CIS women's soccer Wednesday roundup
McMaster 1, York 1 Final
TORONTO - The York University Lions women's soccer team earned an important point in the OUA standings on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 13) after posting a 1-1 draw with the visiting McMaster Marauders at York Stadium.
The game remained scoreless until the 35th minute, when second-year midfielder Rita Keimakh (Maple, Ont.) scored for the Lions to give them the lead. It was her third goal of the season, tying her with rookie Sonia Sampogna (Toronto) for the team lead in scoring.
Just when it looked as though the Lions were going to win the game, the Marauders' Robin Mawson got one past goalkeeper Sarah Fiorini (Newmarket, Ont.) in the 90th minute to tie the contest. It was Mawson's first goal of the season.
Fiorini had a strong game with seven saves and just the one goal allowed. Jocelyn Wilkins started in net for McMaster and allowed the one goal before coming out at the half. Brittany Duffey took over in the second and stood tall for her team. Each McMaster goalie made just one save in the game as the Marauders defence did a good job keep the Lions away from the box.
The one point gave the Lions a three-point cushion over the Brock Badgers and Waterloo Warriors in the OUA West standings and they remain in fifth place with three games left on the schedule. Meanwhile, the second-place Marauders were unable to make up much ground on the leading Laurier Golden Hawks and are now just two points head of third-place Windsor, although the Lancers have two games in hand.
The Lions will finish out the season at home with one game on Sunday and another two next weekend. They will close out this week with a contest against the Western Mustangs at 1pm on Sunday (Oct. 17). The winner of that game will hold fourth place in the OUA West as the Lions are currently just one point behind the Mustangs.
Source: York Sports Info
Nipissing 1, Carleton 0 Final
The Carleton University Ravens women's soccer team broke their four-game winning streak on Wednesday, falling to the Nipissing University Lady Lakers 1-0 on the road.
The lone goal for Nipissing was scored by striker Leesa Church (North Bay, Ont.) in the 65th minute of play.
With the loss, the Ravens record now stands at 6-4-2 for third place in the OUA East.
The women will play a doubleheader at home this weekend, taking on Laurentian University October 16 and playing a rematch against Nipissing the following afternoon. Both days kick-off at 12 p.m.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
No. 4 Laurier 2, Guelph 0 Final
GUELPH, Ont. - The Guelph Gryphon women's soccer team took on the CIS. No 4 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks this afternoon (Oct. 13) at Alumni Stadium. The game finished 2-0 in Laurier's favour. Goals were scored by Golden Hawk's Julia Marchese (Oakville, ON) and Ali McKee (Bracebridge, ON).
This brings the Gryphons to a 1-6-4 standing, while the Golden Hawks improve to 9-1-2.
The Golden Hawks who sit first in the OUA West Division, dominated during the first half of the game. Marchese scored 12 minutes into the game after a penalty kick was deflected by Victoria Parker (Toronto, ON) and she was able to rebound a goal back into the net.
Then, in the 30th minute McKee scored the second goal for Laurier. Guelph's defence struggled to fight off Laurier's aggressive offensive line, who had six official shots on net in the first half alone. Meanwhile, Guelph had no official shots on Laurier's net.
The second half was relatively uneventful; Laurier maintained their lead and Guelph managed to fight off the Laurier offence to stop any more goals. Guelph had a couple official shots on net, an improvement from the first half.
The Gryphons play the Waterloo Warriors next on Oct. 17th in Waterloo. The game begins at 1pm.
Source: Guelph Sports Info
Toronto 6, Ryerson 0 Final
TORONTO - Kate Crowley and Melanie Seabra each tallied two goals
as the Varsity Blues women’s soccer team defeated the Ryerson
Rams 6-0 on Wednesday, October 13 at Birchmount Stadium.
With the win, the Blues improve to 6-2-4 and move into third place in the OUA East division.
A native of London, Ont., Crowley opened the scoring when she caught the Ryerson goalkeeper off her line with a booming shot from 40 yards out.
The Blues continued to pressure throughout the first half. At the 35 minute mark, Jennifer Siu of London, Ont., flicked a ball to Etobicoke, Ont., native Diana Esteireiro which sent the Rams scrambling and resulted in a clearing attempt that was deflected into their own net.
U of T held a 2-0 lead at the half.
Calgary native Shirley Ho led the way early in the second, walking the ball into the box to draw the goalkeeper towards her before sending a cross pass to a wide-open Crowley for her second of the game.
Aisha Lewis (Mississauga, Ont.) tallied her first goal as a Varsity Blue on a penalty kick after she was taken down by two Rams defenders in the 18-yard box in the 77th minute.
Seabra went on to score back-to-back goals in the last 10 minutes of the match. The Brampton, Ont., native found herself in all alone with the goalkeeper in the 80th minute and calmly chipped the ball over her head and into the net. Seabra then received a nice cross from Lewis in the dying minutes of the match and made no mistake in finding the mesh to secure the 6-0 win.
The Varsity Blues return to the field on Sunday, October 17 when they travel to Kingston, Ont., to take on the Queen’s Gaels. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Source: Toronto Sports Info