Cégep de l'Outaouais Griffons secure southwest conference title, set sights on provincial championship
In a significant achievement, the Cégep de l'Outaouais Griffons emerged victorious in the Southwest Conference championship of the Quebec Student Sports Network's Division 2 men's soccer. Under the leadership of Coach Philippe Bernier, the team showcased their prowess on the field this past Sunday.
The Griffons secured a decisive 4-1 win against their rivals from Cégep de Saint-Jérôme. This victory marks a significant milestone for the team, demonstrating their skill and determination in the competition.
The journey to the championship was not without its challenges. In a gripping semi-final match on Saturday, the Griffons faced off against Collège Ahuntsic. The intense game extended into overtime, with Cégep de l'Outaouais ultimately clinching a 2-1 victory, securing their spot in the final.
With this latest triumph, the Griffons are now setting their sights on a larger goal: the provincial championship. This significant event is scheduled to take place next weekend at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. As the reigning champions of last year's provincial championship held in Trois-Rivières, the Griffons carry with them not only the momentum of their recent win but also the expectations and anticipation of a repeat performance.
Philippe Bernier's team is already gearing up for the challenge, focusing their training and strategy on the upcoming provincial championship. The success at the Southwest Conference championship has undoubtedly boosted the team's confidence and determination.
As the Cégep de l'Outaouais Griffons prepare for the next stage, their rivals across the province are surely taking notice. The team's accomplishments and status as current provincial champions place them among the top contenders in the upcoming competition.
Photo caption: The Cégep de l'Outaouais Griffons celebrate their triumphant match.
Photo credit: courtesy of the Griffons Soccer Masculin’s Facebook page