With a record breaking season already in the books, there was no really good reason for Tiffany Johnson to slow down come playoff time. The OCAA all-time leading scorer in women’s soccer, and single season record holder with 28 goals this year, Johnson scored twice on Saturday at home, helping the Cambrian Golden Shield advance to the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over the Niagara Knights.
Coming off a 10-2-0 regular season performance, the Cambrian team received another shutout performance from Collège Notre-Dame graduate Megan Coutu. “The women's squad got the job done, per se,” noted Cambrian head coach Giuseppe Politi.
“We squandered a lot of quality chances and could have closed off the game earlier. That being said, we denied our opponents to virtually no registered shots on goal.” Qualifying for the OCAA quarter-finals for a fourth straight season, the Shield will face the Fanshawe Falcons from London, a squad that topped the West Division standings with a record of 9-0-1.
“It will be a very tough game, but we will give it everything we have and try to keep our season alive to ultimately challenge for a medal," said Politi. Cambrian and Fanshawe will open the four game set on Thursday (October 27th) in Windsor, taking to the pitch at 9:00 a.m.