MEN'S INDOOR SOCCER WINS INVITATIONAL ON PENALTY KICKS

MEN'S INDOOR SOCCER WINS INVITATIONAL ON PENALTY KICKS

The Georgian Grizzlies men's indoor soccer team hosted the annual Georgian Invitational on Friday at the Bradford Sports Dome in Bradford.

It was a spectacular day for the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies opened the tournament with an impressive 4-1 victory over the Sault Cougars.

Enrique Oseguera Atilano (Mexico) and teammate Philip Shin (Toronto) each had two goals for the Grizzlies in the match.

In the tournament's final game the Grizzlies found themselves in a tight match against the Centennial Colts.

Regulation time and a 10 minute sudden death overtime period solved nothing as both teams were unable to reach the scoreboard.

The game went on to penalty kicks. After numerous rounds it was Grizzlies goalkeeper Simone Tine (Newmarket) who evened things up by scoring a goal.

He then made a critical save to set up a thrilling goal by Nick Theodorou (Newmarket) who won the match for Georgian by scoring on his penalty kick with the Grizzlies winning the game and the tournament 2-1 on penalties.

It was Georgian's first win at their host tournament since 2017.

The Grizzlies will now have a couple of weeks to prepare for their OCAA Regionals where they will be looking to qualify for the OCAA Indoor Soccer Championships.

The men's team will take part in the regionals on Wednesday, Mar. 6 hosted by Conestoga.

The Grizzlies won the Georgian Invitational after beating Centennial 2-1 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 game.