STUDENT REPORTER: Local soccer team puts together amazing winning streak

The Sarnia FC Premier 2005 boys’ soccer team is, from left, front row: Darren LaPointe, Nicholas Stathis, Dylan Towner, Ben Crombeen, Landon Pevec, Giordano Troiani and Nicholas Zuniga; back row: Dean Troiani (Coach), Nicholas Iyon, Mason Richard, Gavin Brophy, Ryan Davies and Patrick Zuniga (Assistant Coach). Submitted Photo

Editor’s note: St. Anne Catholic School teacher Jeff Cardy challenged his Grade 7-8 students to write a newspaper story. This is the fourth in a series of their reports.


Giordano Troiani

Special to The Journal

The Sarnia FC Premier 05 boys’ soccer team went undefeated last year to capture first place in the EMDSL indoor soccer league at the BMO Center in London.

This season, the team has just kept on winning.

In all sports, teams experience successes and failures during the course of a season. But when a team begins to win it breeds confidence, and the players begin to gel together.

One of the greatest win streaks in sports history was the U.S. high school football team, the De La Salle Spartans, which won 151 straight games.

The Sarnia FC 2005 boys’ premier soccer team is now on a streak of its own.

It entered the 2017-18 indoor soccer league in London with some high expectations and goals, but never imagined what would happen.

This group of hard-working, dedicated athletes came together and played some amazing soccer on route to winning the League Championship. It ended the season by capturing the District Cup and finished with a perfect record of 19-0.

Two Sarnia FC players, Ryan Davies and Giordano Troiani, shared the season scoring title with 23 goals each, and goalkeeper Ben Crombeen led the league in shutouts with six.

The team returned to play in London for the 2018-19 indoor soccer season, and at the time of this writing was undefeated through its first 14 games (9 wins, 5 ties, 0 losses).

That has extended their streak to 33 games.

“The boys are well aware of our undefeated streak and continue to play hard and battle to keep the streak alive,” said head coach Dean Troiani.

“We’ve had some very close calls this season and we were down late in some games but always managed to salvage a win or tie. I’m very proud of the members of this team and its accomplishments.”

The Sarnia FC team had just a few games remaining and hoped to close out the rest of the year with an unblemished record.

Following the indoor season, the boys won’t have any rest, though, as they begin training for the outdoor soccer season, and hope to start another streak.