It was a cold and windy Wednesday October 23, in Peterborough as our Men’s Soccer team began their warm-up, preparing for their quarter-final match against the Seneca Sting. The team looked to continue their three-win streak at the OCAA Provincial Championship hosted by Fleming College this week in Peterborough.
The Eagles started off strong, scoring in the nineteenth minute, a beautiful assist from Adam Czerkawaski to Mohammad Golmakani to take the 1-0 lead. This goal was shortly answered by two goals by the Sting’s Egrinaldo Tavares and Adam Waithe. Another assist from the Eagle’s team captain, Czerkawaski, to Golmakani had the Eagles tied 2-2. The Sting scored once more before the end of the first half, sending our Eagles to the locker-room to regroup for the second half of the game. The first half ended 3-2, with the Sting in the lead.
Unfortunately, our Eagles could not keep the Sting’s offense from advancing, allowing four unanswered goals in the second half to end the game 6-2. Our Eagle’s senior player Mohammad Golmakani was named Player of the Match, scoring UTM’s only goals against Seneca.
This match breaks the three-game win-streak the Eagles had going into the OCAA Provincial Championships, ending their road to the gold medal game. It has been an exciting season for our Men’s Soccer team, who ended the regular season ranked second in the West Division, with a 7-2 record, and entered the post-season in the top 15 in Canada.
The team hopes to keep this momentum heading into the indoor soccer season, kicking off January 18, 2020.