District 10 girls soccer teams are playing for keeps starting today (Thursday) as the playoffs kick off.
The Bishop Macdonell Celtics enter the post-season as the top seed and the St. James Lions are second. Each finished with 6-0-1 records this season.
On Tuesday, the last day of the regular season, Bishop Macdonell earned a 3-0 victory over Centre Wellington while St. James topped Centennial 3-1.
Scoring for the Celtics were Reighan Pflug, Jessica Burke and Erika Gilbert. For the Lions, Louie Bieman, Sarah Bieman and Chelsey Gazzola scored. Sam Macorin had the goal for Centennial.
Other results from Tuesday: John F. Ross 5 (Clair Sutherns, 3, Abbey Rimmer, Sydney Johnson, shutout by Sabrina Mariani) Our Lady of Lourdes 0; Orangeville 4 (n/a) Guelph CVI 0.
Quarterfinal games today: Guelph CVI (No. 8 seed) at Bishop Macdonell (1), 4 p.m.; Centre Wellington (7) at St. James (2), 4 p.m.; Our Lady of Lourdes (6) at John Fo Ross (3), 2 p.m.; Orangeville (5) at Centennial (4), 4 p.m.
Soccer semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday May 20, with the championship game slated for Thursday May 22.
In girls rugby semifinal action on Wednesday, Orangeville beat Centennial 7-0 on the strength of seven points from Beth Pilkington. The other semifinal match saw Centre Wellington shut out John F. Ross 48-0. Scoring details were not provided.
In playoff play earlier this week, Ross beat Erin 24-0 to advance to the semifinals. Anna Pypker had 10 points for the victors while Jasmine Ing had nine and Jade Gordon scored five.
Elsewhere, Centennial topped Bishop Macdonell 17-12. Crystal Moyse, Ashley Di Genova and Alyssa Blevins each had five points for Centennial, and Kylie Martin chalked up two. For Bishop Macdonell, Abby Stacey and Olivia Weller each recorded five points and Samantha Van Item had two.
Other games saw Orangeville beat Norwell 71-0 and Centre Wellington defeat Westside 39-0. Scoring details were not provided for either game.
In senior boys rugby, Centennial beat St. James 39-5 and Centre Wellington topped Wellington Heights 29-10 in playoff play. Details were not provided.
Semifinal games today see Centennial visit Ross at 3:30 p.m. and Centre Wellington visit top-seeded Erin at 4 p.m.
In junior boys rugby, top-seeded Ross will host Erin today in semifinal play at 4:30 p.m. The other semifinal will see Centennial host Guelph CVI at 3:30 p.m. at the University of Guelph.
In quarterfinal play, Guelph CVI shut out Centre Dufferin 31-0. Details were not reported. Elsewhere, Erin beat Centre Wellington 19-5 as Duncan Alderice scored 10 points in the win and Owen Cole had nine. Owen Haslett had Centre Wellington’s five points.
All three rugby finals are to take place Wednesday May 21 in Fergus.