Sept. 25: Ridley roundup
The Prep girls hockey team showed well at this past week’s Tiger Challenge Cup. The Tigers finished with a 4-2 record against U19 teams from across Ontario and New Brunswick.
The Tigers defeated the St Catharines Junior Badgers 4-1; topped RNS 2-1 before an energetic crowd on Spirit Night; edged the Niagara Rapids 2-1 and blanked the eventual tournament winner Niagara Purple Eagles 1-0.
The Tigers, who also lost 2-1 to the Toronto Aeros and 1-0 to the Junior Badgers, missed advancing to the finals by an overtime goal.
The Prep boys Tiger Cup Challenge is scheduled to run this Thursday through Sunday.
The girls field hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision to Nichols School in Senior D1 Canadian Independent Schools Athletic Association action at Ridley.
Gill Evans, Lyla Allen and Julia Peters scored for Nichols.
Riley McMaster, from Anna-Sophie Thiele, and Hannah McMaster, from McMaster, replied for the Tigers.
“The two teams were evenly matched and when the game was halted with 12 minutes to go due to lightning with score tied 2-2,” head coach Brian Mino said. “When we were back in play after the weather passed, Nichols was able to capitalize on a late short corner to score the winning goal.
“Ridley is especially proud of our rookie goalie, Elyza West, who successfully defended against a penalty flick during the game and made some amazing saves. The level of play in this game (the first one of the season for Ridley) bodes well for the season.”
The First Boys Prep Soccer dropped a 6-1 decision at St. Andrew’s College in Canadian Independent Schools Athletic Association play at St. Andrew’s College.
Tatenda Mafa netted the lone Ridley goal.
“Ridley played well in the season opener against a veteran SAC team that was playing its fifth match of the season,” coach Paul O’Rourke said. “A Brendan Ng corner was headed home nicely by senior Tatenda Mafa as the Tigers closed the gap to finish the half trailing 2-1. The teams were even throughout much of the second half before a surge of goals from the home side, including three in the final 10 minutes of play. Ridley will build on a strong effort and look to be ready to compete against Appleby in the next league match.”
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