CIS women's soccer Saturday roundup
Photo credit Uwe Welz
|WINNIPEG - The clear blue skies and sunshine
couldn't keep the bite of the crisp autumn wind away Saturday,
October 16 afternoon, as the University of Manitoba Bisons women's
soccer team took to the field at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex, to
face off against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns. Coming
off of a pair of losses over the Oct. 2-3 weekend, the Bisons were
hoping to pick up their first win of the 2010 season. And they
managed to do so, notching a convincing 4-1 victory over the
Manitoba kept control of the game well in to the second half, again out-shooting Lethbridge. The Bisons' hard work finally paid off in the 72nd minute, when a high shot from Michelle Kliment just couldn't be controlled by Lethbridge net keeper, Ashely Cowan, and the ball tumbled across the goal line, giving the Bisons a 2-1 lead with 18 minutes left to play. But the Bisons, specifically Carrie Nash, were not finished yet; Nash put the final nails in the Pronghorns' coffin, scoring two beautiful goals in the 84th and 86th minutes, completing her hat trick and putting Manitoba up 4-1.
Manitoba came out aggressively in the first half, controlling the game and keeping possession, leading to the first goal, scored in the 11th minute by Carrie Nash. Not to be deterred, Lethbridge pushed forward, and managed to capitalize off of a Manitoba defensive mix-up shortly after, as Janelle Groten managed to find the back of the Bisons' net in the 25th minute, tying the game at 1-1. Though they headed into half time tied at 1, the Bisons looked outstanding in the first half, out-shooting Lethbridge 13 to 2.
After the final whistle of the game, perhaps no one was prouder of the Bisons' huge effort than head coach, Chris Lewis. "They certainly worked hard, it's good to see their hard work pay off," Lewis said of the team's victory, "Now we just have to build on this."
Next action for the Manitoba Bisons is Sunday, October 17 at 12:00 noon, against the University of Calgary Dinos.
Source: Manitoba Sports Info
|No. 9 UPEI||3||Moncton||0||Final|
|Nipissing||0||No. 5 Ottawa||3||Final|
|After a scoreless first half, the Gee-Gees came out
in full force in the second scoring three unanswered goals to
defeat the Lakers 3-0 on a cool Saturday afternoon at Matt Anthony
"Terrible first half, terrific second half," said head coach Steve Johnson, who was pleased with the way the girls turned things around. A change in formation on the field was one of the contributing factors to their success in the second: "They had a player playing in between the lines, between our back and our midfielders, causing a little bit of trouble in the first half, explained Johnson. So what I did is I changed the way that we were expected to play."
It was a fine display of footwork and speed by the Gee-Gees leading up to all three goals. Fifth-year midfielder Élise Desjardins, Cumberland, Ont., dribbled past two defenders, thus allowing her to get the ball to third-year midfielder Tara Condos, Strathroy, Ont., who would score the game winning goal and get things rolling for the garnet and grey.
The next two goals came within three minutes of each other, first by first-year striker Elizabeth Wong, Nepean, Ont., then followed by fourth-year defenceman Gillian Baggott, Ottawa, Ont.
The Gee-Gees will play their last regular season home game tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. when they take on the Laurentian Voyageurs (5-4-4). They will look to redeem themselves, as their only loss on the season came from the Voyageurs earlier this season.
"Certainly the team has something to prove. We didn't perform very well in Sudbury the first game, and so I think both teams will have something to prove," added Johnson.
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
|ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University women's
soccer team (4-6-1 OUA) defeated the Windsor Lancers by the score
of 3-0 Saturday afternoon at home. Freshman standout Larissa
Bruzzese (Welland, Ont.) set a new Brock single season record
adding two more goals for a season total of seven.
In one of their top performances this season the Badgers were able to find a balance between offense and defense in dowing the Lancers. Bruzzese opened the scoring for Brock using her speed and quick moves in the 35th minute and Brock went into the half with up 1-0
The Badgers started quickly in the second half when third-year forward Alex Esposito scored her first of the season when she was able to dump the ball over the head of the Windsor keeper, Rebecca Singer. Bruzzese picked up her record breaking goal in injury time to make the final 3-0.
Brock's team defense was strong and was led by veterans Stephanie DiMartino (Markham, Ont.), Dayna Haig (Toronto, Ont.) and Carrie Kalata (Oakville, Ont.). Badgers keeper Syreeta Rhoden (Niagara Falls, Ont.) also played a strong game, making eight saves to pick up the shutout.
With the victory the Badgers move into a tie for 5th place in the OUA West division and trail Western by only one point for 4th spot.
The Badgers travel to Windsor Sunday for the back end of the weekend home-and-home series with the Lancers. Game time is 1 p.m. The team returns home October 20 when they host Guelph and October24 when they take on Western to wrap up the regular season.
Brock Sports Info
|Ryerson||0||No. 6 Queen's||2||Final|
|KINGSTON, Ont. (October 16, 2010) – Kelli
Chamberlain of North Bay, Ont., and Jacqueline Tessier of Winnipeg,
Man., each scored a goal to give the No. 6 Queen's Gaels a 2-0 win
over the Ryerson Rams at Richardson Stadium Saturday afternoon.
The Gaels dominated the Rams offensively in the first half, but were unable to find the back of the net.
The second half was a different story as Chamberlain scored in the opening minutes to break the tie. Tessier was able to put one past the keeper in the 70th minute of play to bring the final score to 2-0.
Goaltender Chantel Marson of London, Ont., recorded a shutout for the Gaels
Chamberlain's goal was her eighth of the regular season, while Tessier's goal was her 16th of the season as she continues to lead the CIS in scoring.
The win improves the Gaels' record to 11-2 as they continue to lead the OUA Eastern Division.
Queen's plays the Toronto Varsity Blues tomorrow at 1:00 pm at Richardson Stadium.
Source: Queen's Sports Info
|Thanks to a sizzling second half, the Saskatchewan
Huskies women's soccer team can treat their playoff chances with a
heavy dose of optimism.
Fifth-year forward Jamie Lemay and Canada West conference scoring leader Elizabeth Hudon recorded second-half tallies to complete a 2-1 comeback victory over the visiting Victoria Vikes Saturday at Griffiths Stadium.
The win is a boon to the Huskies playoff chances because it pulls them four points clear of the Vikes in the Canada West standings. Plus, Saskatchewan (4-4-1, 13 points) is now tied for the fourth and final playoff spot in the conference with the University of Fraser Valley Cascades (4-4-1, 13 points) and the Calgary Dinos (4-4-1, 13 points).
Saskatchewan hosts Fraser Valley on Sunday at noon at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.
"This was a great result for our team," said Huskie head coach Tom LaPointe. "Victoria scored a nice opening goal and we knew we had to dig deep to get back in the game. All the players gave 100% and we took control in the second half. When Jamie scored the first goal, we knew we could nab a second one. We are full of confidence and look forward to Sunday's game."
It wasn't an ideal start for Huskies Saturday.
In only the ninth minute, Vikes midfielder Natalie Scharf laced in an in offensive cross that found the foot of Carly Branion-Calles and snuck past the outstretched arms of Huskies keeper Alicia Middlebrook to make it 1-0 for the visitors.
It would remain that way until after the break, where the Huskies finally found their legs.
Early in the second Huskies Daniela Fuenzalida sent in Lemay who
coolly slipped the ball behind Viking Stpehanie Parker to notch
Hudon kept Saskatchewan buzzing.
Just moments later she nearly put the Huskies ahead, but Parker snatched up the errant ball before the Huskies striker could get a foot on it. Then, in the 67th minute, Hudon got a hold of a cross from Lemay but Parker managed to get a hand on it and gobbled up the threatening rebound.
Hudon finally broke through a minute later.
Catching the Victoria defence off guard on the counter attack, Hudon sent in Lemay whose initial effort was parried aside by Parker.
However, Hudon was left unmarked and punched in the game winning goal.
It is the first time the Huskies have beat Victoria since a 1-0 win in 2005.
Source: Saskatchewan Sports Info
|UFV||0||No. 1 Alberta||2||Final|
|REGINA - Tessa Miller's penalty kick goal in the
12th minute gave the Calgary Dinos all the offence they'd need in a
1-0 win over the Regina Cougars on Saturday afternoon in a Canada
West women's soccer match at the U of R Field.
Kristen Barton made two saves to secure the shutout for the Dinos, who improve to 4-4-1 on the season with the victory. The shutout was the third consecutive clean sheet for Barton, who hasn't allowed a goal since Regina's Tegan Koroluk scored against her back on Sept. 26.
Michelle Anderson made five saves in net for the Cougars. First-year midfielder Molly Glass had an opportunity in injury time in the second half, but couldn't beat Barton to tie up the game. Regina falls to 2-5-2 on the season with the loss.
Calgary will travel to Winnipeg for a game against Manitoba Sunday, while the Cougars will host Lethbridge at the U of R Field beginning at noon.
Source: Regina Sports Info
|No. 7 Dalhousie||3||Acadia||0||Final|
|No. 10 UBC||No. 8 Trinity Western||5:00 PM PDT|