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YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Stars of the Month – October 2020

Team of the Month: Ottawa South United PLSQ men’s soccer team

Team Members: Daniel Assaf, Jeremy Aweya, Gabriel Bitar, Liam Cassis, Ricky Comba, Dario Conte, Myles Cornwall, Deondrae Fells, Tyler Gowdy, Tareq Hamad, Quinn Honeyman-Wootton, Emad Houache, Kevin Kaba-Kalonji, Moses Kafeero, Stefan Karajovanovic, Ronan Kratt, Federico Leal, Cristopher Malekos, Scott Mazzotta, Mitchell O’Brien, Kyle Potter, Mackenzie Roach, Andres Sanchez, Zachary Toupin, Joseph Vinson & Nevello Yoseke, Coaches/Managers Kwesi Loney, Jay Bhindi, Paul Harris, Christian Hoefler, Jim Lianos and Abraham Osman.

About: In a doubly-shortened debut season in the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec (PLSQ), Ottawa South United’s (OSU) men’s team finished in 2nd place with a 4-2-1 record. The PLSQ started late and ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It tied its first two matches of the season, which were against AS Blainville and CS St-Hubert. OSU’s four wins were against CS Longueuil, Celtix du Haut-Richelieu, CS Fabrose and CS St-Hubert. OSU’s only loss came against AS Blainville in what was both teams’ final game on Sept. 19.

Athlete of the Month: Ivy Bialowas

About: Ottawa Lions runner Ivy Bialowas was the winner of the U20 women’s race at October’s Capital XC Challenge. She covered the 5 kilometre course in a time of 20 minutes and 52 seconds. Had the COVID-19 pandemic not have forced the cancellation of the high school cross-country season, the Grade 12 Glebe Collegiate student said she felt her team was poised to make a run at OFSAA gold, as they did at the junior level two and three years ago.

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