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Vaughan, London Drop Points While Woodbridge, Oakville, OSU And Alliance Rack Them Up

06/17/2019, 6:45pm EDT
By League1 Ontario staff

(Photo: F10 Sports)


(Photo: F10 Sports)


(Photo: Bob Twidle)

Two of the heavy-hitters in the women's division were handed home defeats in Matchweek 7 - with Oakville Blue Devils riding their win right to the top of the women's table - while OSU and Alliance also cracked the top four with impressive wins. 

Find match briefs, full match video and a selection of high-res photography from match action below!  

 

FC Oshawa's early dominance ultimately earned them a 3-1 away victory over Unionville-Milliken on the Sunday of Matchweek 7.

First half goals from Makulova (8') and Moser (12') put the visitors in a comfortable position before impact sub Deane (67') scored the third. A late rally by UMSC put Nashmi (80') on the scoresheet but the away side managed to see out victory.

Oshawa were the livelier outfit at the start of the first half. Couthino and Makulova were both involved in the early attempts before the latter hit a powerful volley into the inside netting. Unionville's Zucchetto made a nice save moments later to prevent Makulova getting her second, but FC Oshawa still quickly doubled their lead. Couthino played a nice ball across the box for Mikayla Moser to put away the tap-in.

Unionville tried their best to get back into the match, and had a great opportunity after Klasios and Flynn linked up in attack. Unfortunately for the hosts, Flynn’s shot bounced back off the near post. Klasios created another good chance at the half-hour mark but only found the side-netting. Unionville were forced to bring off the injured Samantha Chang in the 35th minute, and the half ended with FC Oshawa’s two-goal lead intact.

Unionville had considerable possession early in the second half, but did not create many clear-cut shooting opportunities. FC Oshawa brought on Cephana Deane (67') in the 66th minute, who made an immediate impact by running through on goal and scoring with her first involvement in the game.

From there, the visitors had a couple of half-chances on the breakaway but did not trouble the Unionville goalkeeper. Isabelle Nashmi gave the hosts a lifeline with ten minutes remaining. UMSC had a golden opportunity to bring the game to 3-2 in the 85th minute but the ball across the box was played behind the oncoming Macauly. Despite an additional four minutes of extra time, FC Oshawa managed to prevent any late drama with the scoreline at 3-1.

Unionville-Milliken will next play DeRo United FC on June 18 (9 p.m.) at Vaso Field, Oshawa. 

FC Oshawa will next play Woodbridge Strikers on June 22 (7 p.m.) at Civic Stadium, Oshawa.

(Aria Popel)


(Photo: F10 Sports)


(Photo: F10 Sports)


(Photo: F10 Sports)


(Photo: F10 Sports)

Vaughan Azzurri conceded their first loss of the season after a 0-1 loss against the visiting Woodbridge Strikers on Sunday of Matchweek 7.

Woodbridge took control of the game through the first half, dominating possession, pressing high and effectively causing Vaughan into a consecutive turnovers.

Twenty-five minutes into the match Vaughan was struggling to get a chance on goal but the Strikers were relentlessly playing the ball into the attacking third. Woodbridge’s Jayda Hylton-Pelaia (28') found the back of the net for a much deserved goal for her side.

In the second half, Vaughan came out strong and with momentum for the equalizer. The closest chance would come in the 65th minute in a penalty area scramble. Vaughan’s Kiyani Johnson was on a run towards goal but the keeper stepped out and slide tackled to make the save. The ball deflected towards a Vaughan player who took a shot on goal but it was cleared by a defender.

Throughout the second half there were exchanges of shots on goal but neither side were able to convert. Woodbridge's Vanessa Fiore earned her second clean sheet of the season.

Woodbridge Strikers improve their record to 4W-1T-2L.

The Strikers will next play FC Oshawa on June 26 (7 p.m.) at Civic Stadium, Oshawa.

Vaughan Azzurri now have a record of 5W-1T-1L.

Vaughan will next play North Mississauga SC on June 23 (12 p.m.) at McNaughton Turf, Vaughan.

(Analia Sordi)


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Ottawa South United (OSU) defeated Darby FC 2-0 in a thrilling defensive performance on Matchweek 7, with goals from Bailey (30') and Beaudoin (90').

Both teams started out the game eager to build out from the back but both defensive units pressured well enough to stop each other from doing so effectively.

Once the game settled, the chances heavily favoured Darby, as they out-shot OSU 20 – 5 throughout the match, but couldn't register a single goal despite getting close several times.

With that said, OSU were fantastic in possession throughout the match with help from Beaudoin and Amano. Beaudoin did brilliant on the left flank with her back- and-forth play and Amano proved to be too clever for the Darby defenders with her skillful footwork.

The game was unlocked in the 30th minute when OSU midfielder Bailey tapped in a cross from a corner kick that was earned by a brilliant set-up from Amano.

The OSU keeper made a tremendous save in the 38th minute to keep her team in the game going into half-time.

The second half was much the same as the first with Darby getting plenty of chances but unable to convert, and OSU dominating the possession. OSU midfielder S. Phee was phenomenal throughout the match, creating plenty of chances for the Force, while tracking back and being a nuisance for Darby with her defensive resilience.

The game was put to bed in stoppage time when OSU's Beaudoin tucked in a clever finish to secure the three points for the visitors.

Ottawa South United will next play Durham United FA on June 22 (1:30 p.m.) at Quinn's
Pointe, Ottawa.

Darby FC will next play Hamilton United Elite on June 21 (8 p.m.) at Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton.

(Robin Chawla)


(Photo: Bob Twidle)

Oakville Blue Devils women defeated host team, FC London, 4-0 in a Sunday Matchweek 7 tilt.

Oakville Blue Devils' goals came from Leck (47'), Twidle (49'), Ali (70', 90' pk) and a shutout from keeper, Eliza Lapadula.

The first half was completely even between the two teams. FC London’s goalkeeper, Emily Gillet, made some brilliant saves to keep the score at 0-0 while both teams fought hard to get an upper hand on their opponent and racked up the fouls.

Going into the second half it looked like the match would be a low scoring affair but,  unfortunately for FC London, Oakville Blue Devils' Rachel Leck (47') scored only two minutes into the half. She was able to take a hard, low shot that went under defenders' feet and past the goalkeeper.

Only two minutes later, Leck's teammate, Laura Twidle (49'), rocketed a shot into the top corner from just outside the 18 yard box.

Oakville Blue Devils' Mahira Ali (70') scored her first goal of the game after a mis-kicked goalkick from FC London's goalkeeper. The ball went straight to Ali who went directly to the net and chipped the keeper.

FC London's biggest opportunity came from Jade Kovacevic, who directed a powerful shot on target but was stopped with an amazing save by keeper, Eliza Lapadula.

In extra time, Ali (90' pk) scored her second goal of the game after the the referee called a penalty kick against FC London.

The key player for FC London was Julia Benati, who controlled the midfield extremely well for her team. Oakville Blue Devils' key player was Rachel Melhado, who was integral to the success of her team's defence.

FC London will next play Aurora FC at Stewart Bernett Park, Aurora on June 22 (7 p.m.). 

Oakville Blue Devils will next play DeRo FC at Sheridan Trafalgar Campus, Oakville on June 23 (4 p.m.).

(Kristina Brooks)


(Photo: Martin Bazyl Photography)

A Laura Gosse (3', 72') brace secured all three points for Alliance United at home against visitors Hamilton United Elite.

Alliance grabbed an early lead when a corner was swung in and found Gosse at the back post, the player coach heading it past the keeper to put the home side up 1-0.

Teams shared back-and-forth possession the rest of the half with Alliance getting three shots on target compared to Hamilton's one shot on target.

Hamilton saw themselves with more chances on goal in the second half as an equalizer looked likely. One notable chance for Hamilton was in the 62nd minute when Gabrielle Paupst's header was on target but denied by the diving Alliance goalkeeper, Stephania Turyk.

Alliance would stretch their score to two when a cross was swung into Gosse’s feet at the penalty spot. She controlled it and calmly finished into the back of the net for her second of the game.

Hamilton created more chances in the second half, getting six shots on target. Their goal would come late in extra time when a free-kick was swung into the box and found half-time substitute, Lauren DiPietro (90 + 3'), who redirected the ball into the back of the net.

Alliance United will next play Unionville Milliken on June 22 (4:30 p.m.) at L'Amoreaux Sports Complex, Toronto.

Hamilton United Elite will next play Darby FC on June 21 (8 p.m.) at Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton. 

(Irene Halis)

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