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North Toronto SC cruise to U-17 Girls OPDL Cup win

By Staff, 07/24/18, 9:30AM EDT


Lauren Hart's brace powers NTSC 3-1 win over Vaughan SC

Play. Inspire. Unite. 

In the Girls U-17 OPDL Cup final, Vaughan SC took on North Toronto SCat the Ontario Soccer Centre on Saturday.

The OPDL Cup, in its second year, is a single-game knockout format, which is intended to introduce another level of intense competition into OPDL.

It is designed to help shape and strengthen the players’ response to the kind of environments they will encounter as they progress along the Talented Pathway towards collegiate, professional and national team opportunities.

Vaughan defeated Richmond Hill in the semi-finals by a score of 2-1 to advance.

North Toronto SC defeated Woodbridge Strikers 6-1 in their semi-final to qualify for the final.

NTSC would open the scoring in the 12th minute, when Nicola Golen threaded a pass through into the box and all Lauren Hart had to do was tap it into the net to make it 1-0.

Hart would double their lead in the 24th minute when she pounced on a loose ball in the box and slotted it home to make it 2-0.

North Toronto would continue the onslaught in the second half when in 56th minute, Megan Mckye got on the end of a free kick into the box and chipped it past the Vaughan keeper to make it 3-0.

Vaughan would pull one back with ten minutes remaining when a clever set piece found the head of Amanda Giordano and she nodded it past the NTSC keeper to make it 3-1.

That would be all they would get though, as North Toronto shut it down the rest of the way and claimed the U-17 Girls OPDL Cup title.

Highlight of the Match

Championship Photo

Visit the Ontario Soccer Facebook page for all the photos from the final.