CIS women's soccer Saturday roundup (with VIDEO)
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Ryerson 1, Laurentian 0 Final
TORONTO - An early goal by Kristen Horgan Smith was protected all the way up to the final whistle, as the Ryerson Rams defeated the Laurentian Lady Vees 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Lamport Stadium.
Ryerson started off the afternoon in similar fashion to Friday's contest with Nipissing, dominating the play and going up 1-0 on Horgan Smith's first goal of the year only a few minutes after the opening whistle. Captain Andrea Raso continued to create opportunities for Ryerson, sending a shot in from just over 30 yards away that sailed past the right post. Julia Rao then found herself on a narrow angle with the ball close to the Laurentian goal. The Scarborough, Ont. native skilfully lobbed a shot from the right side over the keeper that bounced off the crossbar and out of play.
The Lady Vees would come up with a couple of corner kicks before the half-time whistle, but were unable to convert leaving them down a goal at the break.
Laurentian had more energy in the early going of the second half, and created some opportunities in hopes of evening the match. Leanne Adams made a fast run down the left side to open up some space between her and the defender. Her shot from the left side of the penalty area was hard but hit the side of the net. Scoring opportunities were limited the rest of the way as the Rams protected the 1-0 lead.
With the victory, the Rams (2-4-5) grab their second win of the season, and take four important points out of the weekend. The Rams now sit in seventh-place in the OUA East, just two points back of Nipissing (3-4-4) for the final playoff spot in the division.
The Rams will host the Toronto Varsity Blues (5-2-4) at Birchmount Stadium on Wednesday, October 13 at 6:45 p.m.
Source: Ryerson Sports Info
Toronto 2, Nipissing 0 Final
TORONTO - The Varsity Blues women's soccer team recorded their second straight shut-out win with a 2-0 victory over the Nipissing Lakers on Saturday, October 9 at Varsity Centre.
With the win, the Blues improve to 5-2-4 and sit in third place in the OUA East division.
Toronto opened the scoring in the 28th minute when veteran defender Alicia Lashley of Ottawa jumped on the ball in a scramble in the 6-yard box and tipped the ball passed the line.
U of T's second goal came in the 43rd minute when Kate Crowley of London, Ont., sent a beautiful through ball to Diana Esterireiro. The Etobicoke, Ont., native made no mistake, sliding the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
The Blues continued to dominate throughout the second half but would no solve Lakers goalkeeper Samantha Behm.
The Varsity Blues return to action this Wednesday, October 13 for a cross-town battle with the Ryerson Rams at Lamport Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
Waterloo 1, Western 0 Final
WATERLOO, Ont. - The streaky Warrior women's soccer team shutout the Western Mustangs Saturday afternoon in Waterloo 1-0. The Warriors showed their inner fight defeating the Mustangs who handed the Warriors a tough 7-0 loss last weekend.
Rookie midfielder Kiersten Colbran (Sarnia, Ont.) found herself in the unusual situation of playing net for the Warriors following a concussion that has sidelined rookie goalie Lesia Bandura (Kitchener, Ont.). Before today, Colbran had never been a keeper throughout her soccer career and picked up the shutout against a tough Mustang team.
First year midfielder Eugenia Acosta (Cambridge, Ont.) netted her second goal of the season in the 33rd minute of the game to lead the Warriors to their third victory of the season. Colbran came up big in her first ever game between the pipes to preserve the lead and win for Waterloo.
The Warriors (3-6-1) take to the field again tomorrow afternoon as they face the third place Windsor Lancers (4-1-4) at the Columbia Icefields. Game time is set for 11:00 am.
Source: Waterloo Sports Info
Carleton 4, Trent 1 Final
UFV 4, No. 9 UBC 3 Final
The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women's soccer team marched into Vancouver and left with a 4-3 victory over the UBC Thunderbirds. This is the Cascades fourth straight positive result against a CIS national ranked Top Ten team. The Cascades improve their CWUAA regular season record to 4-3-1 for 13-points and are now unbeaten in four straight matches. The Cascades not only move up in the Canada West standings but score 4 times in one match, for the first time in 2010. For a second straight night, UFV has won a CWUAA regular season series from a CIS Top Ten program, winning both matches against UBC in 2010.
After spotting UBC the first goal of the match, seven minutes in, UFV went to work scoring the first of their goals at the 19th minute by Caitlin Blondin, Abbotsford, BC, it was the rookie's 2nd goal of the CWUAA regular season. The game played in heavy rain and wind went back and forth with both teams having opportunities to score again, but the match remained tied at one, at halftime.
"Giving up the early goal was tough, but we settled down and played to our strengths," said a very happy UFV Head Coach Rob Giesbrecht.
The second half opened with fourth year veteran forward Ellen Kuyer, Surrey, BC scoring the first of her three goals 41 seconds into the half. After UBC would tie the match 15 minutes later, Kuyer was back at it beating UBC's goalkeeper Leah Peric for a second time and the Cascades were back on top, 3-2. For close to 19 minutes UFV held onto the lead with a strong defense led by Lyndsay Munro, Maple Ridge, BC and goalkeeper Chantelle Biagioni, Pitt Meadows, BC holding off the very powerful Thunderbird offense. The Thunderbirds made one last push and Leah Furutani beat Biagioni with a header after UFV were unable to clear the ball after a UBC corner kick.
With the match tied at three, and under five minutes to go the Cascades were not to be denied on this wet night as Kuyer headed in a Marie Vanbenkov, Langley, BC pass to give the visitors the victory and a four match unbeaten streak.
"Ellen was lethal today, we challenged her to be more aggressive going to goal and she responded," said Giesbrecht. "For us to reach our goals we need our strikers to be scoring, Danika (Snook) scored twice yesterday (against TWU) and Ellen with 3 today, that's great for our program."
Source: UFV Sports Info
No. 7 Trinity Western 4, Victoria 0 Final
LANGLEY, B.C. – The Trinity Western women's soccer team was all smiles Saturday night at Rogers Park after the Spartans knocked off the Victoria Vikes 4-0 and, in doing so, bumped a four-game winless skid.
In one of the most complete 90-minute efforts of the year for TWU, the Spartans did everything necessary en route to improving their Canada West record to 6-2-2, while, for the Vikes, the loss was their third consecutive and drops their season record to 2-3-3.
The Spartans next game will be Oct. 16 as they host UBC at 5:00 p.m. while the Vikes will play Saskatchewan on the road Oct. 16 at 12:00 p.m.
Source: Trinity Western Sports Info
Windsor 0, No. 5 Laurier 0 Final
Guelph 0, McMaster 0 Final
York 1, Brock 0 Final
Ottawa 3, RMC 1 Final