By Ottawa Sportspage
About: Louis Riel’s men’s and women’s soccer teams shared in provincial high school medallist glory at the OFSAA ‘A’ Soccer Championships. The men’s Re- belles team outscored opponents 11-4 in pool play at the Hamilton-held championships, propelling them to the tournament’s playoffs with a 3-1 record. They beat Pickering’s Ronald-Marion 3-1 in the quarterfinals before being eliminated from gold medal contention by Alexandria’s Glengarry High by an identical 3-1 score in the semis. The Rebelles men beat St. Paul of the Peel Region 2-0 to win the bronze medal.
On the women’s side, the Rebelles swept through pool play with a 4-0 record on a 11-2 goal differential. The Louis Riel women beat Smithville Christian 2-0 in the quarterfinals before also losing to an Alexandria team, Le Relais, by a score of 2-1. They beat Lord Dorchestor 2-1 to win bronze medals.
Joé Fournier, Louis Riel’s program director for soccer, said both teams’ seasons were “built up” towards the OFSAA championships.
“They started off with a clear vision and goal,” Fournier told the Sportspage in an email. “They both progressed throughout the year and peaked at the right moment.”
Men’s roster: Ahmed Hussein Abdi, Job Altidor, Kamal Chahrour, Philip-Olivier, Chéry-Delva, Nyembwe Eliel Kiswemi, Jacob Langlois, Assi Jean Martel N’cho, Jude-Pierre Nsoki, Aboubaker Omar, Nicolas Patenaude, Laye Sékou Touré, Emmanuel Twite, Eric Lajeunesse, Jason Skokos, Kamil Debline, Maxime Filion, Anton Favre and Merrajoudine Masstan.
Women’s roster: Megan Bellemare, Anastrasia Thorpe, Grace Fisher, Catherine Chase, Véronique Fillion, Samantha Lane, Claudia Iglesias, Phoenix Plessas, Ariana Duenas, Jasmine Nolan, Olivia De la fuente, Michelle Merckley, Eva Renon, Renée Paquette, Naziah Charles, Lootii Kiri and Emma-Jane Scotten.
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