2:30 p.m., Nov. 9)
St. Peter claims Tier 1 soccer championship on penalty
By Fred Sherwin
St. Peter Knights are the NCSSAA Tier 1 high school soccer
champions after beating the Colonel By Cougars 5-4 on penalty
By's Nicholas Fleuriau-Chateau tries to protect
the ball from the Knights Stephen Priel during
the NCSSAA Tier 1 soccer championship on Nov.
9. Fred Sherwin/Photo
finishing at the top of the ladder in their respective
conferences during the regular season, the two teams were
destined to meet each other in the post-season finale
which was played out at Hillcrest High School on Nov.
game started out the Cougars very much in the assendency,
but they weren't able to capitalize on their opportunities
until the 16th minute when Nicholas Fleuriau-Chateau buried
a cross from Andrew Sun past St. Peter keeper Adrian Poirier.
1-0, the Knights stepped up their level play, generating
several scoring chances of their own including a volley
by Tyrone Ajani that just went over the top of the net
in the 20th munute and another opportunity by Samuel Henriques
in the 26tth minute.
By had a pair of chances to put the game out of reach
early in the second half, but a strike by David Zhu in
the 18th minute just went wide and another quality opportunity
by Abdul Sabtan in the 20th minute also missed the mark.
Knights finally caught a break in the 37th minute when
the Cougars were called for commiting a hand ball foul
in their goal area. Paolo Spadaccini surgically buried
the penalty kick to tie the game at a goal apiece.
neither team managed to score a go ahead goal during the
remainder of regulation and 10 minutes of extra time,
the contest went to penalty kicks.
Cougars ended up blinking first when their third attempt
sailed wide of the goal. The Kinghts, meanwhile, made
everyone of their kicks, including the game clincher by
none other than Spadaccini.
St. Peter Knights pose with the Tier 1 champiosnhip
trophy after beating the Colonel By Cougars
5-4 on penalty kicks to win the NCSSAA final.
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