CIS women’s soccer Wednesday roundup: Queen’s, UOIT, Carleton, Guelph head to OUA semi finals

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Laurentian 0 Queen’s 6 Final
OUA East round 1

Source: Shawn MacDonald, Queen’s Sports Info

KINGSTON, Ont. – Riley Filion (Alexandria, Ont.) scored theGaels opening goal and added a second goal to lead Queen’s to a 6-0victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs on Wednesday afternoon on theWest Campus Turf Field in the Gaels first OUA playoff game.

After Filion netted the game’s first goal in the 14th minute,the Gaels made it 3-0 at halftime with goals from Melissa Jung(Mississauga, Ont.) and Alexis McKinty (Burlington, Ont.). TheGaels continued their onslaught in the second half, includingFilion’s second tally, and goals from Brittany Almeida (Elginburg,Ont.) and Rachel Radu (Ottawa).

Madison Tyrell (White Rock, B.C.) recorded the clean-sheet forthe Gaels, stopping all four shots she faced. Richele Greeenwoodhad five saves for Laurentian in the loss.

On Sunday, the Gaels continue their playoff run as they head toOttawa to play the Gee-Gees, who finished first in the OUA Eastwith a 12-1-3 record. When the teams played during the regularseason, the Gaels lost 1-0 at home and tied the Gee-Gees 0-0 on theroad. The game gets underway at 1pm.

McMaster 0 UOIT 1 Final – PK OUA West round 1

Source: Scott Dennis, UOIT Sports Information and MarketingCoordinator

OSHAWA, Ont. – The UOIT women’s soccer team earned adramatic victory in the opening round of the OUA playoffs as theydefeated McMaster 2-0 in penalty kicks on Wednesday at the OshawaCivic.

With the win, the Ridgebacks advance to the OUA quarterfinals onSunday, October 27 where they will take on the Laurier GoldenHawks. Game time in Waterloo is at 1 p.m.

“I was very proud of the girls and all they haveaccomplished in such a short time together,” said head coachPeyvand Mossavat. “This was a historical win for UOIT and thewomen’s soccer team. Winning a playoff game is always difficult andMcMaster played extremely well, which made it even morechallenging. Our young team stayed on task and were focused for 120minutes. That’s special and a sign of a team and program onthe rise.”

UOIT freshman goalkeeper Melissa MacKinnon (Millgrove, Ont.) hadan outstanding game, especially in penalty kicks as McMaster didnot convert on all four of their attempts. Emily Copeland-Dinan(Ottawa, Ont.) and Sonia Sampogna (Toronto, Ont.) each convertedfor UOIT, giving the Ridgebacks their first playoff victory.

With the Ridgebacks leading 1-0 in the fourth round of theshootout, Sampogna put the pressure on McMaster as she calmlyconverted her attempt in the bottom right hand corner. OnMcMaster’s final attempt, midfielder Kelly Orlando sailed theball over the net, setting off a UOIT celebration.

Prior to the shootout, the teams played 120 minutes of scorelesssoccer with UOIT doubling up McMaster in shots on target with a10-5 advantage.

UOIT’s best attempt came late in the game when JessicaMithrush (Thunder Bay, Ont.) attempted a shot from just outside thebox. The ball rang off the crossbar, with McMaster being able toclear it from trouble.

MacKinnon stopped all five shots on target and did not allow ina single penalty kick, as she earned the win in goal for theRidgebacks. Senior goalkeeper Brittany Duffey was also impressivefor McMaster stopping all 10 UOIT shots on target.

This marks the women’s soccer program’s first OUAplayoff victory, with the Ridgebacks entering the league in 2012.Last year, McMaster defeated UOIT 2-1 in the opening round of theplayoffs in Hamilton.

UOIT extends their unbeaten streak to seven games, whichincludes three wins over McMaster.

Laurier, UOIT’s next opponent, finished in second place inthe OUA western conference during the regular season with a 9-3-4record. The teams split their regular season series, with eachsquad picking up a 2-1 victory on the road.

SHOOTOUT RESULTS

UOIT
Sierra Bulger – X
Emily Copeland-Dinan – Goal
Jessica Mithrush – X
Sonia Sampogna – Goal

McMaster
Anne Yeboah – X
Marisa Brem – X
Natalie Bukovec – X
Kelsey Orlando – X

A QUICK LOOK AT THE RIDGEBACKS
Overall Record: 10-6-6
Conference Record: 7-5-4

Next Game: Sun. Oct. 27 @ Laurier (1 p.m.) – Waterloo,Ont.

Nipissing 2 Carleton 3 Final OUA East round 1

Source: Mike Beasley, Carleton Sports Info

The Carleton Ravens have travel plans for this weekend.

The women’s soccer team will be in Toronto on Sundayafternoon for an OUA East semi-final match against the VarsityBlues.

The Ravens qualified for the important contest after defeating theNipissing Lakers 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Ravens’Field.

Carleton beat the Lakers with ease during the regular season going2-0 in their two meetings but Wednesday’s contest was tighterthan Ravens’ head coach, Alex McNutt would have liked.

“Playoff games are never easy, this was not on of our(Carleton) best games but the main thing is we’rethrough,” McNutt said.

“Now our focus is on Toronto and being prepared to playagainst them for a second time in a week.”

Toronto and Carleton met at Ravens’ Field on Sunday, October20 with the Varsity Blues edging the Ravens edging 3-2, securingsecond place in the OUA East standings and a first round bye.

The loss sent the Ravens into third place and Wednesday’smatchup with No.6 Nipissing.

Carleton took a 1-0 lead (38th) when Sarah Royer (Lethbridge, AB)converted a crisp, cross crease pass from Abby Nicastro (Ottawa)who controlled the ball as she sprinted down the left side of thefield before finding her teammate with a perfect feed.

“That goal started with a terrific pass from Tina (Lacava)(Markham, ON) and I was able to spot Sarah in front of thenet,” Nicastro explained.

“We won this game and will be fired up to play againstToronto on Sunday.”

Nipissing tied the game 1-1 (46th) but the Ravens responded in the52nd minute with Emma Landry (Ottawa, ON) finding the back of theLakers’ net with a nice header off a Carleton cornerkick.

The Lady Ravens went up by two goals 3-1 at the 75 minute mark witha Mijnairii Perkins (Brampton, ON) tally when she booted the ballinto the top of the Lakers net.

Nipissing made things interesting with a marker in the 83rd minutebut Carleton hung on for the win.

Sunday’s game at Varsity Stadium in Toronto gets underway at2:00PM.

The winner will qualify for the 2013 women’s final four,November 2-3.

Windsor 0 Guelph 3 Final OUA West round 1

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