After winning both city and NOSSA championships, the St. Benedict Bears senior boys soccer team finished fourth at OFSAA in London June 5-7.
This is the second straight final-four appearance for the team at the provincial championships. The squad won their round-robin pool with a perfect 3-0 record.
The Bears then won the quarter-final 3-1 over Port Hope.
The Bears fell 2-0 to Glegarry SS from Ottawa in the semifinal, who eventually went onto win the gold medal. The Bears lost a close 2-1 match to Ridley College from St. Catharines in the consolation game.
The team finished with its best results in program history and a season record of 13-2, losing only on the final day of the season. Coaches were Giuseppe Politi, Giorgio Urso, and Aaron Dent.
The squad members include Brad Mansfield, Brandon Moxam, Cody Boyle, Cody Nkongolo, Cody Piche, Connor Vande Weghe, Curtis Carpino, Elliot Swan, Jon Zanini, Josh Rancourt, Matthew Bertuzzi, Nathan Shane, Nick Filippetto, Nick Hechler, Rudy Giusti, Ryan Keenan, Ryan Phillips, Shawn Wilcox, Josh Girolametto, David Portelance, and JC Carriere.