Quarter-final #1: OUA champ Lions cruise past Saint Mary’s in opener

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Photos | Recap | Box Score

Final 1 2 T
Saint Mary’s () 0 0 0
York () 2 1 3
Scoring Summary
1st – 16:12 Dylan Sacramento (York)
1st – 23:41 Mark-Anthony Kaye (York)
2nd – 72:30 Mark-Anthony Kaye (York)
Saint Mary’s York
G: N/A
A: N/A
Sh: Ishraq Hassan – 2


Sv: Adam Miller – 2
G: MARK KAYE – 2
A: JONATHAN LAO – 2
Sh: DYLAN SACRREMENTO – 3
Sv: SOTIRI VARLOKOJTAS – 4
TEAM STATISTICS Saint Mary’s York
Shots (on goal) 4 (4) 5 (5)
Saves 2 4
Fouls 11 14
Corner Kicks 1 7
Offsides 0 0

full stats

Courtesy of University of New Brunswick sportsinformation / Photo credit Rob Blanchard

FREDERICTON (CIS) – The York Lions were the first team toadvance to the semifinal round at the CIS men’s soccerchampionship as they cruised past the Saint Mary’s Huskies3-0 in the tournament opener at the BMO field, Thursdayafternoon.

Mark-Anthony Kaye, a second-year midfielder, was in fine formfor the OUA conference champions, as he netted two of the threegoals for his team

Kaye’s second of the match came in the 72nd minute to putthe game out of reach but the play almost did not happen, as theToronto native was hit hard early in the second half and stayeddown for a few minutes before walking it off and staying on thepitch.

The opening goal was scored in the 16th minute by DylanSacramento off a gorgeous side foot volley just outside of the18-yard line that snuck by goalkeeper Adam Miller.

Kaye made it 2-0 eight minutes later as the Lions controlled theplay the entire first half, outshooting the Huskies 4-1 to go intothe break with a two-goal advantage.

Saint Mary’s Huskies coach Stewart Galloway said it washard adjusting to a team from the OUA. “We haven’t seenany video from them, so it was hard to prep for a team we had noidea about.”

“The early start was huge for us, those two quick goals inthe first half gave us a lot of momentum to finish the gameoff,” explained the Lions head coach Carmine Isacco.

The second half was a bit of a different story as the Huskiesput on some pressure and they outshot the Lions 3-1 after theintermission, but it was a little too late.

“When they got out to a two-goal lead, we knew we weregoing to have to bring it in the second half, and we did, but wejust didn’t get the results,” said Galloway.

Kaye, who was named game MVP for the winners, simply resumed isexceptional play from the OUA season. He tied for second in Ontarioin conference play with 11 goals and added three markers in threeplayoff games, including the championship-clincher.

His teammate Sotiri Varlokostas made four saves to earn theshutout.

Player-of-the-game honours for the Huskies went to PawelGorski.

York gets back on the field Friday at 4 p.m. Atlantic Time for asemifinal matchup against either UBC or Montreal. SaintMary’s moves to the consolation round and will face thelosers of the Montreal-UBC quarter-final Friday at 11 a.m. AT.

For the first game of the tournament, the attendance was over600 at BMO field.

SCORING SUMMARY:
YRK: 2-1: 3
SMU: 0-0: 0

First Half
1. YRK Dylan Sacramento (1) (Joseph Cicchillo, Jonathan Lao),16th
2. YRK Mark-Anthony Kaye (1) (Jonathan Lao), 24st

Second Half
3. York Mark- Anthony Kaye (2) (Tyrone Downes), 72th

Goalkeepers:
YORK: Sotiri Varlokostas (W, 0 GA, 4 saves, 90:00, 1-0)
SMU: Adam Miller (L, 3 GA, 2 saves, 90:00, 0-1)

Team Stats
Shots: YRK 5, SMU 4
Corners: YRK 7, SMU 1
Fouls: YRK 14, SMU 11
Yellow cards: SMU (Kevin Milad Madani)
Red cards: none

Players of the game:
YRK: Mark-Anthony Kaye
SMU: Pawel Gorski

SCHEDULE &RESULTS (ATLANTIC TIME)

Thursday, Nov. 7
11:00 Quarter-final 1: York 3, Saint Mary’s 0
13:30 Quarter-final 2: UBC vs. Montreal (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
16:00 Quarter-final 3: Laval vs. Ryerson (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
18:30 Quarter-final 4: UNB vs. Saskatchewan (www.CIS-SIC.tv)

Friday, Nov. 8
11:00 Consolation 1: Saint Mary’s vs. Loser QF 2 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
13:30 Consolation 2: Loser QF 3 vs. Loser QF 4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
16:00 Semifinal 1: York vs. Winner QF 2 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
18:30 Semifinal 2: Winner QF 3 vs. Winner QF 4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)

Saturday, Nov. 9
14:30 5th-place game (www.CIS-SIC.tv)

Sunday, Nov. 10
11:00 Bronze medal (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
14:00 Championship final (www.CIS-SIC.tv)

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

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