Blake Jones reached a milestone, scoring his first goal as a Humber Hawk, in a 1-0 win against the Niagara Knights.
“It felt very good to get my first goal of the season for Humber. It will definitely calm the nerves and hopefully I can get a few more before the season is over,” said 18-year-old Jones, a first year sports management student.
“I felt like we had a very good first half, we came out a lot stronger than we had in recent games,” said Jones.
Although Humber has struggled to create goals, their strength on defence has been key to their success this season.
“We had many chances to finish the game but we were unlucky not to convert more than one. Our defence and midfield defended very well, and we got all three points which is the important thing,” he said.
Niagara head coach Frank DeChellis believes his side put in a fantastic performance against the reigning OCAA champions.
“Other than a result I’m not sure what more we could ask from our boys. They played hard, they defended hard and we only conceded one goal,” said DeChellis.
DeChellis said he feels his team was in a position to win the game but poor finishing and the lack of shots cost them three points.
“Humber is a decent team, I don’t think they’re as dominating as they were in years past, but they beat a good team and should be proud of themselves,” he said.
Humber dictated the tempo of the match for long periods, but were unable to add to their lead, wasting several opportunities.
“We have scored four goals a couple of times this year, it’s just the field is working against us and I expect a different game when we go back to turf,” said Humber coach Germain Sanchez.
“We played better than we did in our last home game and we should be clinching first or second place which is great,” he said.
Humber travel to Fanshawe in the final game of the season today where they will fight for first place in the OCAA West division.