October 22, 2011
CIS women's soccer Saturday roundup
Photo credit Trinity Western
The X-Women soccer team opened up and scored 8 goals over two
days en route to consecutive wins this past weekend. Friday
evening, StFX topped the Cape Breton Capers 4-1, and followed that
up with a 4-0 shutout over the UNB Varsity Reds Saturday afternoon.
Both games were played at StFX Oland Stadium.
X-Women head coach Trevor Reddick was pleased with his teams' play,
commenting “I thought we played very well over all. We
generated great scoring chances and we were able to capitalize on
quite a few. We were also very solid defensively. We play a
possession style of play and we had the majority during both games
this weekend which I was pleased to see.”
“I thought our work rate was impressive, especially for the
first game. Over all I think it's starting to come together for us.
It only gets harder from here on in so we have to continue to play
smart and with a sense of urgency.”
On Friday evening against the Capers, the X-Women were led by
strikers Olivia Zanette and Jordan Brass who each scored two goals
for the home squad.
It was the Capers, however, who opened the scoring in the game as
Erika Lannon made good on a penalty kick in the 9th minute after
X-Women defender Meaghan Ramsden was assessed a foul. The Capers
came out strong in the opening 15 minutes of play.
StFX didn't waste any time getting back into the game as Zanette
notched her first goal in the 14th minute, volleying in a cross
from Maura Woodman who beat a Capers defender to set up the
Brass scored the game winning goal in the 29th minute after Zanette
sent the ball through to her as she broke in and beat Capers
goalkeeper Tiffany O'Donnell low in the right corner of the net.
Zanette tallied her second goal of the match in the 36th minute to
give the X-Women a 3-1 lead at half-time. Brass was again in on the
play as she headed the ball across the top of the 18 yard box to
Zanette who fired a high, hard shot to the back of the net.
The two continued their strong play up front in the second half.
The X-Women kept the Capers off the score board for the remaining
45 minutes and Brass added to the X lead in the 82nd minute as
chipped a deflected ball in over O'Donnell's head.
Maris Miller played well in the StFX net as she recorded 11 saves
in the game. The X-Women outshot the Capers 22-18.
Zanette earned Subway Player of the Game honors for StFX while
Lauren Ferguson was the Capers top player.
The X-Women continued their scoring streak on Saturday afternoon as
they shutout the visiting UNB Varsity Reds by a 4-0 score. All the
goals came in the second half, including two from midfielder
The two teams played to a scoreless first half. The Varsity Reds
had a good scoring chance approximately 30 minutes into the game as
Elise Arseneau rang one off the cross bar. Zanette replied with a
scoring chance for StFX on the next play down field but was stopped
by UNB keeper Jackie Blank.
Play in the second half remained scoreless until the 62nd minute
when Vanessa Smykalski connected on a broken play and capitalized
on an error by the V-Reds keeper to put the X-Women on the
Desjardins-Lorimer, who entered the game as the second half began,
then scored goals just over five minutes apart in the 71st and 76th
minutes to put the game out of reach. After StFX keeper Maris
Miller made a diving goal-saving save off Brianna Ford,
Desjardins-Lorimer's second goal was a timely one. Blank got a hand
on the shot but it had enough behind it to find the back of the
Her second marker was volleyed into the net off a Mallory
MacDonnell pass as Blank was screened on the shot.
Freshman defender Gabby Bergh added to the StFX lead late in the
game in the 89th minute as she scored her first career AUS goal,
knocking the ball in the net after a couple of deflections around
When extra time ran out, Miller earned the shutout win in nets for
the X-Women, her second win in as many days. She had 7 saves as the
X-Women outshot the Varsity Reds 15-9.
Desjardins-Lorimer was named the Subway Player of the Game for her
With the two wins, the X-Women improve to 6-4-1 on the season with
two games remaining on the schedule. Friday night, Oct. 28th they
will travel to Sydney, NS for a re-match against the Capers before
hosting the Saint Mary's Huskies on Sunday afternoon in Antigonish.
Game time is 1:00 pm at Oland Stadium.
Source: StFX Sports Info
||No. 7 UPEI
||No. 3 Queen's
KINGSTON, Ont. - The Gaels defeated the Nipissing Lakers this
Saturday afternoon at Tindall Field. After defeating the Lakers
just one week ago on the road, the Gaels continued their dominance
at home, wining 6-1.
Jacqueline Tessier of Winnipeg, started things off for the Gaels
setting the tone in the third minute and scoring her first of the
match. One minute later, Jessie De Boer of Vancouver added another.
The early 2-0 lead had the Lakers on their heels. With five minutes
left in the half, Breanna Burton of Ottawa added another for the
Gaels. They entered half with a comfortable lead.
The second half started just like the first, with Tessier scoring
an early goal, her second of the game. The Gaels did not let up.
Julia Cory, of Vancouver, scored at the 78 minute mark and Kayla
Crnic, of Milton Ont., in the 86th. It was an offensive show for
Nadia Pagliarello of Ottawa scored the lone goal for the
The win brings the third-ranked Gaels record to 13-1-1.
The Gaels are back in action tomorrow afternoon, taking on the
Laurentien Lady Vees at noon at Richardson Stadium.
Source: Queen's Sports Info
KINGSTON, Ont. - The Lady Vees looked to keep their hopes alive
for a home playoff game when they squared off on a chilly afternoon
in Kingston versus RMC. Overcoming a first half goal and a penalty
shot by RMC, the Lady Vees battled back with a 90th minute
equalizer by Amy-Lynn Pitton (Brampton, ON) to escape with a
The first half saw some sloppy play lead to difficulties
generating scoring chances on both sides of the ball. Both RMC and
Laurentian exchanged a few ambitious efforts but weren't really
able to get much going. RMC was first to break through when off a
set piece, Michelle Hamilton (Winnipeg, MB) was able to get a solid
touch and put the ball in the back of the Laurentian net, sending
RMC into the half with a 1-0 lead.
The second half saw Laurentian change gears, carrying the play
and generating numerous early chances. In the 55th minute Leanne
Adams (Mississauga, ON) had a great opportunity when a deflection
had the ball drop to her foot but was unfortunate not to get off a
quality strike, allowing the keeper to make the easy save.
Laurentian continued the upbeat play but in the 75th minute RMC
were awarded a penalty and Hamilton looked to put the game out of
reach with her second goal of the afternoon. Luckily for the Vees
she sailed her shot over the Laurentian goal. This proved costly as
the Vees continued to mount their attacks and in the 90th minute
Amy-Lynn Pitton (Brampton, ON) would not be denied, shielding off
an RMC defender and sending her shot off another defender and into
the back of the net, avoiding what would have been a costly
Laurentian head coach, Rob Gallo, was pleased with the character
that the team showed in coming back from a goal down late to earn a
draw. "We should have been up a couple of goals early missing a few
key chances, but Im pleased with the effort the ladies put in
to get a point and keep our hopes alive to host a playoff
The Lady Vees move to 7-5-3 on the season and look to clinch a
home playoff game tomorrow when they battle Queens. Continue to
follow www.luvoyageurs.com to keep up to
date with your Voyageurs and Lady Vees!
Source: Laurentian Sports Info
WINNIPEG - It was a Canada West battle as well as a battle to
keep warm on Saturday, October 22 afternoon, as the University of
Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss
against the University of Calgary Dinos. Despite a great effort on
behalf of the Bisons, Calgary’s defensive unit simply proved
to be too much to overcome in the Dinos’ blanking of
With the results of today’s game, the Bisons fall to 2-7-2
on their season, while the Dinos climb to 5-3-3.
Calgary’s goals were scored by Robyn Dutton and Lauren
Deeks, while their net minder Kristen Barton made 11 saves.
The Bisons’ goaltender Chloe Werle also made 11 saves on
The Bisons struggled to get a lot of possession time in
Calgary’s zone in the first half. Early on in the half, it
looked as though Manitoba’s Alison Flintoft could put her
team on the board, as she got a point blank shot on net, but Dinos
net minder Kristen Barton centered herself to the shot, and
didn’t even allow a rebound, keeping the game scoreless.
In the 37th minute, Calgary’s Robyn Dutton fired a high
shot on net at medium range that looked like it might just miss the
net on the far side. As the ball soared over top of Bisons goalie
Chloe Werle’s head, things took a turn for the worst, as the
ball just hit the inside post and bounced across the line, putting
the Dinos up 1-0 near the end of the first.
The Bisons put up a good fight in the second half, but
ultimately it was Calgary’s defence that would prevent them
putting up a point. As time began to wind down in the second half,
Manitoba desperately needed a goal to get back in the game, but it
would be the Dinos’ Lauren Deeks who would put another past
Werle in the 78th minute, giving Calgary the 2-0 lead, which would
end up being the final score.
The Manitoba Bisons are in action next Sunday, October 23 as
they take on the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns at the
Unversity of Manitoba Turf Field West. Game time is 12 p.m. CT.
Source: Manitoba Sports Info
GUELPH, Ont. - The Guelph Gryphon women’s soccer team
defeated the Windsor Lancers 3-2 this afternoon at the Gryphon
Soccer Complex. The Gryphons advance to 5-6-2 on the
Guelph lead at half time 1-0 on a goal by Heather Kendall
(Newmarket, Ont.) who received an excellent cross field pass from
Jenny Dunn (West Vancouver, BC) and beat the Windsor goalkeeper
with a well placed far post shot. Guelph went up 2-0 in the
first five minutes of the second half on a goal by Courtney
Whiteside (Guelph, Ont.) who beat the Windsor goalkeeper after a
strong 30 yard run. Guelph went up 3-0 midway through the
second half when Katie Casucci (Niagara Falls, Ont.) scored on an
excellent long range shot that eluded the Windsor
At that point Windsor threw many players forward and despite
stalwart defending by the Gryphon back four, Windsor pulled two
goal back to make the score 3-2 but it wasn’t enough as the
Gryphons held on for the victory.
Guelph is back in action tomorrow, hosting the Waterloo Warriors at
1:00 p.m. With a win against Waterloo, Guelph hopes to gain home
field advantage for the first round of the playoffs.
Source: Guelph Sports Info
||No. 10 Ottawa
OTTAWA - The Gee-Gees began the most important weekend of the
regular season against the Ryerson Rams in a difficult late season
matchup on Saturday afternoon. The two teams had met early on in
the season, drawing to a 0-0 tie at Ryerson’s home field.
However, on Saturday afternoon, the Gee-Gees would use their
well-balanced attack to beat the Rams 3-0.
The Garnet & Grey took to the field knowing that they had to
win the final two games of the regular season to finish in second
spot heading into the playoffs. Despite the pressure, though, the
Gee-Gees played a well-organized game, never panicking and
It was a slow start to the afternoon, with neither team
establishing a substantial attack for the first part of the match.
Late in the half, however, Rams goaltender Lauren Lasalle was put
to the test, making two key stops on Gee-Gee striker Elisabeth Wong
(Nepean, Ont.). The Gee-Gees would also be denied by the post on a
last minute corner kick attempt.
The Gee-Gees came out of the gate strong in the second half,
though, mounting an immediate attack. Finally, in the 68th minute,
the offensive pairing of Wong and Julia Francki (Orleans, Ont.)
combined to put the Gee-Gees up by one. Wong used her fancy
footwork to draw two Rams defenders in, leaving a wide open Francki
in front of the net. Francki took the pass from Wong and slid a
low, cross-net kick past the goaltender.
“It took us quite a while to establish a rhythm,”
explained Gee-Gees head coach Steve Johnson. “[Ryerson]
looked like a team that was better prepared in the early going. We
looked somewhat tentative early on, but once we settled in, we were
the better team.”
The home team would go on to score two more goals in the last 10
minutes of the game, pushing the game out of reach for a Ryerson
team who only registered one shot on goal during the game. Goals
came from Gillian Baggott (Ottawa, Ont.), who elevated higher than
everyone and placed a powerful header in the Rams net, as well as
Christine Hardie (Pictou, N.S.), who finished off an offensive
scramble in front of the Ryerson goal.
The Gee-Gees will play their final match of the regular season
against Toronto on Sunday, October 23, at 1:00 p.m. The two teams
will be battling for second spot in OUA East standings.
“Tomorrow’s game against Toronto will not be
easy,” explained Johnson. “I expect it to be a
playoff-type atmosphere. We have to be very good at the back, and
we need to be able to score the way we have all
Source: Ottawa Sports Info
|No. 9 Toronto
OTTAWA - The Carleton University Ravens women’s soccer
team dropped to fifth place in the OUA East as they fell 4-1 to the
No. 9 nationally ranked University of Toronto Varsity Blues
Saturday afternoon at Ravens’ Field.
The Varsity Blues scored the match’s first marker in the 15th
minute as striker Aisha Lewis (Mississauga, Ont.) collected a ball
from an Olivia Gonslaves (Scarborough, Ont.) header on her run to
the net and found the far bottom corner with her shot.
Toronto kept pushing for another goal before the break, but
couldn’t beat Carleton keeper Anna Morsky (Saskatoon).
She stopped a Lewis cross in the 19th minute that would’ve
led to a sure goal if she hadn’t.
And with 14 minutes left in the half, she got just enough of her
fingertips on a header that Lewis earned from a clean cross.
But the lead was doubled just eight minutes into the second half
when Lewis eluded Ravens right back Jennifer Tutton (Dartmouth,
N.S.) and connected with Jessica Fantozzi (West Vancouver), who
made no mistake on her opportunity.
The game then saw back-and-forth action until Carleton collapsed
Varsity Blues striker Hattie Daumann (Vancouver) was left unmarked
in the 86th minute and crossed to Eilish McConville (Ottawa) who
cleanly headed the ball on her run to the net to beat the recently
subbed-in Rachel Bedek (St. Thomas, Ont.).
And with just a minute to go, Fantozzi easily earned her second
goal of the outing as she was allowed to get a shot off in the
Adrianna Ruggiero (Markham, Ont.) responded for her Ravens just a
few moments after, but it was too late to mount a comeback.
The loss drops Carleton to 7-6-2, one point behind the Laurentian
University Lady Vees. The Ravens will look to find the win column
in their last game of the season on Sunday, Oct. 23 against the
Ryerson University Rams. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
REGINA - Neither team was able to score in the first 89 minutes
of the contest, but Regina and Lethbridge traded goals in the
waning moments as their Canada West women's soccer match ended in a
1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon at the U of R Field.
It looked as though the match was destined to end in a scoreless
draw, but the Cougars got a goal from the unlikeliest of sources to
grab a late lead.
Rookie Racquel Marshall – who hadn't played a game for the
Cougars all season – was subbed into the game in the 88th
minute and scored almost immediately. Fellow first-year player
Adriana McCullough fed a high through ball to Marshall, who tucked
it past Lethbridge goalkeeper Taura Willoughby and inside the right
post to score the first goal of the match.
But just when the Cougars were prepared to celebrate their second
win of the season, Lethbridge (0-9-2) struck deep in injury time on
a play that started when Stephanie Groten sent a high ball into the
box. A Cougar defender attempted to head the ball out of trouble
but the attempted clearance went directly to Janelle Groten, who
found the back of the net for her first of the season.
“We did a lot of good things throughout the game and got a
number of scoring opportunities in close, but we've got to learn to
seal the door when we're up late in the game,” Cougars head
coach Bob Maltman said. “Lethbridge's keeper was strong
today, and Stephanie Possberg had a very good game in the net for
us as well.”
The Cougars (1-8-2) held a 12-9 shot advantage in the draw. Eight
of Lethbridge's nine shot attempts came in the first half.
Lethbridge will travel to Winnipeg today for a Sunday match against
Manitoba, while the Cougars will host Calgary in their final home
match of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for high noon at the U of
Source: Regina Sports Info
The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades fell, 2-1 to the
University of Victoria Vikes, at Bateman Park, in Abbotsford, BC.
The Cascades Canada West regular season record falls to 3-7-3 for
12 points, while the Vikes improves to 6-4-3 for 21
points and keeps the Vikes in the post season hunt for the fourth
and final playoff spot.
The Cascades played a near perfect first half keeping
Victoria’s offense in check, controlling the majority of play
in the midfield and winning most of the loose ball battles.
The Cascades offense opened the scoring as fifth year senior Ellen
Kuyer, Surrey, BC scored her final home goal at the 18th minute
from a pass from Danika Snook, Chilliwack, BC. The goal
coupled with several great saves by UFV goalkeeper Chantelle
Biagioni, Pitt Meadows, BC gave the home team the lead at the
break. UFV out shot Victoria 7 to 2 in the first
The second half started off where the first ended with UFV
holding Victoria in check, and for 81 minutes it looked like the
Cascades would hold on for the victory. But the Vikes had
other ideas as they scored back to back goals in a three minute
span to keep their post season dreams alive. Shannon Elder,
Victoria, BC scored her second and third goals of the season to
send UFV to its 7th conference loss of the year. The
Vikes Stephanie Parker, Chemainus, BC held on for the win in the
Victoria net, she recorded 10 saves in the match.
Source: UFV Sports Info
||No. 4 UBC
|No. 6 Alberta
||No. 2 Trinity