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Queen’s 2 Carleton 2 Final

Source: Mike Beasley, Carleton

OTTAWA – Wednesday afternoon’s soccer game betweenCarleton and Queen’s featured plenty of drama and some lategame heroics by the Ravens.

The OUA East women’s soccer game had everything you could askfor in a match.

Nice goals, spirited competition, a spectacular finish and a 2-2draw.

The teams went into the dying seconds of the game tied at 1-1 butQueen’s scored in the 89th minute to take a 2-1 lead.

Things did not look good for the Ravens.

But in a never say die attitude and with a determined effort,Carleton charged back to tie the game 2-2 in extra time as AndreaWay (Navan, ON) played the role of heroine for the Ravens with agame tying marker.

Way picked up a perfect time to notch her 9th marker of theseason.

“I’m disappointed it wasn’t the game winner butit enabled us (Carleton) to get a point when it was looking like weweren’t going to get any,” said Way.

“They (Queen’s) seemed to let up after taking the lead.We took advantage of it, picked up our game and tied thegame.”

Adrianna Ruggiero (Markham, ON) gave Carleton a 1-0 Carleton withher 6th goal of the season in the 32nd minute.

Queen’s replied with the next two goals (60th, 89th) to takea late game lead before Way saved the day for Carleton

“It was definitely and exciting finish,” said AlexMcNutt, Ravens head coach.

“I thought we (Carleton) played well in the first half butour legs started to go in the second frame of play. We really hadto dig down to score that game tying goal.

It was strong mental play on the girl’s part. We’vecome from behind before this season and did it again versusQueen’s. That’s part of our game that will take usthrough the rest of the year.”

Carleton (7-2-4) is in third place in the OUA East division with 24points while Queen’s (6-2-4) is right behind in fourth placewith 22 points.

Carleton and Ottawa will meet for the second time this season onSaturday, October 12. Game time at Ravens Field is 1:00PM.

McMaster 1 No. 4Western 3 Final

Source: Western Sports Info

LONDON, Ont. – The trio of Jenna White, Tianna Deluzio andAmanda Boyle launched the Western Mustangs women’s soccer team to a3-1 victory over the McMaster Marauders on Wednesday evening atWestern’s Huron Flats Field.

The Mustangs and the Marauders each came out strong as theytried to settle their previous 0-0 draw from late last month, butit would be the Mustangs who prevailed, extending their undefeatedstreak to 12 consecutive games.

“It’s a good feeling and it’s a well deserved win,” saidMustangs head coach Martin Painter. “I thought we played a prettygood 90 minutes. I’m not happy about the goal we conceded, butother than that I thought it was a great effort.”

With the win the Mustangs improve to 7-0-5 on the season andmaintain the top spot in the OUA West standings, while theMarauders record falls to 4-4-5.

The opening half of the contest saw immediate action asWestern’s Jenna White netted the first goal of the game after theMarauders received a foul in their 18-yard box at the three minutemark. With the 1-0 advantage, the Mustangs continued to applyoffensive pressure and were able to control the ball in theMarauders defensive end for the majority of the half.

After another foul for the Marauders, Tianna Deluzio was able tofurther the Mustangs lead when she headed the second goal of thegame at the 23 minute mark. The Marauders were able to regroup andrally back with some strong offensive pressure late in the half,allowing McMaster’s Jessie Faber to cut the Mustangs lead to 2-1 atthe break.

The second half continued to see the Mustangs offencepressure the Marauders deep in their end for a large portion of thecontest. Western’s Amanda Boyle was able to secure a 3-1 lead forthe Mustangs when she fired off a stellar shot on Marauder’sgoaltender Brittany Duffie, hitting the back of the net for thethird Mustangs goal of the match. As the game clock ran down tozero the Mustangs walked away with a 3-1 victory and extended theteam’s unbeaten streak to 12 straight games.

“We’ve got four big games left – three of them are at homeand we have to get ready for two tough games coming up thisweekend,” said Painter. “We are in a very good situation and we arevery happy about where we are.”

The Mustangs will be back in action on Saturday, October 12,as they face-off against the Brock Badgers at 1:00 p.m. atWestern’s Huron Flats Field.

RMC 0 No. 1Ottawa 0 Final

Source: Ottawa Sports Info

OTTAWA – The RMC Paladins came to Matt Anthony Field andexecuted their game plan, forcing the nation’s no. 1 team tosettle for a 0 – 0 draw on Wednesday night.

The Paladins clogged up the middle of the field moving theGee-Gees’ play out to the wings and engaging the Ottawaattackers immediately when they tried to bring the ball inside.

The Gee-Gees sent 11 shots on goal, many of them from far out,but were unable to get one past keeper Alexandria Hogg.

“They put 11 players behind the ball and forced us to playagainst their 11 on one-third of the field,” said head coachSteve Johnson. “There’s certainly things we can dobetter, whether it’s in a game where the other team packs theback or comes out to play. We were sloppy in some aspects of thegame and that needs to be addressed.”

Despite the tight defence, the Gee-Gees were able to create somequality scoring chances. They came out in the second half andstarted to work it into the box and had a few passes sail acrossthe goal.

“They were sitting back, it seemed like their goal to playfor a tie. We couldn’t really get it going,” said thirdyear midfielder, Julia Francki. “I was trying to generatechances. I think at times we were getting frustrated so we weretrying things out but I think we worked hard.”

In the 65th minute, Gee-Gees substitute Sarah de Carufel drilleda free kick off the inside of the bar. The ball was promptlyscooped up by the keeper before her teammates could challenge for arebound.

Francki was consistent in moving the ball up the field andgetting shots on net all game long. Four of the 11 shots were offher foot.

With 20 minutes to go, Francki created one of the closestchances of the night as she darted in alone on the left side butwas met by the keeper who blocked the ball just as she got the shotoff.

That would prove to be their final chance of the game as RMCheld off and recorded their second-ever tie against Ottawa. Thatbroke a streak of 14 straight Gee-Gee triumphs including a 5– 0 win earlier this season.

The Gee-Gees turn around and get ready to face their rivalCarleton on Saturday at Carleton. The two teams produced a similarresult in their last meeting – a 1 – 1 tie on September11.

“We can’t take any team lightly. Carleton’s avery good team. We’re going to have to come out and bring itif we want to win,” added Francki.

Saturday’s match will be broadcast on SSN Canada.