with the Ottawa TFC Soccer Academy have advanced to the
quarterfinals of the Ontario Cup. Both of the Academy's
boys and girls U17 squads will see action in the provincial
tournament which resumes in various locations this weekend.
girls team squeaked into the quarterfinals based on their
goal differential during the group stage of the tournament.
winning their first two games over Aurora FC (7-0) and the
Burlington Bayhawks (5-0), the Ottawa team, which includes
a number of players from the Orléans area, had to beat or
tie West Ottawa, which also had wins over Aurora (4-0) and
would have it their July 13 showdown ended in a hard fought
0-0 draw which meant Ottawa TFC advanced to the quarterfinals
thanks to a two goal advantage over West Ottawa.
opponents in the quarterfinals will be Kitchener FC. The
game is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Kitchener.
female clubmates, the U17 boys team also advanced to the
quarterfinals of the Ontario Cupo based on goal differential.
tying the Ajax FC Red team 0-0 in their opening game of
the tournament on July 12, Ottawa TFC beat the Oshawa Kicks
Red team 3-0 the next day.
group finale on July 13, they beat the Oakville Wild 5-0
to give themselves a +8 goal differential. Ajax also earned
wins over Oshawa ansd Oakville but they only scored three
goals in the process.
team will face the Vaughan Azzuri in the quarterfinals in
Vaughan on Sunday.
Gloucester Hornets will also have a team competing in the
quarter-finals. The club's U14 girls side earned three clean
sheets in going undefeated in the group stage.
opening the tournament with a 1-0 win over Oakville SC,
the Ottawa Gloucester Sting beat Darlington 8-0 and then
downed Glen Shields 2-0 to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals
whre they will face Windsor TFC in Windsor on Saturday.
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