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Offence Continues to Roll for No. 1 Men’s Soccer

Offence Continues to Roll for No. 1 Men’s Soccer

SARNIA – Top-ranked Humber men's soccer (5-0, 1st West) picked up six points on its Southwest Ontario trip, earning two victories and scoring 14 goals along the way.

Humber 4, St. Clair 1
The Hawks dominated possession in the first half, forcing the Saints keeper to make six saves. Humber jumped on the board in the 33rd minute when a nice give-and-go from Federico Leal sprung Uday Arora who sprinted from half passed five Saints defenders to score his first career OCAA goal.

In the 60th minute, Leaford Allen found Arora streaking down the seam on a throw-in and Arora buried his second of the match. Less than two minutes later, Zachary Zitoli picked up his own rebound to score his second tally of the season.

The Hawks scored their fourth goal of the match in the 66th minute after they stopped a St. Clair free-kick and used their world-class speed on the counter-attack. Allen found Max Ferrari streaking towards the box and after being tackled by a Saints defender, Ferrari scored his first career goal from his backside.

Humber 10, Lambton 0
Meeting for the first time since 2014, Humber continued its trend of dominating the Lions. In 18 matches, the Hawks own a 17-0-1 record against Lambton, including eight straight victories.

Humber's offence exploded in the second half, scoring six goals in a 30-minute span. Freshmen Damion Kaye and Lorenzo Mayer recorded their first OCAA goals. Leaford Allen recorded his third multi-goal game of the season, to bring his season total to 11 halfway through the season.

Humber Highlights

  • Humber's ten away goals are the most in program history, surpassing the previous high of nine scored at Lambton on Sept. 29, 2000.
  • Leaford Allen's 11 tallies tie him with Vito Del Duca (2002) for ninth all-time in single-season scoring.
  • Through five games, Humber has scored 29 goals (5.8 GPG).

What's Next?
No. 1 Humber men's soccer returns to the Ontario Soccer Centre for a three-game homestand. First up is the Redeemer Royals (0-4, 9th West) on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. and the match will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.