Huskies women eliminated after day one of the OCAA Championships
George Brown College (GBC) women’s indoor soccer came to a disappointing end at the OCAA championship tournament on March 21.
The two-day tournament commenced on Thursday with round robin games. With teams playing three games each, the top two teams would make it to the semi-finals on the second day.
The women started their day off playing against Humber, to tie them 1-1. GBC finished their second game with another tie, this time 0-0 against Sheridan.
Set to play their final game against Fanshawe, GBC needed a win or a tie to advance.
“Once that first goal went in we kind of let our heads down. And then the second goal went in but then we came back 2-1,” said striker, Nicole Mackenzie. “But we didn’t execute, didn’t do what we were supposed to do.”
With a 4-1 score at the end of the game, GBC fell short of advancing to the semi-finals.
“We were disappointed how it ended but I think throughout the day, and throughout the whole season actually, we were very very good and I was happy with the ladies,” said assistant coach Zane O’Brien.
This season took the GBC women one step closer to the championship after being knocked out at regionals last year.
While the indoor soccer season has come to an end, many of the players will be continuing on into the outdoor soccer season with GBC and can take their experience from this tournament and grow from it.
“I just think our mentality needs to be stronger,” said midfielder Cynthia Pellegrino. “Our mental state wasn’t strong enough, we slacked. And if that gets stronger, gets better, I think we can do really good for outdoor.”