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OUA Notebook: Algoma soccer season opens, locals see action in football

The OUA soccer season has begun for Algoma University. In football action, a number of local players got into the lineup at their respective schools as the season opened
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York Lions forward Sia Papadopoulos and Sara Duguay of the Algoma University Thunderbirds battle for the ball during a game Saturday at Superior Heights. Kenneth Armstrong/SooToday

The varsity season opened on the weekend for Algoma University as the school hosted York University for a pair of games each in women’s and men’s soccer.

York entered the new season as the two-time defending CIS champions and have won three consecutive Ontario University Athletics titles while the York women posted a 15-0-1 regular season record last season.

The Algoma women dropped an 8-0 decision on Saturday before dropping an 11-0 decision on Sunday.

Christina Morelli and Kiyani Johnson each had a pair of goals for York in Saturday’s win.

Nour Ghoneim scored five times for York in Sunday’s win.

On the men’s side, York swept the weekend set thanks to a 7-0 victory on Saturday and a 4-0 win on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Telfer had a pair of goals for York in Saturday’s win, which saw the Lions scored five times in the second half.

In OUA football on Sunday, four Sault Ste. Marie products saw action for Waterloo in a 57-13 loss to York University.

Lau Frecha led Waterloo defensively with 7.5 tackles, including six solo tackles. Brandon Corelli added five tackles (three solo, four assisted) while Jordan Hoover had three (all solo). In his first regular season game at the OUA level, Michael Reid had 2.5 tackles (two solo, one assisted).

In Western’s 78-6 win at home over Windsor, Sault Ste. Marie product Mitchell Stadnyk had a pair of tackles.

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Brad Coccimiglio

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A graduate of Loyalist College’s Sports Journalism program, Brad Coccimiglio’s work has appeared in The Hockey News as well as online at in addition to regular freelance work with SooToday before joining the team full time.
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