AJAX — The Ajax FC 2004 Red girls’ soccer team has picked up in 2019 right where it left off in 2018.
The under-15 team won its second consecutive Ontario Indoor Cup provincial championship on Jan. 26; playing an age group up, the team won the under-16 title at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan.
Ajax won a tough division in the preliminary round on Jan. 3, going undefeated, to reach the final round of competition.
Ajax FC was up for the physical, fast-paced battles — and ended up winning its division again, advancing to the semifinal against Etobicoke 2003. This was a low-scoring affair, with Ajax FC coming away with a narrow 1-0 victory on a goal by Jaime Pye.
In the final against Woodbridge 2003, the Ajax girls came out flying, with first-half goals by Victoria Jones and Alexa Hardie. That was all the offence needed for a 2-0 decision, and the gold medal in the prestigious indoor tournament.
The Ajax girls went through the final round of five games without conceding a single goal, thanks to some stellar play by goalkeeper Jordyn Chrons-Slaght and the defensive core.
The team had a very impressive 2018 season, capped off by winning the Ontario Regional Tournament of Champions over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
Prior to that, the Ajax girls were also Ontario Indoor Cup provincial champions, Ontario Outdoor Cup provincial finalists, CSL league champions, Cherry Beach Admiral Cup champions, Erie Premier Cup finalists and Robbie International Tournament semifinalists.
Team members this year are: Grace Gardiner, Victoria Jones, Jahnyah Carino-Gittens, Alexa Hardie, Emalee Fannin, Meagan Renda, Reanna Joseph-Hendricks, Caitlyn Sinda, Alyssa Saarinen, Emilie Urrasio, Erin Michalicka, Jordyn Chrons-Slaght, Jaime Pye, Sophia Aishford, Emma DaSilva, Crimson Dennison and Sydney Harris.
Maya Harrison, Olivia Sampson, Isabella Liwak and Simone Tjin played for the team last year.
Team staff includes head coach Scott Hardie, assistant Leo Urrasio and manager Rita Urrasio.
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