiate, Gordon helped the Stampeders win the OFSAA girls' AA soccer title in 2018.
October 25, 2021
KINGSTON, Ont. - Haley Gordon has put the St. Lawrence Surge in to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women's soccer semifinals. The first-year forward from St. Thomas, scored in the fifth minute of overtime to give the Surge a 1-0 victory over St. Clair, in the quarterfinals on Oct. 23. St. Lawrence advances to the women's soccer final four for the first time since 2013, facing Seneca in the semifinals Friday, October 29, 11 a.m., at City Wide Sports Park, in London. Gordon, a graduate of Parkside Collegiate, scored three goals during the regular season, helping St. Lawrence finish with a 5-0-1 record, in the East Division.
September 13, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Bella Nolte has back to back Ontario Cup titles. The winger with the Dorchester SC Alliance won a second provincial championship, defeating the Erin Mills Eagles, 3-2, on penalty kicks, to capture the U-15 girls crown Saturday at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.
September 26, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. 0 Kailey Hill and Lowyn Weber scored to lift Dorchester Alliance past H.E.A.D.S United, 2-1, today, in Western Region U15 girls' soccer. United leads the division with a 7-1-1 record, one point ahead of Dorchester (7-0-0).
September 21, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Alana Kendrick, Lowyn Weber and Kailey Hill, each potted two goals as Dorchester Alliance routed Kitchener, 10-0, in Western Region U15 girls soccer. Giuliana Marra, Brooklyn Anderson, Ava Donohue and Michaela Scratch, rounded out the scoring. Caitlyn De Roux posted the shutout as Dorchester improved to 6-0-0.
September 18, 2021
ST. THOMAS - Andrew Henson scored twice and keeper Hudson Andrews had the shutout as St. Thomas blanked Tillsonburg, 2-0, in Western Ontario Soccer Premier men's action at Athletic Park. St. Thomas is 4-1-5, sixth in the division.
July 27, 2021
SARNIA, Ont. - Bella Nolte, Kailey Hill and Lowyn Weber, each scored twice to lead Dorchester (2-0-0) in a 10-1 thrashing of Sarnia in U15 girls Western Region League soccer. Giuliana Marra, Ava Donohue, Aryn Workentin and Madeline Min, rounded out the Dorchester scoring.
July 13, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Bella Nolte, with two goals, Lowyn Weber and Cadence Oliveira, scored as Dorchester blanked Guelph, 4-0, in Western Region U15 girls' soccer. Keeper Caitlyn De Roux had the shutout in the team's opening season game.
July 16, 2021
TILLSONBURG, Ont. - Noah Dos Stantos scored and keeper Alex May had the clean sheet as St. Thomas blanked Tillsonburg, 1-0, in Western Ontario Soccer Premier Division action. St. Thomas now has a win and loss on the season.
July 13, 2021
DORCHESTER, Ont. - Bella Nolte, with two goals, Lowyn Weber and Cadence Oliveira, scored as Dorchester blanked Guelph, 4-0, in Western Region U15 girls' soccer. Keeper Caitlyn De Roux had the shutout in the team's opening season game.
July 11, 2021
ST. THOMAS - After almost two years of silence on the local pitch, the St. Thomas premier men returned to action. The players happy to be back in action, didn't get the result they desired, dropping their season opener in the Western Ontario Soccer League, 3-0 to London Croatia, at Athletic Park.
May 19, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kaila Novak is on the PAC-12 academic honour roll. The St. Thomas native is a freshman with the UCLA women's soccer team, studying neuroscience.
For this distinction, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and serve at least a full year as a resident at a given member institution.
Novak started 11 of 16 games in her first season, playing 811 minutes, scoring once on three shots on net and assisted on three other goals.
UCLA went 13-1-3 overall, winning the PAC-12 title and advancing to the round of 16 at the NCAA championship tournament.
April 22, 2021
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - University of Evansville women's soccer midfielder Nicole Benati was named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention team, announced by the conference office today.
Benati holds a 4.00 grade-point-average in mathematics and saw action in eight matches this season, racking up 670 minutes played. The Dorchester, Ontario native has made an impact from day one on the pitch for the Aces starting in seven matches in the UE strong midfield. Benati posted the clutch assist that set up the game winning goal against Loyola at the 26-minute that set up the Aces with a spot in the MVC tournament. She also posted five shots with two on goal during the season.
April 11, 2021
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Tough ending to a season for Nicole Benati, of Dorchester and Morgan Blair (pictured), from Aylmer, as the Evansville Aces lost 1-0 to Valparaiso, defeated in penalty kicks, 5-3, in their Missouri Valley Conference quarterfinal.
Evansville went 2-3-3 during the season. The Aces only had two goals for. Blair, a senior defender helped the Aces limit opponents to just three goals over the eight games. Junior mid-fielder Benati had one assist, five shots, two on goal.
April 8, 2021
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Dorchester's Nicole Benati had two of University of Evansville women's soccer team's seven shots on goal, in a 1-0 loss to Indiana State, their final regular season game. Evansville out shot Indiana State, 12-9, but the visiting team had the lone goal, just 2:25 into the match. The Purple Aces (2-3-2) will open the Missouri Valley Conference playoffs at Valparaiso, Indiana, April 11. The teams had a scoreless tie on March 24th.
April 3, 2021
CHICAGO, Ill. - Dorchester's Nicole Benati set up Emilie Hill's goal, as Evansville University blanks Loyola Chicago, 1-0, in NCAA Missouri Valley Conference women's soccer action. It is Benati's first assist with Evansville, after transferring from the University of Buffalo, following her sophomore year. Benati had one of Evansville's five shots against Loyola, as the Aces improved their overall record to 2-2-2.
Benati has played 515 minutes this season over Evanville's six games. Morgan Blair, a graduate of East Elgin Secondary school, now a senior at Evansville, led the Aces' defence.
April 3, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - In UCLA Bruins' women soccer 4-0 shutout of Washington State late Friday, freshman forward Kaila Novak (St. Thomas) picked up her third assist, (to go with one goal) in the past four games.
March 26, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kaila Novak has her first career NCAA goal. The freshman from St. Thomas gave the UCLA Bruins women's soccer team a 1-0 lead against Arizona State, 16:41 into the first half.
A ball kicked by teammate Mia Fishel hit the left post and Novak quickly jumped on the rebound 10 feet outside of the keeper's box, depositing the ball into the right ride of the net.
Arizona won 2-1 in double overtime handing UCLA their first loss of the year (8-1-1).
Over nine games in the UCLA lineup, Novak has played 460 minutes, recording a goal, two assists, six shots in total with three on net.
March 25, 2021
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The University of Evansville women's soccer team, aka Aces, boasts three players from the local area.
Senior defender Morgan Blair hails from Aylmer and attended East Elgin Secondary school. The recently turned 22 year old played in all 16 of the Aces matches last season and started 12 of 15 matches in her second year.
Junior midfielder Nicole Benati is a Lord Dorchester alumni who spent the past two years at the University of Buffalo.
Freshman forward Rachel Rosborough is from Mt. Brydges and attended Strathroy District last year.
The Aces are 1-1-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference, following a scoreless tie with Valparaiso. Benati had one shot. Evansville is a private university in the city of the same name, in southern Indiana.
March 14, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kaila Novak is becoming more prominent in games with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins women's soccer team. The freshman forward from St. Thomas had the second assist on a goal by Reilyn Turner that tied the game against the University of Southern California (USC), at two goals each late in the second half. Novak's beauty cross found Delanie Sheehan, who passed it back to Turner for the goal. The game finished tied at two. Novak, who now has assists in back to back games, played a season high 81 minutes. The Bruins' number seven has four shots this season, two shots on net.
March 12, 2021
BOULDER, Col. - Kaila Novak, of St. Thomas, a freshman forward with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) women's soccer team, played 44 minutes and had one shot on net today, during a 1-0 win over Colorado. UCLA is 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the PAC-10. Novack attended high school at St. Joe's for grades nine and 10, before transferring to Bill Crothers Secondary school.
February 26, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kaila Novak, of St. Thomas, played a season high 55 minutes with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) women's soccer team, in a 2-1 squeaker over PAC-10 rival University of Arizona.
The rookie forward has made appearances in three of UCLA's four games, playing a total of 123 minutes. The Bruins are 4-0-0.
February 16, 2021
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Kaila Novak, of St. Thomas, a freshman forward with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) women's soccer team, played 46 minutes and had one shot on net, today during a 3-0 win over San Diego.
Novak made her NCAA debut against Brigham Young University (BYU), on February 12th, playing 22 minutes.
August 29, 2020
ST. THOMAS - A little action from week three of the St. Thomas Soccer Club youth rec division, this morning at Parkside Collegiate.
August 22, 2020
ST. THOMAS - Recreational youth soccer has returned to the pitch in St. Thomas for a shortened season. The St. Thomas Soccer Club has eight teams are playing Saturday mornings throughout August and September, at Parkside Collegiate.
February 21, 2020
ST. THOMAS - Kaila Novak is representing Canada again. The 17-year old from St. Thomas was named to the Canadian roster last week for the 2020 CONCACAF (Confederation of North Central American and Caribbean Association Football) under-20 women's soccer championships, in the Dominican Republic. Novak played for Canada at the 2018 CONCACAF U17 championships, winning a bronze medal and helping Canada finish fourth at the FIFA U17 women's World Cup.
August 11, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Sydney Vandenberg and Annika Nolte are off to the Ontario Cup semifinals. The right wing and striker from Dorchester, helped Alliance FC defeat Glen Shields FC, 3-1, in an Ontario Cup U16 girls’ quarterfinal, at North London Fields, August 10th. Glen Shields, out of Concord, was the defending champion. Trailing 1-0 at half, Nolte tied the game heading in the ball off a corner kick. Nolte added insurance scoring Alliance’s third goal. Their semifinal is August 24th in Oshawa.
August 9, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Cameron Sanders scored the only goal as St. Thomas blanked the North Huron Tempest, 1-0, in the London and Area Women's Soccer League (LAWSL) Second Division Cup final, Thursday, at the Hellenic Centre. Sanders scored on a free kick outside the 18 box, while keeper Avivia Fournie picked up the shutout.
"Very strong defence on our part," Fournie said. "(The defence) really helped to progress the game and keep up the intensity."
St. Thomas edged Alliance FC, 2-1, in a Cup semifinal. Zoe Gubinczki and Emma Butters scored for St. Thomas.
Alliance is the current Second Division East leaders, with a 9-2-2 record, just ahead of St. Thomas at 7-0-4. North Huron upended the West leaders, Sarnia (11-0-1), in their semifinal.
July 28, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Klara Lattanzio and Grace Shackelton scored, while keeper Aviva Fournie had the shutout, as St. Thomas blanked the Sarnia Spirit, 2-0, in the U18 final for Girls Soccerfest, at Athletic Park. The Reds won their first shootout of the season, in the semifinals, to advance to the title game.
July 27, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Three St. Thomas Reds teams are in action this weekend at the St. Thomas Soccer Club's annual Girls Soccerfest at Athletic and Cowan Parks. This year's tournament features five divisions, including U18, 16 and 14.
June 8, 2019
STONEY CREEK, ON. - It was two agonizing outcomes to conclude the season. The Lord Dorchester Beavers finished fourth at OFSAA single-A girls' soccer, edged 2-1, by Ottawa Louis Riel, in the bronze medal game. In the semifinals, Cornwall La Citadelle squeezed by Dorchester, 2-1, in overtime The Beavers finished pool play with two wins and two ties, before edging Tecumseh Lajeunesse, 1-0, in the quarterfinals It is back to back seasons the Dorchester girls have appeared at OFSAA, finishing fifth last year, losing in the quarterfinals.
June 7, 2019
STONEY CREEK, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers will be playing for an OFSAA medal. The Beavers defeated Tecumseh Lajeunesse, 1-0, in a shutout, during the OFSAA 1A girls' soccer quarterfinals. The game was scoreless through regulation and overtime. Dorchester takes on Cornwall La Citadelle, in a semifinal, 9 a.m. Saturday. The other semi has Ottawa Louis Riel against Alexandria Le Relais. The Beavers finished pool play with two wins and two ties, finishing one point behind Breslau Woodland Christian, a team they beat 2-1. After a pair of ties on day one, Ashley Legg and Sarah Smith scored in the victory over Woodland Christian, last year's 1A champions. Claudia Zavitz with two goals, Avery Dance and Annika Nolte with one each, in Dorchester's 4-0 silencing of Timiskaming.
June 6, 2019
STONEY CREEK, ON. - The Dorchester Beavers have a different look on the field but their OFSAA goal remains. After day one of the 1A provincial high school girls' soccer tournament, the Beavers have a pair of ties, knotting it with Hamilton Christian and Newcastle Clarke High, here at the Heritage Green Sport Park.
May 28, 2019
LONDON, ON. - The early days of June won't feel the same for Parkside Stampeders' girls soccer team. A five year run to the OFSAA championship has been snapped, after the London Lucas Vikings blanked Parkside, 3-0, in the WOSSAA AAA final, at City Wide Fields. During their five consecutive appearances at the provincial high school tournament, all at the AA level, the Stampeders twice won the gold medal. This was the first year in the AAA division. Lucas placed fourth at OFSAA AAA last year.
May 28, 2019
STRATHROY, ON. - OFSAA, the Dorchester Beavers are coming back. For the second consecutive season, the Beavers won the WOSSAA single-A girls' soccer title, to earn a spot at the provincial high school tournament. Sarah Smith scored twice and Avery Dance, Maddy McLellan and Annika Nolte each had one goal, as the Beavers dumped the South Huron Sabres, 5-1, in the 1A gold medal game, at Van Dyk Park. OFSAA is June 6-8, in Ancaster.
May 23, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders captured the boys and girls' Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) AAA South-East soccer titles, both teams defeating the Ingersoll Blue Bombers, in their respective finals. Zeke Gubinczki and Colton Waicek scored as Parkside blanked Ingersoll, 2-0, in the boys' game. Tazia Lessard potted a hat trick to lead the Lady Stamps past Ingersoll, 7-0. Braelyn Dennis, Hayley Umansky, Chloe Ellery and Ashley Watson, also scored.
May 23, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - Both the Dorchester boys and girls' teams are heading to Strathroy for the WOSSAA 1A event. Annika Nolte and Hannah Vickers scored and Julie Piper was in net for the shutout, as the Lady Beavers blanked the Central Elgin Titans, 2-0, in the South-East 1A girls' final. On the boys' side, Mirsad Novak-Hasic, with two goals, Aiden O'Brien and Willian Legg scored, to lead the Beavers over the Titans, 4-0.
May 21, 2019
DORCHESTER, ON. - A year after advancing to the OFSAA girls' soccer quarterfinals, the Dorchester Beavers have higher aspirations. The Beavers took step one closer to their season's goal, by advancing to the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East 1A final, with a 9-0 shelling of the West Elgin Wildcats, in their semifinal, at the Thames Centre soccer fields.
Hannah Vickers burned the Wildcats four times, while Avery Dance had two goals and Michaela Farrugia, Leiha Hunt, Katie McDonald and Annika Nolte, one each.
May 14, 2019
LONDON, ON. -Mackenzie Mota scored twice, but the St. Joseph's Rams fell to the St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs, 5-2, in District girls' soccer, Monday at City Wide Field. The Lady Rams were eliminated from playoff action today, following an AA quarterfinal loss to the Regina Mundi Titans, 2-1, on penalty kicks.
May 14, 2019
ST. THOMAS - Parkside will be the top team heading into the Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East AA/AAA boys and girls' soccer playoffs.
The Lady Stampeders completed an undefeated regular season run at 6-0-0, dumping the Central Elgin Titans, 4-1, under the lights at Parkside C.I. Savannah Williams, Halle Szabo, Taylor Goodhue and Klara Lattanzio, on a penalty shot, scored for Parkside. Paige Gillespie replied for the Titans. Earlier in the day, Zeke Gubinczki had two goals and Brendan Smida and Colton Wiacek one each, as the Stampeder boys doubled up on the East Elgin Eagles, 4-2, to finish at 4-0-2. Rob Redecop had both goals for the visitors.
May 3, 2019
TILLSONBURG, ON. - The Parkside Stampeders won both the boys and girls' finals at the Gemini Cup soccer tournament. The Lady Stampeders won all four of their games, outscoring opponents, 25-0, including blanking London Lucas, 1-0, in the final. Savannah Williams scored and Stamps' keeper Aviva Fournie stopped a late game penalty shot.
The boys edged London Lucas, 2-1, in their final, on goals by Kaiden Banks and Camden Simda, with a penalty shot.
April 15, 2019
LONDON, ON. - Ashley Watson, Savannah Williams and Klara Lattanzio, each scored twice as the Parkside Stampeders opened the 2019 Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) girls' soccer season, blanking the East Elgin Eagles, 6-0, at City Wide Feilds. Aviva Fournie and Janessa Davies shared the shutout. On the boys' side, Parkside and East Elgin battled to a scoreless draw. Eagles' Ethan Cartwright and Stampeder Ian MacDonald threw up shutouts. Parkside hit three posts.
February 10, 2019
VAUGHAN, ON. - Dorchester advanced to the final of the under-13 girls' division, at the Ontario Soccer Indoor Cup, losing 1-0 to Erin Mills. Dorchester won their pool, shutting out Orangeville, 2-0, Caledon, 7-0 and the Brampton Brams, 11-0. In the semifinals, Dorchester blanked Brampton FC, 4-0.
August 20, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Following a dominating regular season, the St. Thomas Scorpions were hoping to finish with some hardware. However, the Byron Force had other ideas, taking London and Area Soccer League (LAWSL) Third Division's top team, to penalty kicks in the Third Division Cup final and winning, 3-2, at the Hellenic Centre. Tied following regulation and 20 minutes of overtime, Byron won in kicks, five goals to four.
August 15, 2018
WALLACEBURG, ON. - Claire Banks and Jaylin Wismer scored to lead St. Thomas past Wallaceburg, 2-0, in a London and Area Women's Soccer league (LAWSL) Third Division Cup semifinal. Rianne Neill recorded the shutout in her first game back from injury since June. St. Thomas advances to the Third Division Cup final against Byron, Monday, at the Hellenic Centre, in London.
St. Thomas coach Jaime Earhart pointed to midfielders Nicole Carnegie and Jalyn Smart, who prevented a strong Wallaceburg midfield from generating any scoring opportunities.
"Our midfield controlled the game and made the job easier on our defenders and keeper," Earhart said. "They generated a ton of offence as well and if not for really outstanding play of the Wallaceburg keeper, the score may have been much higher."
Banks rifled in a shot from the left elbow of the 18-yard box midway through the first half. In the second half, Wismer scored off a cross from Zoe Gubinczki.
July 26, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Scorpions had a perfect 11-0-0 run to start the season. But the Dorchester Sapphires have a thrown a crack into that record. Emily Jans scored the game’s lone goal, as Dorchester blanked St. Thomas, 1-0, handing the Third Division East leaders their first loss in the London and Area Women’s Soccer League, tonight at Athletic Park.
July 22, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Two of three St. Thomas teams advanced to the semifinals in their respective divisions, during Girls' Soccerfest, at Athletic and Cowan Parks. St. Thomas Strikers lost to Brantford City, in the U13 division, while the St. Thomas Red Devils fell to East Hamilton Phoenix, in U15 action.
June 9, 2018
TECUMSEH, ON. – For the second time in three years, the Parkside Stampeders are OFSAA AA girls' soccer champions. Presley Gruener potted the decisive penalty kick, while keeper Aviva Fournie made a big stop, to lift the Parkside Stampeders over the St. Mike's Mustangs, from Niagara Falls, 3-2 (4-3), in penalty kicks, to win the gold medal game, at L'Essor high school.
St. Mike's opened the scoring 12 minutes into the first half. Petra Salin tied the game five minutes later, then gave Parkside a 2-1 lead, in the opening minutes of the second half. The Mustags knotted the game at two goals each, with five minutes remaining in regulation time.
June 9, 2018
TECUMSEH, ON. – For the second time in three years, the Parkside Stampeders are in told medal soccer game. Ashley Watson and Tiffany Johnston scored, as Parkside edged the Corpus Christi Longhorns, 2-1, in a semifinal, at L'Essor high school. Parkside faces St. Mike's high school, from Niagara Falls, in the gold medal game, today at 1:30 p.m., at L'Essor.
"It is so hard to get to OFSAA and now we have a chance at gold for the second time in two years," said Parkside coach Gerry Safadi, following the semifinal win. "So many things have to go right. One more game to go."
Two years ago, Parkside won the gold medal, at the tournament held in Sudbury.
May 31, 2018
LONDON, ON. – It is becoming an annual tradition. For the fifth consecutive year, the Parkside Stampeders are heading to the OFSAA AA girls' soccer tournament, the provincial championship for high school teams. Taylor Goodhue, on a penalty kick, Katie Ellery and Petra Salin scored, as the Stampeders triumphed over the London St. Andre Bessette Bulldogs, 3-1, in the WOSSAA AA girls' final, at Stoneybrook Field.
May 31, 2018
LONDON, ON. - Lauren Gellner and Hannah Vickers scored as Dorchester edged the London Christian Pioneers, 2-1, in the WOSSAA 1A girls' gold medal game, at Windemere Field. The Beavers didn't let missing a few players because of the school's prom later in the day, prevent them from earning a berth at OFSAA. Three players delayed prom appointments so they could help teammates achieve their OFSAA goal. The Beavers' boys were blanked 1-0 by Holy Cross, in their final: LDSS boys lose WOSSAA gold game
May 28, 2018
ST. THOMAS – The Parkside Stampeders return to WOSSAA with eyes on a fourth consecutive appearance at OFSAA. The Dorchester Beavers’ girls’ team return to WOSSAA facing the same challenge as a year ago. Meanwhile, Dorchester’s boys head to WOSSAA for the first time this decade. All three of these teams won their respective Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East soccer finals, at Athletic Park.
May 28, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The Dorchester Beaver girls' team return to WOSSAA facing the same challenge as a year ago, while the boys head to WOSSAA for the first time this decade. All three of these teams won their respective Thames Valley Regional Athletics South-East soccer finals, at Athletic Park.
May 12, 2018
ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas premier men have started the Western Ontario Soccer League season off on the right foot.
Ben Moniz, Noah Dos Santos and Kyle Norton scored, while keeper Zach Moniz was spotless in net, as St. Thomas blanked Chatham, 3-0, in their season opener, at Athletic Park.
May 8, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Tiffany Johnston scored twice, while Aviva Fournie had a clean sheet, as the Parkside Stampeders silenced the Central Elgin Titans, 5-0, in Thames Valley Regional Athletics (TVRA) South Division girls' soccer, under the lights, at Parkside CI. Kaitlin Ellery, Kailey Dennis and Kiara Lattanzio, also scored. The Stampeders, three time reigning WOSSAA 2A champions, are favoured again this season to return to OFSAA, the high school provincial championship.
May 7, 2018
ST. THOMAS – Jocelyn Delgado scored and keeper Jordyn Rady posted the shutout, as the St. Joseph's Rams improved to 3-0, blanking Strathroy Holy Cross, 1-0, in District girls' soccer, at St. Joe's high school. Over the three games, the Rams have out scored their opponents, 9-1, to sit in first place in the District's tier 2 division.
May 4, 2018
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Dennis
Reid and Caleb Schaap scored, while keeper Evan Wharton earned the shutout, as
the St. Joseph's Rams blanked London South, 2-0, in the boys' third place game,
at the Gemini Cup. Kaitlin Ellery scored twice to lift the Parskide Stampeders over the London Lucas Vikings, 2-1, for the girls' soccer title, at the Gemini Cup.
Lucas won the boys' final edging Glendale, 2-1, on penalty kicks.
May 4, 2018
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Kaitlin Ellery scored twice to lift the Parskide Stampeders over the London Lucas Vikings, 2-1, for the girls' soccer title, at the Gemini Cup.
Parkside finished 4-0 including wins over West Elgin, London Clarke Road and host Tillsonburg Glendale, in pool play.
Lucas won the boys' final edging Glendale, 2-1, on penalty kicks. The St. Joseph's Rams blanked London South, 2-0, in the boys' third place game. Dennis Reid and Caleb Schaap scored, while keeper Evan Wharton earned the shutout.
April 23, 2018
MANAGUA, NICARAGUA - The 2018 CONCACAF
U17 women's soccer championship has been cancelled amid riots in the Nicaragua
Kaila Novak, of St. Thomas and her Team Canada teammates flew into Miami from Nicaragua this morning. Canada was to play Costa Rica, on Sunday and the three time defending champion U.S., on Tuesday. No word on re-scheduling the event, a qualifier for the U17 women's World Cup, this fall in Uruguay. More than 25 people have been killed during rioting, sparked by protests to changes in Nicaragua's social security payment systems.
April 21, 2018
MANAGUA, NICARAGUA - Kaila Kovak, of St. Thomas, scored two caps (goals) and was named player of the match, leading Canada to a 3-0 win, over Bermuda, in their opener, at the 2018 CONCACAF U17 women's soccer championships. Canada plays Costa Rica, on Sunday and the three time defending champion U.S., on April 24th. Following the round robin, the top two finishers in each of the two groups will cross over for the semi-finals. The winner of those games, plus the winner of the third place game, advance to the world championship.
April 19, 2018
WELLAND, ON. – The Parkside Lady Stampeders' soccer team have made it back to back Niagara Cup tournament champions. This year Parkside won playing in the AAA division, defeating Cardinal Newman, from Stoney Creek, 1-0, in the final, on penalty kicks, at Youngs Sportplex.
March 20, 2018
ST. THOMAS - Krista Ferguson scored four times to lead Offside to a 8-3 defeat of Camo 4 Paisley, in a women's A semifinal, for the St. Thomas Futsal Club, at Central Elgin C.I., on Sunday, March 18th. Courtney Allen and Natalie McDavell, added two goals each for Offside Katie Locke, Angie Nelson, and Sarah Weinstein, replied for Camo. Offside will meet Sureshot in the women's A final, Sunday, March 25th, at CECI.
September 13, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Sadie Waite, a forward with the London Youth Whitecaps, brought home a silver medal from the Ontario Cup under-14 girls' final, played at the Vaughn Soccer Centre. Waite, a student at Southwold elementary school, is the daughter of Chris and Christine Waite and grand-daughter to Jim Waite. Playing up a division, Waite doesn't turn 13 until October.
August 15, 2017
ST. THOMAS – TNikki Johnson had another hat trick, including her division leading 21st goal of the season, as St. Thomas beat Chatham, 3-1, in London Area Women's Soccer League premier action, at Athletic Park.
Their 10th win of the season leap frogs St. Thomas over London Marconi, into third place, with a game still in hand.
July 23, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The St. Thomas Cyclones have the best result from local entries at girls Soccerfest. The top seed in the under-15 division, following pool play, won their quarter-final, but lost to Waterloo United, in a semi-final, at Athletic Park. Earlier today, both the St. Thomas U16 Warriors and Dorchester Blue Devils, fell in quarter-final action. The Warriors were blanked 2-0 by Leamington United, while Guelph shutout Dorchester, 4-0, in their U13 quarter-final.
July 22, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Two local teams got off on the right foot this morning, at girls Soccerfest. Dorchester opened with a 6-1 win over Fort Erie, in the under-13 division. Synthia Bishop struck four times, while Shaelyn Linton and Danika Linton, had a goal each.
The St. Thomas Cyclones blanked the LaSalle Stompers, 3-0 in their U15 opener. Halle Szabo, Taylor Snyder and Klara Lattanzio scored, while keeper Arianna Lethbridge had the shutout.
Szabo was part of the Parkside CI team, that won WOSSAA to earn a berth at OFSAA (high school provincial tournament) earlier this year.
The Cyclones finished pool play as the top seed in their division. St. Thomas' under 16 team, the Warriors, placed fourth in their division. The host club's U18 team failed to advance to the playoff round.
There are over 35 teams in five divisions, at this year's tournament, from as far as Windsor, Sarnia and Peterborough.
July 16, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The St. Thomas Reds won the under-14 division at boys Soccerfest. Jack Tunstill, Gavin Barnhouse and Kaiden Banks scored, as St. Thomas edged Galladevs, 3-2, in the final, held at Athletic Park. Earlier in the day, the Reds blanked Waterloo United, 1-0, in a semi-final, on a goal by Barnhouse.
Four St. Thomas teams in total, advanced to playoff rounds during the two day tournament. The St. Thomas Red Bulls defeated Galladevs, 4-0, in an under-13 quarter-final, but fell to Leamington, in the semi-finals, 5-2. In the U15 semis, the St. Thomas Strikers were defeated by Milton, 4-1, after getting by the Chatham Attack, 2-1, on penalty kicks, in the quarter-finals. In the U18 quarters, St. Thomas lost to Mount Hamilton, 3-2.
July 15, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Hunter Gilchrist and Kaiden Banks, on a penalty kick, scored to lift the St. Thomas Reds over Waterloo, 2-1, in the under-14 division at boys Soccerfest. The Reds are 2-0 on day one of the tournament, at Athletic and Cowan Parks. The St. Thomas Red Bulls are 2-1, in the under-14 division, while the host club's under-13 team has a pair of ties, with one pool game remaining.
June 24, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Leading 3-0 at half-time, St. Thomas seemed to be command of their Western Ontario Soccer League premier men's game against English FC.
But a second half red card and a lack of support from the bench, contributed to St. Thomas watching English FC rally for a 3-3 final. Matt Aristone, Aaron Squires and Adam Legg scored for St. Thomas.
June 22, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Nikki Johnson carried the St. Thomas offence, with three goals, in a 3-2 edging of the Curinga Titans, in a London Area Women's Soccer League premier division City Cup game, at Athletic Park. St. Thomas advances to the City Cup semi-finals next month.
June 22, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Michael Edwards scored a pair of goals, while Wayne McIntrye and David Day, had a goal each, as St. Thomas dumped Forest City, 4-1, in Middlesex Masters Soccer League action at Athletic Park.
June 18, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Three St. Thomas men's teams picked up wins in recent days.
Mark Lewis had a pair of goals to lead the St. Thomas premier men to a 4-2 road win at Wallaceburg, Friday, in the Western Ontario Soccer League. Andrew Maxwell and
Aaron Squires also scored for St. Thomas, now owners of a record of 2-2-3.
In WOSL second division action, Duncan Fergusen, Mark Lewis and David Day scored, as St. Thomas edged Exeter, 3-2, on Sunday.
David Day had a pair of goals as St. Thomas upended league leading Apollo Blue, 5-1, in a Middlesex Masters Soccer league Cup game, at City Wide Fields, on June 14. Greg Westra, Mike Edwards and Nate Girardin, completed the St.Thomas scoring. In league play, St. Thomas is 3-0-1, behind the first place Apollo Blue, at 5-0-0. . Andrew Henson with two goals and Mark Lewis scored for St. Thomas.
June 11, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The St. Thomas premier men's team picked up their first win of the season blanking Croatia, 4-0, in Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL) action.
Adam Legg, Matt Aristone, Alonso Flores and Kyle Norton scored, while Greg Westra earned a shutout in emergency duty. In WOSL second division, St. Thomas beat Oakridge, 3-1, to remain unbeaten, at 3-2-0. Andrew Henson with two goals and Mark Lewis scored for St. Thomas.
June 8, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Paisley McGugan, co-captain of the Parkside Lady Stampeders, is the inaugural winner of the Thames Valley Region Athletic (TVRA) South-East Ms. Soccer award.
A grade 12 student-athlete at PCI, McGugan has been instrumental in leading the Stampeders to four WOSSAA AA titles, and an OFSAA championship in 2016.
June 2, 2017
NORTH BAY, ON. – A goal with eight minutes remaining in the second half lifted Burlington Notre Dame over the Parkside Stampders,
1-0, at the OFSAA AA girls' soccer tournament.
The Notre Dame win prevented Parkside from advancing to the quarter-finals.
"We had several chances but couldn't get the win," Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said. "The girls battled hard against a good team." Notre Dame went on to win the gold medal, with a 4-1 win in the final. Bishop Macdonell took home the bronze medal. The Stampeders rode a 20 game winning streak into the provincial tournament, with a roster featuring 16 players in grades nine and ten. The Stampeders' only losses this season were to Notre Dame and Bishop Macdonell.
"I told them how proud I was of what we accomplished this year," Safadi said. "OFSAA is a great experience for the team and it will only make us stronger for next year."
One player who graduates following four trips to OFSAA, is co-captain Paisley McGugan. She heads to Guelph University to study criminology. "McGugan has been outstanding," praised Safadi. "Fantastic central defender who was instrumental in why we only allowed nine goals in 23 games."
June 2, 2017
NORTH BAY, ON. – 9:30 a.m. Taylor Goodhue scored the only goal in the Parkside Stampeders' 1-0 win over Bracebridge, on day two of OFSAA girls' soccer. Parkside
improves their record to two wins and a loss, with their fourth and final pool game against Burlington Notre Dame at 11 this morning. The Stampeders need to win in order to advance to the quarter-finals later today.
"We will have to dig deep," Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said. Injuries continue to plague Parkside without Kaitlin Ellery and Savannah Williams to start the tournament and Gracie Clinton has not played since game one.
June 1, 2017
NORTH BAY, ON. – 1:30 p.m
A goal with three minutes remaining in the second half, lifted Guelph Bishop Macdonell over the Parkside Stampeders,
2-1, at OFSAA AA girls' soccer.
Taylor Goodhue scored on a penalty kick in the first half that ended tied. Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said the game was even in terms of possession. Safadi added the Stampeders are banged up with injuries and face two must win games on Friday. Parkside have a win and loss after day one of the tournament. The Stampeders return to action Friday, at 8 a.m. against Bracebridge.
June 1, 2017
NORTH BAY, ON. – 11 a.m Braelyn Dennis scored twice leading the Parkside Stampeders to an opening win at OFSAA
AA girls' soccer. Taylor Goodhue also scored in a 3-1 win over King City Villanova this morning. Leading 1-0 at half-time, Parkside scored two more times, catching the goalie out of position on both occasions.
"Villanova was physical and played a possession style game until we scored," Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said. "Once we scored they started to play more direct and our defence played well."
May 25, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Dylan Rennie struck first for the Parkside Stampeders. But it was London St. Andre Bessette showing their experience scoring three unanswered goals en route to a 3-1 win in the WOSSAA AA boys' soccer final, at the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Park.
May 25, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Halle Szabo made the most of a break for the Parkside Stampeders. The grade nine forward jumped on a ball that escaped the hands of the London STA Flames' goalie and deposited it into the net, for a 2-1 Parkside win in the WOSSAA 2A girls' soccer final, at the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Park. Parkside, the reigning OFSAA champions, return to the provincial high school championship for the fourth consecutive year. Jaylin Wismer for Parkside and STA, traded free kicks for goals in the first half.
May 25, 2017
GODERICH, Ont. - Playing short-handed for a majority of the time was too much for the Dorchester Beavers. Host Goderich Vikings won the WOSSAA A girls' soccer title blanking Dorchester 4-0, in the gold medal game.
"Proud of the team for their effort. The girls played hard until the end. We had our chances and even had more possession than (Goderich)," Dorchester coach Jason Thauer said. "Being short players hurt us for sure, especially playing two games."
Against Goderich, Dorchester had a mix of nine to 11 players on the field, due to injuries. In their semi-final, Dorchester played the entire game one player short, but still blanked Parkhill North Middlesex, 3-0. Hannah Vickers with two goals and Avery Dance scored, while goalie Julie Piper picked up the shutout. In the TVRA final last week, Dorchester played the entire second half with only 10 players, due to injuries.
May 23, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – A dozen year wait is over. For the first time this decade, the Parkside Stampeders boys’ soccer team is heading to the Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association (WOSSAA) tournament. A 3-2 win over the Tillsonburg Glendale Gemini, in the Thames Valley Region Athletics South-East division final, ended the drought. Dylan Rennie scored the game winning goal with less than five minutes remaining the second half.
May 23, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – Another step closer to a return to OFSAA. The Parkside Stampeders are aiming for a return to the provincial high school championship and the reigning OFSAA 2A champions cleared the first hurdle, by completing an undefeated season in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) action. Braelyn Dennis scored twice to lead the Stampeders over Tillsonburg Glendale, 2-0, in the TVRA South-East division girls’ soccer final.
May 18, 2017
WEST LORNE, ON. - Hannah Vickers scored twice to lead the Dorchester Beavers in a 4-0 silencing of Glencoe, in the Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) A South-East girls' soccer final, at West Elgin secondary school. Avery Dance and Lauren Gellner, on a penalty kick, also scored. Julie Piper picked up the shutout. "A great performance from the team," LDSS coach Jason Thauer said, adding Vickers and Gellner had dominating performances. Dorchester played the entire second half with only 10 players, due to injuries, but the Beavers' D-line limted the Glencoe offence.
In the boys' final, West Elgin won on home turf, downing Dorchester, 4-1.
May 17, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Both the Parkside Stampeders' boys and girls' soccer teams are off to their respective Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) South-East final.
Miles Vaughan, Dylan Rennie and Tristan Frost scored in the Stampeders boys' 3-1 win over Woodstock Huron Park. Parkside faces Tillsonburg Glendale in the TVRA South-East final, at the Tillsonburg minor soccer park, on May 23, at 2:45 p.m. The Lady Stamps also face Glendale in their final (May 23, at Tillsonburg, 1 p.m.), after blanking the East Elgin Eagles, 8-0.
Glendale blanked the Central Elgin Titans, 1-0. The South-East champions move on to the WOSSAA tournament, at Tillsonburg, May 25.
May 16, 2017
DORCHESTER - The Lord Dorchester Beavers will play both the boys and girls' Thames Valley Region Atletics (TVRA) 1A soccer titles following semi-finals wins. Mirsad Novack-Hasic scored twice and Kyle Gostis and Aaron Huizenga, had a goal each, as the Dorchester boys eliminated Glencoe, 4-1. Midfielder Hannah Vickers who was noticeable all game, scored twice to lead the Lady Beavers over the West Elgin Wildcats, 5-1.
May 12, 2017
TILLSONBURG, ON. – The Parkside Stampeders head into the TVRA playoffs on the heels of another tournament win. The Stampeders only allowed one goal over three games, winning the Gemini Cup, beating London South 6-1 in the final. Parkside
also went undefeated winning a tournament in Welland.
“It was a great opportunity to give the players some playing time in a few positions on the field,” Parkside coach Gerry Safadi said. “The further we are able to go into the playoffs the more important it will be for each player to contribute and sometimes it may mean playing a position that is different for them.” Safadi adds the Stampeders are a young team, but eight tournament games and five league games (all wins) have allowed everyone to be comfortable playing together.
May 11, 2017
ST. THOMAS – Taylor Goodhue and Halle Szabo both potted two goals, to lead the Parkside Stampeders over the Glencoe Gaels, 7-0, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) girls' soccer action, at Parkside CI. Katie Ellery, Klara Lattanzio and Amber Safadi, rounded out the scoring, as Parkside finishes the regular season first in the South Division.
May 11, 2017
WOODSTOCK, ON. – The London John Paul II Jaguars took a bite out of the St. Joseph's Rams, 7-3, in District boys' soccer, at St. Joe's high school. Drew Grantham with two goals and Zach Mastandrea, scored for the Rams. Caleb Schaap had two assists. The Rams remain winless after four games.
May 11, 2017
LONDON, ON. - Hannah Vickers scored twice, while Lauren Gellner and Avery Dance had singles, as the Lord Dorchester Beavers blanked Woodstock CI, 5-0, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) girls' soccer at City Wide Fields. Dorchester improves to 3-1-1, behind Tillsonburg Glendale, the East Division leaders with a 5-0-0 record. The Beavers' lone loss was to Glendale, 3-1 on opening day. Dorchester will now prepare for the TVRA 1A playoffs.
May 10, 2017
ST. THOMAS – The St. Joseph's Lady Rams improved their playoff positioning by winning twice on home turf in a 24 hour period.
Today, Lexus Clark, Haily Legacy, Lizzie Kelly and Breena Struthers, scored in a 4-0 shutout of London Christian. Just 24 hours earlier, Lexus Wilson and Mackenzie Mota, both had two goals, while Kelly, Struthers and Rebecca Brown had singles in a lop-sided blanking of Woodstock St. Mary's. St. Joe's is 3-1 with one regular season game remaining set for Thursday.
May 9, 2017
LONDON, ON – The Parkside Stampeders are continuing how they ended last season. Last June, Parkside won OFSAA gold, at the girls' 2A soccer tournament and the Stampeders have started the 2017 season in similar form. Taylor Goodhue scored twice and Braelyn Dennis had a goal, as the Stampeders moved to 4-0-0 in the TVRA South Division, defeating the Central Elgin Titans, 3-1, at City Wide Fields. Tara Ryan replied for the Titans.
May 3, 2017
DORCHESTER - Samantha Rice scored three times and Lauren Gellner potted two goals, as the Lord Dorchester Beavers dropped the Woodstock College Avenue Knights, 8-1, in Thames Valley Region Athletics (TVRA) SouthEast Division girls' soccer. Avery Dance, Sarah Plant and Hannah Vickers, each had singles. Dorchester's boys' team blanked College Ave, 1-0. Jacob Finch scored while Aaron Huizenga was between the pipes.
April 25, 2017
LONDON, ON. - Chanel Eugenio and Chloe Meldrum scored, as the Regina Mundi Titans blanked the St. Joseph's Lady Rams, 2-0, in London District girls' soccer, at City Wide Fields. St. Joe's falls to 1-3 on the season overall. Over the weekend, at a tournament at Western University, the Rams went 1-2.
April 24, 2017
LONDON, ON. - Olivia Kyrikopoulos scored twice and Laura Cross had one, as the Tillsonburg Glendale opened the 2017 TVRA girls' soccer season with a 3-1 win over Lord Dorchester, at City Wide Fields. Rachel Clark scored for Dorchester.