March 21st, 2013 – Vaughan, ON – After clinching their first berth at the OCAA women’s indoor soccer provincial championships the Georgian Grizzlies broke new ground by competing at the highest level Thursday at the OSA Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ontario.
The Grizzlies didn’t let their inexperience show in their first match against the Conestoga Condors.
Despite trailing 1-0 in the second half, Georgian battled back with a goal from Barrie native Nikki Baker to even things up. Unfortunately for Georgian the Condors were able to get a late bounce and capitalized on their chance handing the Grizzlies a 2-1 loss.
Up next for the Grizzlies were the always tough Humber Hawks.
Georgian went toe-to-toe with their rivals with Grizzlies goalkeeper Alanna Homenuk of Barrie giving the Grizzlies every chance to win. Late in the game Humber was able to get one by, to take the match 1-0.
The Grizzlies ended the day with a game against the Centennial Colts. After a scoreless first half the Colts struck first but the Grizzlies wasted no time getting the equalizer on a great effort from Sabrina Bigras to even things 1-1.
Centennial were able to pull ahead and reclaim the lead yet again on a great individual effort but the Grizzlies continued to battle.
In the dying minutes the Grizzlies through everything they had at the Colts and came within inches of tying the game after Sabrina Bigras hit the post, but it wasn’t meant to be as Centennial took the match 2-1.
The loss eliminated the Grizzlies from the tournament, ending their season but was a tremendous year on the pitch and the steps made this year by the program will continue to build in the future.