Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Caboto Soccer was in a no-lose situation Sunday during the Ontario Cup final at Soccer Centre Stadium in Vaughan.
The U16 Strikers Blue team squared off against the U16 Gold team for bragging rights.
"The first half of the game was tight" said Blue head coach Egidio Mosca. "We got a corner kick goal by Lauren Fitzpatrick and that loosened the team up to be more creative"
Alessia Olivito scored from 17 yards out to make it 2-nil at halftime.
Gold made a second half push. ""We tried different things to try and break their defensive back four but just weren't able to break through" said Gold head coach Joe Barile.
Ava Sirola and Kendra Bell put the game out of reach for Blue as Erica Battagello recorded the clean sheet. Blue won 4-0.
In a moment rarely seen in sports both the winning and losing team gathered for a team photo before heading home.
"As a club president seeing your two teams get there was special and historical" said Mosca. "That picture means pride in what we've done and represents a wonderful memory for all the players".
Barile was proud of his team. "Great effort. Great experience for them to be on that stage. They'll have memories for life."