TORONTO (October 26, 2014) - For the third consecutive year, the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s soccer team had their season come to an end at the hands of the York Lions as they fell 2-0 on Sunday in the OUA Quarter-finals.
Taking on the undefeated Lions, ranked number one in the country, Laurier was unable to get much going in the way of offence as they managed just two shot attempts all afternoon, one of which was on goal.
Countering that, the Lions, a team that has yet to lose so far this season, had nine shot attempts, four of which were on target. Two of those found their way past Hawks starting keeper Julien John of Oakville, Ont., as Henry Moody of Toronto, scored in the first half while Eric Amato of Toronto, put the game out of reach in the second half.
The game was a physical affair between these two OUA West division rivals as three yellow cards were handed out to each team.
Despite the loss, advancing to the quarter-finals was a huge accomplishment for this young Laurier squad. Head Coach MARIO HALAPIR can possibly return almost his entire roster next season, with only midfielder Donald Chmura of Waterloo, Ont., and Sandro Stojakovic of Waterloo, Ont., having used up five years of eligibility.
As a team, the Hawks posted an overall record of 6-9-4 this season, including 5-8-3 in regular season play. With 19 players in first or second year, the future looks bright for the purple and gold.