Peter Knights varsity girls soccer team won the National
Capital Secondary School Athletic Association AAA championship
on Sunday with a dominating 4-0 win over the Sacred Heart
Hume scored twice for the Knights and Amelia Thompson and
Emily Smith added a goal each.
the scoring with a goal from just outside the penalty area
that found the bottom corner of the net. Less than a minute
later Knights keeper Anna Deambre made a difficult diving
save to keep the Huskies off the score sheet.
play shifted back into the Huskies end, Hume delivered her
second goal of the game with a booming shot that deflected
off the bottom of the crossbar and into the net.
remained 2-0 in favour of the Knights until Thompson provided
an insurance marker at the 19th minute of the second half.
fourth goal was provided by Smith in the final minute of
the school's first girls AAA soccer title in it's 27-year
history. The senior boys team accomplished the feat in 2006
and went on to place fourth at the provincial championships.
coach Ben Markatti says the girls team is the most talented
squad he's coached since 2006 when he coached the boys team.
have strengths everywhere. Don't really have any weaknesses
and they are used to playing at a high level," said
members of the team (Clare Rea, Demambre and Peyton Fairchild)
play in the Ontario Provincial Development League. Sheridan
Michel is in the national program. And Hume will be playing
at the University of Ottawa next year.
will have a couple days off before heading to the provincial
championships which begin next Wednesday in Windsor.
the team is fairly young with only two Grade 12 seniors
in the lineup, Markatti feels they have enough talent to
vye for a medal.
be ready," says Markatti. "We'll have Sheridan
back from the national camp and we have a very deep bench
which is important we can potentially play seven games in
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of
our local business partners.)