Make it back to back years with a bronze medal for the Fanshawe women’s indoor soccer team.
The Falcon ladies finished 3rd at the Provincial championship in Ancaster, ON over the weekend. During round robin play in the tournament, Fanshawe went 3-0-1.
They opened the tournament on Thursday with a narrow 1-0 victory over the Mohawk Mountaineers. Blyth, ON native Sheree Uyl would score the lone goal.
Fanshawe took on Centennial College in their second game and collected another one goal victory, 2-1. Uyl would score again in this contest for the Falcons. Allison Pike would kick in the other marker.
On Friday the Falcons would keep up the winning ways.
They faced off with Conestoga on the turf and opened up their offense on the way to a 3-0 win. Amber-Lea Hodgins, from London, opened the scoring. Teammate Katie Rowe scored the 2nd goal followed by Pike again with the 3rd.
In the 4th and final round robin game, Fanshawe would allow the first strike against the Sheridan Bruins. Uyl would come to the rescue and tie up the match at 1 with her 3rd goal of the tournament. The score would remain 1-1 and see the match end up resulting in a draw.
A 3-0-1 record was enough to give the Falcons top seed in their group.
The Seneca Sting would be the 1st team to defeat Fanshawe at the OCAA finals. The Sting and Falcons battled scoreless, all the way into overtime. Seneca took advantage of a scoring opportunity during the extra soccer. They handed Fanshawe a 1-0 loss and a trip to the bronze medal game. The shot at gold was over for the Falcons despite controlling a majority of the game.
The fight for 3rd place would pit Fanshawe against Sheridan in a rematch of the round robin game. This time the Falcons would score 1st due to a Sheridan penalty in the game’s opening minute. Alex Clements would take the initial shot which created a rebound that Uyl made no mistake on.
Clements would get her chance to play the hero however.
With the game tied at 1 late in the 2nd half, the London native scored the bronze medal winning goal. Fanshawe would take the win 2-1 and 3rd place in Ontario along with it.
Clements was named to the tournament All-Star team.