October 16, 2011
CIS women's soccer Sunday roundp: Lancers shock No. 1 Hawks with 2-1 win
However, after Saturday's amazing performance on the field, the
Varsity Reds couldn't get their footing as they lost 7-0 against
“We played yesterday, got a great result against the fourth
best team in the country. We left it on the field and then to come
back today and play another very good team. They're lower in the
rankings, they're lower in the standings than they deserve to be,
they're a very good team. They're defending champions and they
showed it today,” said Cameron.
“We'll learn from the mistakes we made today.”
Next week the V-Reds will be on the road, where they will
take on StFX and UdeM.
Source: UNB Sports Info
|No. 4 UPEI
||No. 9 Toronto
TORONTO - The Varsity Blues women’s soccer team scored two
second-half goals in defeating the Ryerson Rams 2-1 on Sunday
afternoon (Oct. 16) at Varsity Centre.
With the win, the Blues improve to 9-1-3 and remain in the second
place in the OUA East, while the Rams drop to 6-7-1 and sit in
Ryerson’s team captain Andrea Raso opened the scoring in the
32nd minute, sending a booming shot into the top right corner of
Raso was at it again in the final minutes before halftime, sneaking
past the Blues defence with a chance point blank. However, Blues
rookie goalkeeper Sara Petrucci of Bolton, Ont., made an excellent
sliding save on the former CIS all-Canadian, keeping the Blues
within one heading into the second half.
Toronto came out on fire in the second half, dominating the play
for 45 minutes. It was only a matter of time before the Blues would
find the equalizer. Off a corner kick in the 63rd minute, the
rebound bounced to second-year striker Aisha Lewis. The Mississauga
native made no mistake, leveling the contest at 1-1.
Fifth-year striker and Blues leading scorer Eilish McConville
wasted no time putting the Blues up a goal just minutes later,
tipping the ball past a charging Ryerson goalkeeper into the open
The Varsity Blues warp up their regular season home schedule this
Wednesday, October 19 as they host the Trent Excalibur at Varsity
Centre. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
|No. 6 Queen's
NORTH BAY, Ont. - The No.6 Gaels dominated the Nipissing
University Lakers this Sunday afternoon in North Bay, Ont. The
final score of the match was 3-0.
Kelli Chamberlain of North bay, Ont. scored twice for the Gaels in
the first half in the 29th and 33rd minutes of play. Jackie Tessier
of Winnipeg scored just one minute later, giving the Gaels a 3-0
lead. From there the Gaels switched to a defensive mindset,
maintaing the 3-0 lead till the end of the match.
Chantelle Marson of London, Ont. and Sabrina Carew of Thunder Bay,
Ont. recorded a shutout for the Gaels.
The win extends the Gaels record to 12-1-1.
Queen's will meet the Nippising Lakers next weekend, this time at
Tindall Field in Kingston. Kickoff is set for 12:00pm.
Source: Queen's Sports Info
SUDBURY, ON- A windy October 16th, the Lady Vee's hosted
the Royal Military College (RMC) women's soccer team. As part
of breast cancer awareness month the Lady Vee's wore pink and
all proceeds from the game went to the breast cancer foundation.
Despite a rough first period the Lady Vee's were able to pick
up the pace in the second half and come out on top beating RMC
The first half started off a little rough with neither team
taking control. With the majority of the half being spent in the
mid field it did not allow either team to have many scoring
opportunities. RMC had a good scoring chance when Laurentians
goalie, Michelle Philp (Etokbicoke, ON) collided with another
player, leaving the net open but they were unable to make it count.
After a cold and windy forty-five minute half the score remained
LU started the second half strong by taking possession of the
ball and keeping control of it. Just ten minutes into the second
half Renee Jacques (Sudbury, ON) was wide open and received a great
pass from Leanne Adams (Mississauga, ON) to put the Lady Vee's
up 1-0. They stayed strong and kept the ball in their offensive
zone for the greater part of the second half. RMC had another great
opportunity to tie the game up with only fourteen minutes left but
LU's goalkeeper Philp shut them down. With momentum Brette
Vanderwoude (Brantford, ON) was able to out run RMC defense and
pass to wide open teammate Leanne Adams (Mississauga, ON) to make
the score 2-0 for Laurentian with just five minutes remaining in
the game. Being down two goals did not stop RMC from working hard
and fighting back to make it on the score board. With less than two
minutes left in the game RMC was able to capitalize and make the
final score 2-1.
After the game, when head coach Roberto Gallo was asked about
his thoughts on the game he responded with,"Well, we got the
three points that we needed to continue to hunt for fourth place.
First half was a bit scrambly, second half we put about thirty-five
minutes of solid soccer together which is a good thing." The
Lady Vee's next game is an away game against RMC on Saturday
October 22nd at 12:00pm, as they hope to collect another three
points. With only two games remaining in the regular season the
Laurentian Womens Soccer team has a record of 7-5-2. Continue
to follow the Laurentian Voyageurs at www.luvoyageurs.com for
Source: Laurentian Sports Info
GUELPH, Ont. - The Gryphons women’s soccer team took on
the Lions at the Gryphons Soccer Complex this afternoon (Oct. 16),
and after a 90 minute battle in cold, wet, windy weather, walked
away tied 0-0.
The Gryphons drop to 4-6-2 while the Lions advance to 4-3-5
in the OUA West division.
Megan Kilmas (Russell, ON) earned her second consecutive
shutout for the Gryphons, and Courtney Whiteside played another
exceptional game, after scoring a pair of goals against the
Mustangs the day before (Oct. 15).
Guelph controlled the majority of the game, but the Gryphons
offence was unable to capitalize on Lions mistakes. Overall, the
Gryphons had six chances, but came up short every time.
“Today we played a very competitive game and created a
lot of scoring chances,” said head coach Randy Ragan.
“We have moved from a single central striker, to twin
strikers in an effort to create more scoring
During the first half, it looked like Guelph would take the
lead when Rachel Rennick (Toronto, ON) broke away from the pack,
going one-on-one with the Lions goal-keep; however, she was unable
to beat Sarah Fiorini (Newmarket, ON) and the game would remain
deadlocked at 0-0.
In the second half, the Lions had a difficult time carrying
the ball deep into Gryphon territory. Melissa Corso (Unionville,
ON) with help from Danielle Naylor (Puslinch, ON) played
outstanding defence, and prevented Lions strikers from
The Gryphons put forth a valiant effort in today’s game
and hope to face off against the Lions in the OUA playoffs.
The Lancers will travel to Guelph to match up agains the
Gryphons on Saturday, October 22. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. at
the new Gryphons Soccer Complex.
Source: Guelph Sports Info
||No. 10 Ottawa
OTTAWA - The Gee-Gees Women’s soccer team hosted Trent on
Sunday afternoon, hoping to continue their winning ways and build
momentum heading into the end of the regular season. Their previous
meeting saw the Gee-Gees trample over Trent in an offensive
explosion, and Sunday afternoon yielded an equally impressive
result as the Gee-Gees would go on to win 10-0.
Sunday’s win allowed the Garnet and Grey to slide into second
spot in OUA East standings, only one point behind Queen’s.
The Gee-Gees are also currently ranked 10th in CIS rankings.
The Gee-Gees were in full attack mode from the very early going,
scoring a goal in the third minute. The offensive combination of
Elisabeth Wong (Nepean, Ont.) and Julia Francki (Orleans, Ont.)
combined for the first four goals of the game, all scored within
the first 20 minutes of play.
Francki’s first goal was extremely impressive, taking a
perfect pass from Wong and firing a sliding left foot shot from an
almost impossible angle. Equally as impressive was Wong’s
second goal which she shot from 40 yards out, over the head of the
Trent defenders and goaltender.
“[Francki] is always on my wing, so we know how each other
thinks and where [the] other is going to be,” explained
Wong was able to convert on a hat trick, scoring three of the
Gee-Gees eight first-half goals. Wong’s three goals of the
afternoon move her into top spot in OUA goal scoring with 10 on the
season. Other first half goals were scored by Francki, Christine
Hardie (Pictou, N.S.), Candice Smith (Waterloo, Ont.), and Sarah De
Carufel (Boisbriand, Que.).
“Individual stats aren’t something I focus on, I
just want to focus on the team,” said Wong. “We have a
chart of our goals as a team, so by the last two games we want to
have everything on that list checked off.”
The second half saw a decrease in offensive output for the Gee-Gees
in a relatively slow paced half. However, the Gee-Gees were able to
increase their goal total by two with goals from Tara Condos
(Strathroy, Ont.) and Maris Barnabe (Ottawa, Ont.).
The 10 goals by the Gee-Gees moved their season goal total to 51,
the highest in OUA East and West. “We’ve been balancing
our approach all season with offense and defense,” explained
head coach Steve Johnson. “Right now, though, we’re at
a point where we’re happy with both elements, but [now] we
need to focus on being good for 90 minutes.”
The Gee-Gees will finish up the regular season at home next weekend
when they host Ryerson on Saturday, October 22, and Toronto, on
Sunday, October 23.
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
||No. 1 Laurier
CALGARY – In a pivotal meeting with serious playoff
implications, the University of Calgary Dinos and University of
Saskatchewan Huskies battled to a 1-1 draw at the West Varsity
Soccer Pitch Sunday afternoon.
Coming off a 3-0 loss to the rival Alberta Pandas, the Dinos looked
to get back in the win column and split their two-game home set.
Saskatchewan entered the game sitting in fourth place in the Canada
West standings, two points ahead of Calgary with four games
remaining for each team this season. The top four teams make the
Sarah Benson opened the scoring early with a goal 11 minutes
in. Off a turnover in the Huskies end, Benson scooped up the ball
and beat out the remaining Saskatchewan defender before notching
her team-leading fifth goal of the season.
After a first half that saw the Dinos control the majority of the
play, the Huskies came out hard after the break. A shot by Brooklyn
Leier hit the cross bar, but as the play continued Gillian Pinder
finished off the play to tie the game 1-1 at the 48th minute.
The game looked headed for a dramatic finish when Saskatchewan was
called for a handball in the box giving Calgary a penalty shot in
stoppage time. With the game on her foot, Tessa Miller rung the
penalty shot attempt off the right post in the final scoring chance
of the match, and the final whistle blew seconds thereafter.
Despite a balanced second half, Calgary outshot Saskatchewan 20 to
11. The Dinos also held the advantage in corner kicks with 10 while
the Huskies didn't have a single opportunity.
The tie dropped Saskatchewan (5-3-2) out of the playoff picture for
the time being, with Victoria leapfrogging the Huskies into fourth
place with a 1-0 win over Regina Sunday afternoon. Calgary (4-3-3)
sits sixth with 15 points, two back of Saskatchewan and three in
arrears of Victoria.
Calgary's next game will see them hit the road to take on the
University of Manitoba Bisons on Oct. 22 and finish off the road
portion of their schedule on Oct. 23 against the University of
The Huskies travel to British Columbia for match-ups against TWU
and UBC next weekend.
Source: Calgary Sports Info
|No. 7 Alberta
LETHBRIDGE - The CIS #7 ranked Alberta Pandas scored once in
each half to complete the weekend sweep of Alberta opponents with a
2-0 shutout of the Lethbridge Pronghorns.
Heather Lund scored in the opening half, while Darcie Kutryk scored
a beautiful goal in the second half. Pandas keeper had a relatively
easy day to register the shutout making only two saves.
Neither team was able to generate too many quality chances in
the opening half, but the Alberta Pandas did capitalize on one of
their few chances. Amanda Black sprung Lund who pulled the ball
around Taura Willoughby and placed the ball off the far post and in
from a difficult angle.
Willoughby did make two quality saves in the opening half, turning
away Darcie Kutryk with a nice sliding challenge and off a
goalmouth scramble turning Black away.
The ‘Horns never truly threatened the Pandas goal and
registered only 2 first half shots, both off target.
The Pandas continued their strong ball possession game in the
second half, forcing the ‘Horns to defend and play on their
heels. While the ‘Horns defended well for the most part, they
were never able to generate any sustained offensive pressure.
Less than 10 minutes into the second half, the Pandas doubled their
lead. A wonderful cross from Sarah Smyth found Kutryk in the box,
who one-touched it into the bottom left corner.
A short time later, the Pandas nearly scored again after a
defensive miscue forced Willoughby to make a outstanding diving
The ‘Horns head out on the road next weekend traveling to
Regina and Winnipeg to face the Regina Cougars and Manitoba Bisons.
The Pandas will be on the road for the second consecutive week,
heading to the West Coast to face the UBC Thunderbirds and Trinity
Western Spartans in crucial games that could have a huge impact on
who hosts the Canada West final four.
Source: Lethbridge Sports Info
|No. 2 Montreal
VICTORIA - Maryse Reichgeld scored in the 49th minute as the
University of Victoria Vikes women's soccer team blanked the Regina
Cougars 1-0 at Centennial Stadium on Sunday.
The UVic women will round up their Canada West regular season with
games against Fraser Valley on the road Oct. 22 and back at home on
Oct. 29 (12 p.m. Centennial Stadium). The Vikes are now 5-4-3 with
18 points and are just one point ahead of Saskatchewan (5-3-2, 17
points) for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Canada West.
The Huskies have two games in hand. Calgary sits in sixth spot at
4-3-3 and also have two games in hand on UVic.
The top four teams in the conference earn post-season spots.
The Vikes nearly opened the scoring in the 20th minute when
national team player Jaclyn Sawicki (Coquitlam, B.C.) delivered a
beautiful through-ball to Shannon Elder (Victoria), putting the
rookie and teammate Jacqueline Harrison (Whitehorse) on a
two-player breakaway. But Elder blasted the ball into the hands of
fifth-year senior goalkeeper Michelle Anderson (Regina) to keep the
The teams entered the half deadlocked at 0.
In the second half, Reichgeld (North Vancouver, B.C.) took on
Regina's Nicole Wescott (Regina), catching the fullback flat-footed
with a nice dodge move and them put the ball past a helpless
Anderson for the game's only goal. Stephanie Parker (Chemainus,
B.C.) made four saves to earn the shutout win.
"Right now we're one point up for the fourth and final playoff
spot," Reichgeld said. "Every point counts right now so that win
was huge... I got a great through ball and then one-on-one with a
defender and I managed to beat her and managed to place it in the
corner as we've been practicing all year."
"At the half, our coaches were talking about how their goalkeeper
cuts the angle down well and that we needed to place the
ball… it worked out for us."
UVic now prepares for the crucial home-and-home with Fraser Valley
(3-6-3, 7th place, 12 points) to close out the season.
"Maryse is very very quick and she just seems to find the goal and
when she came in she was fresh," said Vikes head coach Tracy David.
"She brought something different to the game which I think caught
them a little bit (off guard)."
"As always, the Canada West soccer season is so competitive, you
can never afford to drop points at any point in time in the
season," David said. "It's a dog-eat-dog world… We just have
to take one game at a time and we don't look past the
competition. We have to go into Fraser Valley next week and Fraser
Valley is a tough place to go in. It's a tough to play in there,
it's a tight little playing field, and they're a good teams so we
need to get ready for them."
Source: Victoria Sports Info