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Cards shine the NOSSA soccer championships

St. Charles Cardinals claim local bragging rights as the only SDSSAA team to advance to OFSAA

The St. Charles College Cardinals boys had the local soccer bragging rights all to themselves today, as both Sudbury and North Bay played host to NOSSA championships on Friday.

Following a 3-1 win, in the morning, over the St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Bears, the Cards picked up their second win of the week over the Lo-Ellen Park Knights, blanking the south-enders 2-0 and duplicating the result from the city finals on Tuesday.

Goals by Ryan Teddy, Jack Jordan and Arnaud Florien powered St. Charles past their North Bay opponents in their semi-final encounter, with Florien and Adam Szalai doing the damage in the gold medal encounter.

Coach Erik Hebert and company will not have far to travel as the only SDSSAA team to advance to OFSAA playdowns from June 6th to the 8th, as the Widdifield Wildcats in North Bay serve as host to the 2019 Boys AA Soccer tournament.

In boys AAA action in Sudbury, the St. Mary's College Knights (Sault Ste Marie) triple the St. Benedict Bears 3-1, while boys A honours were doled out to the West Ferris Trojans (North Bay), who squeezed past the Collège Notre-Dame Alouettes 1-0.

In girls play, there were a few close calls for SDSSAA schools, as the St. Charles College Cardinals survived a shootout before advancing in their morning semi-final opposite the Widdifield Wildcats, only to fall 2-0, in overtime, to the Superior Heights Steelhawks from Sault Ste Marie.

St. Mary's made it a clean sweep of the AAA finals, stopping the Lo-Ellen Park Knights 3-2, while the Marymount Regals dropped a 2-1 decision, also in North Bay, leaving the SCC boys as the only team standing with OFSAA on the horizon next week.

In junior action in Sudbury, the St Joseph Scollard Hall Bears bounced the Korah Colts 3-0 to lay claim to the NOSSA "AAA" banner, while the Franco-Cité Patriotes (Sturgeon Falls) bested the Confederation Chargers 2-1 in the A affair.