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Brothers Darken Steinbach's Title Hopes

Andry and Mario Giesbrecht combine for 5 goals and 2 assists in Freemen victory

Giancarlo “Dante” Calla at media conference

After two dominant regular season victories against Steinbach Bible College, the Providence Freemen entered Saturday’s MCAC Championship semi-final match-up as the heavy favourites. After a dominating performance, and a 12-1 victory, the Freemen proved they deserved a shot at the MCAC title.

Saturday’s semi-final saw the Freemen control the play from start to finish against a tenacious SBC team that fought hard throughout, and even put away a goal late in the second half. However, it was Providence’s game as they scored early and often and finished with seven different players being able to find the back of the net. The game also saw all healthy Freemen players receive playing time as Coach Ward rewarded his dedicated bench players with well-deserved playing time.

At the MCAC press conference following the game, Junior midfielder Giancarlo Calla challenged his team to come out with an even stronger performance in the finals, and reminded the league of Providence strives for excellence in their play.

“It was good that we won, but I think we can do better,” Calla said. “Some play was a little bit sloppy, and we had a few mental mistakes out there. We need to come in more prepared for tomorrow’s game and play to our potential.”

Providence Game Stats: Andry Giesbrecht 3G 1A, Mario Giesbrecht 2G 1A, Miguel Fictoria 2G 1A, Curtis Sawatzky 2G, Joel Janke 1G 1A, Brendan Wiens 1G, Colin Hamm 1G, Giancarlo Calla 1A, Yohannes Asrat 1A, Jonathon Dyck 1A

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