CIS women’s soccer Saturday roundup: Ignacio ignites celebration of Alberta’s 8th Canada West title

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Photo credit Peter Oshkai

UPEI 0 Cape Breton 1 Final BoxScore|Photos
AUS semifinal 1

Source: Mount Allison Sports Information

MONCTON, N.B -In Saturday’s opening quarter-final of the 2013Subway AUS women’s soccer championship, the top-seeded Cape BretonCapers edged the UPEI Panthers by a score of 1-0 to advance toSunday’s championship final.

The Capers’ undefeated regular season earned them a bye into thissemi-final matchup of the Subway AUS women’s soccerchampionship.


Coming off their solid defensive win in the quarter-final match-upversus the Memorial Sea-Hawks, a well-supported UPEI Panthers teamlooked to continue their counter-attacking play against thetop-seeded Capers.

The Capers, the more dangerous team in the first half, foundthemselves frustrated by the hard-working Panthers who oftenmanaged to scramble the ball out of their own box.

Corners were particularly dangerous for the Panthers with theCapers showing good strength and power in the air, but lacking thefinishing touch.

The first 20 minutes of the second half saw Allison Bell-Davies(Pickering, Ont.) hit the post and the Panthers’ miss on two goodchances, one coming off a corner.

Robbyn McNeill (Kentville, N.S.) recorded the only goal of the gamein the 68th minute off a penalty kick.

Tiffany O’Donnell (Cole Harbour, N.S.) recorded the shutout for theCapers.

Defender Kim Brown (Lantzville, B.C.) was named the Subway Playerof the Game for the UPEI Panthers putting in a solid defensiveperformance. Second-year midfielder Kara Mackinnon (Sydney, N.S.)earned Subway Player of the Game honours for the Capers.

Cape Breton will now take their shot at winning AUS championshipbanner against the winner of Saturday’s second semifinal (Dalhousievs. Acadia), tomorrow at 2 p.m., in the Subway AUS championshipfinal game.

Acadia 2 Dalhousie 1 Final – 2OT BoxScore | Photos
AUS semifinal 2

Source: Mount Allison Sports Information

MONCTON, N.B. – Today in Subway AUS women’s soccerchampionship semi-final action, the two-time defending AUS championDalhousie Tigers faced the third-ranked Acadia Axewomen. Both teamswere vying for the chance to take on the Cape Breton Capers intomorrow’s championship game. The Capers secured their own spot inthe final earlier in the day with a win over the UPEI Panthers.

Acadia caused trouble down the right flank early in the gamethrough good runs from Talisa Silzer (Saskatoon, Sask.) and hold upplay from Meghan Earle (Mount Pearl, N.L.). The two combined onseveral occasions, but with nothing to show for it, the scoreremained tied at zero at halftime.

It took 57 minutes for the first goal to come, but it did notdisappoint. Kathleen Ross (Bedford, N.S.) scored a free-kickscreamer from 35 yards out, the climax of a period of good pressurefrom the Axewomen.

After going down a goal, the Tigers pushed numbers forward andcontrolled the game for a prolonged period. Their goal finally camein the form of a Victoria Parkinson (Halifax, N.S.) finish after aback heel from Eunnie Kim (Halifax, N.S.). Parkinson’s performancewould ultimately earn her Subway Player of the Game honours for theTigers.

With the score tied 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes, the teams enteredovertime.

The game-winning goal came at the end of the first overtime half.Earle finished a great pass over the top of the defence with a deftchip. Her contributions would earn her Subway Player of the Gamehonours for the Axewomen.

Acadia will now take on Cape Breton tomorrow in the Subway AUSwomen’s soccer championship final at 2 p.m at Rocky Stone Field inMoncton.

UBC 0 Victoria 1 Final – PK Home
Canada West bronze

by Angelina Amlani

VICTORIA – Graduating senior goalkeeperTanya Jones delivered in net to bring home the bronze for her UVicVikes who defeated the UBC Thunderbirds with a 3-1 edge on penaltykicks in the Canada West women’s soccer championship final.

In her last university career game, Jones made two huge saves inpenalty kicks to secure the bronze medal for her team on a soggyand windy Saturday night in Victoria. Flawless in regulation time,Jones allowed just one goal in the penalty kicks.

With the game scoreless at the end of regulation time, both teamsprepared their senior players for penalty kicks (in the Canada Westbronze medal match, teams do not play extra time).

The Vikes would come out with the win in penalties after Jonesshutout UBC senior Frazao and freshman Aman Shergill.

Alberta 2 Trinity Western 1 Final – 2OT BoxScore
Canada West final
by Andy Watson, Special to Vikes Communications

VICTORIA – Canada West MVP senior forwardJulia Ignacio scored the game-winning goal five minutes into extratime, as the Alberta Pandas won their eighth Canada West women’ssoccer banner 2-1 over the defending CIS and Canada West championTrinity Western Spartans on Saturday night.

The win marks Alberta’s first Canada West title since 2001. Theynow set their sights on a CIS banner, looking for their fourth inschool history, beginning Thursday in Toronto. The defendingnational champion Spartans will also attend the CIS tournament asthe Canada West runner-up.

In the 95th minute at Centennial Stadium, Ignacio headed the ballinto the net converting a great cross from two yards out by PaulaDadensky, banking it off the cross bar past Spartans goalkeeperRachel Bedek, who was helpless on the play.

The Pandas will be the higher seeded Canada West squad fornationals as conference champions.

In time added on in the second half, Biggs came out to slide andknock the ball away on a dangerous Trinity Western scoring chancefrom fifth-year senior midfielder Natalie Boyd of Surrey, B.C.,extending the game to extra time.

After Ignacio’s goal five minutes into the first extra-time half,the Spartans desperately tried to tie the match. In the final threeminutes of extra time, Caitlin Haines was robbed by Biggs, and theSpartans pressured the Pandas throughout the final minutes butcould not equalize.

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