The Humber women’s soccer team is officially at the top spot in their division after their latest victory against the George Brown Huskies.
After three convincing wins in a row, scoring 14 goals and allowing only one, Humber thoroughly plucked the Eagles on Oct. 13, with a final score of 7-0.
The first half finished with Humber thoroughly outplaying its opponent but this strong level of play wasn’t sustainable. The second half saw a few shots from UTM, including one corner kick just outside the box beautifully struck curving into the near post. This valiant attempt at the goal by the Eagles was handled well by first-year goaltender Amanda Olvera. The rookie was playing in her second straight game, earning her second straight shutout.
Following their win streak, the Hawks fell to the Sheriden Bruins 3-2.
The loss dropped them to the second spot momentarily, but their game agaisnt George Brown pushed them forward after beating the Huskies 4-0.
The weather was cold and wet but that didn’t seem to faze striker Ashley Osorio, who scored two goals within a 5-minute stretch in the first half, after Stefany Santos scored the first goal.
Corinna Vanderschaaf made it 4-0 in the 82nd minute.
Anybody who has seen these Hawks play together can see that they have some good chemistry on the pitch.
“Over the years the teams have been close, but I think there is just a special bond with the girls (this year),” said Alexandra Giannone, a third-year defender on the squad.
“We know how good we are, we know the type of team we are, and we know that we can accomplish anything,” said the veteran defender.
Humber is ranked in the top three of women’s soccer teams in the province, but co-head coach Mauro Ongaro said that they shouldn’t, and don’t, focus on things like that.
“If you’re ranked high, or low, it doesn’t matter because if you don’t win, you’re not successful. On the field those rankings don’t mean anything,” Ongaro said.
The flattering stats do not dictate how they will play in the future. The Hawks know they will have to work hard to achieve their goals.
“It’s the work that you put into the process, and then all those other things will take care of itself,” said Ongaro.
The women’s next game is an OCAA championship game, scheduled for Oct. 29. They will be playing agaisnt the winner of Game C on Saturday, Oct. 24.