September 29, 2013, Saskatoon, SK – On the strength of three University of Saskatchewan second half goals, the Huskies women’s soccer team defeated the visiting University of Calgary Dinos 4-1 Sunday in Saskatoon’s Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.
With the win, the Huskies remain undefeated with a 5-0-2 record and move into second spot in the Canada West standings. Calgary, who was also undefeated entering the match, drops to 5-1-1.
Saskatchewan wasted no time opening the scoring in the fourth minute on a cross pass to a streaking Daniela Fuenzalida. The fifth-year midfielder chipped the ball into the top left corner just over a leaping Dinos’ keeper Lauren Good. A long strike from Calgary’s Ann Stranges tied the match in the 24th minute when her shot trickled through a crowd and slid past Huskie keeper Cara Santaga.
Both teams came out strong in the second half looking to break the tie match.
The Dinos nearly took the lead seven minutes into the second half when Nikki Furukawa’s shot just trickled wide past a scrambling Santaga. Saskatchewan had a chance 10 minutes in when Janelle Zapski was left alone in front of the net but Good was able to stop the shot head on.
Saskatchewan broke the tie in the 60th minute when Good couldn’t get a grip on the ball in a scramble in front of the net. The Huskies’ Kelly Cerkowniak was able to find her foot on the ball and send it into the open net.
Jenna Newton extended the Huskies’ lead to 3-1 with a header on a Gillian Pinder corner kick in the 71st minute. Zapski finally capitalized on her third shot of the day on a pass by Carmen Gorlick to spring Zapski one-on-one with Good. Zapski’s shot flew into the top right corner.
Santaga finished the match making four saves, while Good stopped five at the other end of the field. The Huskies outshot Calgary 15-10 in the match including 9-2 in the second half.
Calgary travels to B.C. to meet the Fraser Valley Cascades and Victoria Vikes next weekend, while the Huskies travel through Alberta to face the Mount Royal Cougars and Alberta Pandas.