Barrie Sports: The Weekend Recap shares the best of the local sports scene!
Simcoe Rovers earn four out of a possible six points
The Simcoe County Rovers FC went 1-0-1 over the weekend. The semi-pro soccer club continues to trend upwards in its inaugural season. Moreover, the women’s and men’s teams remain locked in playoff position after ten weeks of competition.
Firstly, the women’s club battled NDC-Ontario to a 1-1 draw. The Rovers surrendered a goal in the first half before Madelaine Hill scored in the 63rd minute to tie the match. No further scoring took place as the Rovers’ three-game win streak ended.
Over on the men’s side of the pitch, the Rovers rebounded from a 1-0 loss to ProStars FC with a 2-1 victory against FC London on Saturday at J.C. Massie Field. The team improves to 5-2-2 while remaining in fourth place in the Men’s Premier standings. Furthermore, Ethan Beckford scored twice, including the go-ahead tally in the closing minutes, to give his team the win.
Subsequently, the Rovers hit the road for Wednesday evening matches. While the women’s club (7-1-2) travels to Fleming college to meet Electric City FC (6-4), the men’s squad takes on Burlington SC (3-2-2). Notably, the game’s location remains TBD.
Baycats split weekend contests
The Barrie Baycats (6-6) slipped to fifth place in the 2022 IBL standings despite earning a victory over the weekend. In addition, the club went 1-1, defeating the Hamilton Cardinals 3-2 Friday night while getting steamrolled 15-3 by the Guelph Royals on Sunday night. The Cats importantly retain a 0.500 record through 12 games.
On Friday night, the Baycats picked up a 3-2 victory over the Hamilton Cardinals. In particular, the Baycats enjoyed strong pitching from Juan Benitez (1-2). Benitez pitched seven innings while surrendering just two runs.
Additionally, Jake Wilson registered two hits, including a home run in the third inning. The team benefitted from further heroics from Michael Cecchetto, who scored a run and reached base twice.
Afterward, the Baycats returned home to Vintage Throne Stadium to host the Guelph Royals. It was hardly the return home the Cats had hoped for. Specifically, the Baycats were routed 15-3 while failing to contain the Royals’ bats.
Following a forgetful evening, the Baycats are off until Thursday evening. The team gets another crack at the Hamilton Cardinals, aiming to ride the momentum of Friday’s win. Presently, the Baycats sit three games back of the first-place Welland Jackfish (8-2).
Additionally, Barrie’s club continues roster maneuvering by signing outfielder Brad McQuinn. McQuinn previously played for Burlington during the 2016 & 2017 campaigns.
Bombers remain winless against Northmen
The Barrie Bombers Jr. C lacrosse club took on the Orangeville Northmen on Saturday night. What’s more, the Bombers played host at Peggy Hill Community Centre. Despite a stronger showing from the Bombers, the club came up short, losing 13-8.
The Bombers remain winless against the Northmen during the 2022 season. Next, the club welcomes Halton Hills Bulldogs to Barrie on Friday, June 17, at 8 pm. Finally, the Bombers conclude their homestand on Sunday, June 19, when they take on the Fergus Thistles.