BACK TO BACK - The 1998 Aurora Stingers Girls team continues to make history. On Saturday, September 17 the team captured it second Ontario Cup in row by once again defeating a very talented team from North Mississauga. Both teams entered the contests without a defeat on the field in 2011 and both won their respective leagues. This was a rematch of last year's final and the game did not disappoint. Both teams seemed to neutralize each other with North Mississauga getting a slight edge in the first half. But just like last year, the Stingers came out in the second half and began to attack deep into North Mississauga's end. Through perseverance and sheer will, the goal finally came in the 68th minute when Alessia Mangoni finished off a nice combination play. The Stingers steel curtain defence then took over and never allowed a North Miss a chance for the rest of the game. Alessia Limotta continued her shutout streak and once again did not concede a goal in quarter final, semi final, or the final. This is an incredible group of girls and they really have set the bar high. They have won their league, the Ontario Cup, and next week go for the Triple Crown when they meet Darlington for the league cup.
Summer 2011 was the inaugural year for the AYSC’s senior women’s team. In its first season, the ladies have gone on to surpass all expectations. The coaching staff set out its expectations to the players and they were met, and it seems they were met with ease.
The ladies sit a top their league with just a handful of games left to play and 1st place all but clinched. Well done Ladies!! There was strong play from many of the women this summer and certainly put themselves in a class of their own. The Ladies also took part in the YRSL Cup, also known as the Steenhorst Cup. They met Whitchurch-Stouffville Mustangs in the final and comfortably won the match by a significant margin. The women of AYSC lifted the trophy, hopefully the first of many more to come. Remember, they still have the league trophy to lift come season end.
The 1998 Girls are defending Ontario Cup Champions and have embarked on another great run in 2011. They won their group on July 24/25 which qualified them for the quarter finals. This past weekend (Aug 6/7) they travelled to Guelph for the QF match and won convincingly 7-0.
This nows puts them in the Semi-Finals which will be played at