|90:00 – 2nd||1||2||T|
|Cape Breton (1-2-0)||0||0||0|
|1st – 1:17||Shalla Kadima (Alberta)|
| G: Shalla Kadima – 1
A: Jessie Candlish – 1
Sh: Julia Ignacio – 4
| G: N/A
Sh: 2 Players (#11, #18 – 2)
Sv: Tiffany O’Donnell – 4
|TEAM STATISTICS||Alberta||Cape Breton|
|Shots (on goal)||10 (5)||6 (0)|
Photo credit Martin Bazyl
TORONTO (CIS) – Shalla Kadima’s goal in the secondminute stood as the game-winner as the Alberta Pandas defeated theCape Breton Capers 1-0 to claim the bronze medal at the 2013 CISwomen’s soccer championship on Sunday afternoon at theUniversity of Toronto’s Varsity Centre.
The Canada West champion Pandas earn their 10th medal in 12appearances on the national stage and first since claiming silverin 2002. Alberta ends their 2013 campaign with an impressive 13-2-2record and improves their overall CIS championship record to22-8-4.
After defeating the Laval Rouge et Or 1-0 in quarter-finalaction, the Pandas dropped a narrow 2-0 decision to the MontrealCarabins, who take on the Trinity Western Spartans for gold intoday’s championship finale at 4:30 p.m.
“It was great to see that we came out to play and did ourjob early,” said Pandas head coach Liz Jespen.“I’m amazed by this group of girls. I’ve had thepleasure of coaching many great teams and players but what’sunique about this team, such a new team, is their coming togetherto get CIS bronze. I think it says a lot about theircharacter.”
A second-team all-Canadian this season, Kadima (Edmonton)notched the game’s lone goal as she headed a Jessie Candlish(Edmonton) corner kick past Capers goalkeeper TiffanyO’Donnell (Cole Harbour, N.S.).
Cape Breton had a great chance to score in the 18th minute off acorner kick, but Pandas midfielder Laura Kautz (Edmonton) was thereto make the save and kick the ball out of harm’s way. TheCapers continued to pressure and Tiffany Johnson (Sudbury, Ont.)sent a booming shot at Alberta’s Kelti Biggs (Spruce Grove,Alta.), who had to dive to make the save in the 28th minute.
O’Donnell made three saves in the first half and thePandas maintained the 1-0 lead at the half.
The Capers had a couple of chances to score in the final minutesof the match, but the Alberta back line held strong to hold on forthe win.
The AUS champion Capers finish their eighth nationalchampionship in fourth place, their best results since winning thetitle in 2007.
“I’m very proud of our girls all the way through theyear with an undefeated season in the AUS and a bannerthere,” said Cape Breton bench boss Ness Timmons.“Coming into this championship, our performance was topnotch. I think that after they get over the initial disappointmentof today’s loss, they’ll feel great aboutthemselves.
ALB 1-0: 1
CBU 0-0: 0
1. ALB Shalla Kadima (1) (Jessie Candlish), 2nd
ALB: Kelti Biggs (W, 0 GA, 0 saves, 90:00, 2-1)
CBU: Tiffany O’Donnell (L, 1 GA, 4 saves, 90:00, 1-2)
Shots: ALB 10, CBU 6
Shots on net: ALB 5, CBU 0
Corners: ALB 5, CBU 5
Offsides: ALB 4, CBU 0
Fouls: ALB 10, CBU 8
Yellow cards: ALB (Laura Kautz)
Red cards: none
Players of the game:
ALB: Shalla Kadima
CBU: Shanice Maxwell
Thursday, Nov. 7
11:00 Quarter-final 1: Montreal 2, Western 1
13:30 Quarter-final 2: Alberta 1, Laval 0
16:30 Quarter-final 3: Trinity Western 3, Wilfrid Laurier 0
19:00 Quarter-final 4: Cape Breton 1, Toronto 0
Friday, Nov. 8
13:30 Consolation 1: Laval 2, Western 0
16:30 Consolation 2: Toronto 2, Wilfrid Laurier 1
Saturday, Nov. 9
13:30 Semifinal 1: Montreal 2, Alberta 0
16:30 Semifinal 2: Trinity Western 1, Cape Breton 0
Sunday, Nov. 10
11:00 5th-place game: Toronto 2, Laval 1
13:30 Bronze medal: Alberta 1, Cape Breton 0
16:30 Championship final: Montreal vs Trinity Western (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
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