CIS women's soccer Wednesday roundup: Carleton, Toronto, Windsor and York advance to OUA quarter-finals
Photo credit Lindsay Nemeth, U of Toronto
Carleton 5, Laurentian 0 Final
OUA playoff 1
OTTAWA - The Carleton University Ravens women’s soccer
team has advanced to the OUA quarter-final after defeating the
Laurentian University Lady Vees 5-0 at Ravens’ Field on
Adrianna Ruggiero (Markham, Ont.) scored two goals and keeper Rachel Bedek (St. Thomas, Ont.) recorded the shutout as Carleton coasted to victory.
The Ravens will now visit either Queen’s or Ottawa on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m., depending on the result of the other first-round game between Toronto and Ryerson.
The Ravens came out looking to avenge last year’s loss to the Lady Vees in the opening round of the playoffs. They pressured Laurentian early on and did a good job defensively of breaking up the Lady Vees’ passes.
Their pressure paid off in the 20th minute when Carleton was awarded a free kick less than 10 yards out. Playing in her last career home game, fifth year striker Shayla LaVecchia (Ottawa) made no mistake, giving the Ravens a 1-0 lead.
Ruggiero made it 2-0 10 minutes later when she found herself all alone in the box and beat Lady Vees keeper Michelle Philp (Etobicoke, Ont.).
The Ravens added to their lead early in the second half. With Philp way out, Nicole Filipow (Edmonton) found the back of the open net to make it 3-0 for Carleton.
In the 68th minute, the Lady Vees’ keeper came out to challenge, but Ruggiero got around her and scored her second of the game.
Also playing in her final career home game, Diane Jodoin (Ottawa) rounded out the scoring for the Ravens in the 88th minute when she scored on a penalty kick.
Bedek blanked the Lady Vees in each of their three head-to-head matchups this year.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
Toronto 3, Ryerson 0 Final
OUA playoff 2
TORONTO - Fifth-year striker Eilish McConville scored one goal
and added two assists in leading the Varsity Blues women’s
soccer team to a 3-0 victory over the Ryerson Rams in OUA playoff
action on Wednesday night (Oct. 26) at Varsity Centre.
With the win, the Blues head to Ottawa this Sunday, October 30 to take on the Gee-Gees in OUA quarter-final action.
U of T dominated throughout the first half, controlling the ball and maintaining possession for the first 45 minutes of action.
The Blues opened the scoring in the 18th minutes as McConville (Ottawa) sent a nifty through pass over a Ryerson defender to second-year striker Mel Bowen. The West Vancouver, B.C., native made no mistake, firing a shot past Ryerson goalkeeper Lauren LaSalle.
U of T held a 1-0 lead at the midway point of the game.
The Rams picked up the pace in the second half and registered a few chances to score, only to be denied by Blues rookie goalkeeper Sara Petrucci.
The Blues responded and went on the attack with a flurry of shots in the 62nd minute. Both Bowen and third-year striker Jessica Fantozzi were denied by LaSalle.
In the 66th minute, third-year Blues defender Diana Esteireiro sent a booming free kick from 30 yards out at the Ryerson net, with Rams defender Andrea Razzo coming up with a huge stop to keep the game within reach.
Second-year striker Aisha Lewis of Mississauga, Ont., silenced the Rams in the 72nd minute, receiving a pass from McConville to find the back of the net and put the home team up 2-0.
McConville added to her point tally in the 75th minute with a booming shot from 30 yards out that hit the cross bar and went in.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
Windsor 1, Waterloo 0 Final
OUA playoff 3
WINDSOR, Ont. - The Lancer women's soccer team earned a thrilling 1-0 victory over Waterloo in OUA playoff action Wednesday night on Alumni Field.
Fourth year defender Carolyn Lott placed a header into the bottom corner of the net off a Cassandra Quayson corner kick in the sixty-first minute to give Windsor the one goal lead. The goal was Lott's first marker of the 2011 season.
The Lancers had a number of opportunities to score throughout the game, while Lancer goalkeeper Rebecca Singer made plenty of aggressive saves to keep the Warriors off the scoreboard.
With the win, the Lancers will advance to the OUA quarter finals on Sunday October 30th. They will travel to Hamilton and face the McMaster Marauders at 4:30pm.
In their previous meetings this season, Windsor has drawn two shut-out losses against the Marauders. McMaster finished the season just above the Lancers in second place, and had a first round bye Wednesday night.
Source: Windsor Sports Info
York 2, Guelph 1 Final
OUA playoff 4
GUELPH, Ont. - The Guelph Gryphons took on the York Lions tonight for a play-off game in Guelph at the new Gryphon Soccer Complex. Despite a valiant effort the Gryphons fell 2-1, ending their season.
The Lions started out strong with a goal only two minutes into the first from Nicole Markowitz (Toronto, ON) after her shot deflected off of the left post and fired into the back of the Gryphon net. York maintained most of the possession on the field despite the Gryphons fighting hard to gain control. Courtney Whiteside (Guelph, ON) continually tried to push the ball into the Lions' end but the York defensive line stood strong. The Gryphon defense managed to cut out the Lions' attacks for the remainder of the first half.
Jenny Dunn (Vancouver, BC) started the second half with a good attempt at York's net but their goal-keep Sarah Fiorini (Newmarket, ON) managed to tap it just outside of the left post. The Gryphons continued to build action near the Lion's net, including one scrimmage where Guelph had three consecutive shots on net, but were unable to capitalize. Guelph finally tied the score in the 76th minute after Katie Casucci (Niagara Falls) had a breakaway into York's end and passed to Dunn who shot past Fiorini's reach.
Gryphon defense were determined to keep the Lions out, but they weren't able to stop the winning goal from Taylor Lyons (Brampton, ON) who got possession off of a corner shot. The Lions took the game 2-1 and will now move onto the OUA quarter-finals.
NOTES: The Gryphons last playoff victory was in 2000-01 where Guelph defeated Waterloo in the quarterfinals 1-0. Prior to today's game, the Gryphons have not made an appearance in the post season since 2005-06.
Source: Guelph Sports Info
Saint Mary's 1, Dalhousie 0 Final