It's Monday, which means it's time for a quick look back at some of last week's top performers.
Angela Govier, Waterloo-Oxford: The Grade 12 flank – she also plays scrum half when called upon to do so -- was the scoring hero in two games as the Crusaders opened the WCSSAA girls rugby league schedule with two impressive wins. She posted 12 points in a 22-5 win over Preston and then had 19 in a 24-0 win over Jacob Hespeler. The co-captain also plays hockey and runs for the cross-country squad. She will leave with her family in July for a year in Australia.
Justin Ullhorn, Monsignor Doyle: The Grade 11 left-winger scored four goals in two games as the Mustangs racked up back-to-back wins to open the District 8 senior boys soccer league schedule. He tallied three times in a 4-0 win over Pere Rene and then scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win over Rockway.
Jessica Rocha, St. Mary’s: The Grade 11 forward scored in consecutive games as the Eagles opened the District 8 girls soccer league schedule with two wins. She tallied once in both games as the Eagles beat St. Benedict 4-0 and Resurrection 3-2. She also plays for the Kitchener Spirit U17 team.
Callum Johnson, Elmira: The Grade 11 forward scored once against Sir John A. Macdonald (a 3-2 win) and did the same against Huron Heights (a 3-0 win) as the Lancers improved to 3-0 in the WCSSAA senior boys soccer league. Johnson also scored once in a 2-0 win over Galt to start the season. He also plays soccer and hockey in Woolwich leagues.
Pawl Carvajal, Eastwood: The Grade 12 goalkeeper continued his outstanding play last weekend by posting a pair of shutouts in wins over Waterloo and Preston. He has only given up one goal in three WCSSAA boys soccer league games and that came on a penalty shot in a 5-1 win over Forest Heights. He is also in his fourth and final year as a leader on Eastwood’s FIRST robotics team, where he has served as a mentor to younger students.
Francis Samson, St. David: The Grade 12 forward had a huge week, scoring three times in a 7-0 win over St. Benedict and then recording another hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Woodland Christian. Someone who is considered to be an all-around good guy at St. David, Samson also plays volleyball and basketball.
Matt Cruikshank, Sir John A. Macdonald: The Grade 12 outside centre scored a pair of tries as the Highlanders cruised to a 43-7 win over the KCI Raiders in WCSSAA boys rugby league play. This is his first year playing rugby as he’s better known as a hockey player in Waterloo. He played for the Siskins this past season and will play for the Aurora Tigers next year.
More to come . . .
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Still with Eastwood soccer, the Rebels will host an eight-team tournament at Woodside Park on Friday. Other local teams include Monsignor Doyle, Cameron Heights and St. David, while Simcoe Holy Trinity, Hamilton Glendale, Oakville St. Ignatius of Loyola and Hamilton Sir Winston Churchill round out the field.
Play begins at 8:45 and 40-minute games will continue until the semifinals are played at 1:15 and the final will follow at 2 p.m.