October 10, 2013, OTTAWA (ISN) – Wednesday afternoon’s soccer game between Carleton and Queen’s featured plenty of drama and some late game heroics by the Ravens. The OUA East women’s soccer game had everything you could ask for in a match.
Nice goals, spirited competition, a spectacular finish and a 2-2 draw.
The teams went into the dying seconds of the game tied at 1-1 but Queen’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 Andrea Way (Navan, ON) played the role of heroine for the Ravens with a game tying marker.
Way picked up a perfect time to notch her 9th marker of the season.
“I’m disappointed it wasn’t the game winner but it enabled us (Carleton) to get a point when it was looking like we weren’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 the game.”
Adrianna Ruggiero (Markham, ON) gave Carleton a 1-0 Carleton with her 6th goal of the season in the 32nd minute.
Queen’s replied with the next two goals (60th, 89th) to take a late game lead before Way saved the day for Carleton
“It was definitely and exciting finish,” said Alex McNutt, Ravens head coach.
“I thought we (Carleton) played well in the first half but our legs started to go in the second frame of play. We really had to dig down to score that game tying goal.
It was strong mental play on the girl’s part. We’ve come from behind before this season and did it again versus Queen’s. That’s part of our game that will take us through the rest of the year.”
Carleton (7-2-4) is in third place in the OUA East division with 24 points while Queen’s (6-2-4) is right behind in fourth place with 22 points.
Carleton and Ottawa will meet for the second time this season on Saturday, October 12. Game time at Ravens Field is 1:00PM.
Carleton runs over Queen’s
Thank you Joey Kewin!
The Ravens fifth year midfielder from London, Ontario was an offensive juggernaut on Wednesday evening as he provided half of Carleton’s offence in their 4-1 victory over the Queen’s Gaels.
Kewin scored in the 3rd minute to give the Ravens an early 1-0 lead then found the back of the net once again, roughly half an hour later to put Carleton up by a pair of goals, 2-0.
The ball seemed to be following Kewin for the entire contest as he potted his 8th and 9th goals of the season for Carleton.
“We (Carleton) got a great start against Queen’s and gained momentum from it,” said Kewin.
“Tonight’s win was a total team effort, we scored four times but we could have had more.”
The Ravens finally showed the offensive flair that had been missing during their last couple of games.
“We played well tonight, when we show up, we can play with anybody in this league,” said Ravens head coach, Sandy Mackie.
“Joey (Kewin) and Andrew (Latty) were solid along with Mintcho Mintchev. I’m very happy for Alex De Couvreur who scored his first goal of the year.”
Andrew Latty (67th) joined the scoring parade when he picked up his 8th goal of the season to give the Ravens a commanding 3-0 lead.
Queen’s cut into Carleton’s lead with a goal to make it 3-1 but De Couvreur (Waterloo, ON) scored on a breakaway for Carleton in the 90th minute to seal the win.
The Ravens record improves to (8-2-2) and 26 points. Carleton occupy second place in the OUA East division.
Queen’s record slides to (5-3-2) and 4th place in the division.
Ryerson are at the top of the standings with a (9-0-1) record and 28 points.
Carleton and Ryerson will meet on Saturday, October 19. Game time at Ravens Field is 8:00PM.