Louis Riel loses AAA OFSAA final in heartbreaking fashion
Louis Riel Rebelles quest for a provincial soccer championship
came to a heartbreaking end on Saturday as they lost to
Blessed Trinity High School in penalty kicks.
Riel had battled the Grimsby school to a 1-1 tie through
regulation time and two five-minute overtime sessions
before they had to go to penalty kicks.
coach Joe Fournier made a strategic move by replacing
starter Naomi Bianco in goal with penalty kick specialist
Bianca Breiding. Unfortunately the move didn't pay off
as Blessed Trinity's Taylor Thompson put home the winner
to give them the OFSAA AAA gold medal.
secret to Blessed Trinity's success was keeping the Rebelles
Arielle Kabangu off the score sheet.
in the day, the Rebelles striker scored both of Louis
Riel's goals in a 2-1 win over Humberside Collegiate in
the semi-finals. She ended the tournament with 14 goals,
tops among all goal scorers.
8 a.m., June 9)
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