|90:00 – 2nd||1||2||T|
|1st – 26:52||Diana Esteireiro (Toronto)|
|1st – 33:51||Lea Chastenay-Joseph (Laval)|
|2nd – 59:15||Shaylea Badovinac (Toronto)|
| G: Lea Chastenay-Joseph – 1
A: Melissande Guy – 1
| G: 2 Players (#5, #7 – 1)
A: Aisha Lewis – 1
Sh: Aisha Lewis – 4
Sv: Sara Petrucci – 4
|Shots (on goal)||10 (5)||8 (4)|
Photo credit Martin Bazyl
TORONTO (CIS) – The University of Toronto Varsity Bluesedged the Laval Rouge et Or 2-1 in their first-ever meeting toclaim fifth place in the 2013 CIS women’s soccer championshipconsolation final on Sunday afternoon at Varsity Centre.
The host Blues finish fifth for the second time in as manyappearances on the national stage. Toronto defeated UPEI 2-0 in theconsolation final when they last hosted the CIS championship in2009. U of T is now 4-2-0 at the CIS tournament.
Toronto dropped a narrow 1-0 decision in their championshipdebut on Thursday night but bounced back with a 2-1 victory overthe OUA champion Laurier Golden Hawks to earn a spot intoday’s fifth-place game.
“We had a great opportunity today to show once again thatwe are among the best team in the country,” said Blues headcoach Anthony Captosto. “I can’t say enough about howthe team performed and how deserving they were of the wintoday.”
Playing in her final game as a Varsity Blue, CIS second teamall-Canadian Diana Esteireiro of Etobicoke, Ont., opened thescoring in the 27th minute off a free kick as she sent a boomingshot from 25 yards out into the top right corner of the net. It washer second goal of the tournament, both off free kicks.
“Diana is one of a kind,” continued Capotosto.“It is going to be very difficult to replace Diana. She hasmade a very significant contribution to this program throughout hercareer. I was very fortunate to work with her.”
Laval evened the score in the 34th minute as MélissandeGuy (Quebec City) crossed the ball to Léa Chastenay-Josephof Donnacona, Que., who one-timed it into the net for hertournament-leading third goal. The game remained 1-1 at thehalf.
Burlington, Ont., native Shaylea Badovinac put the Blues ahead,notching the eventual game-winner as she headed in a beautifulcross from team co-captain Aisha Lewis (Mississauga) in the 60thminute.
Blues goalkeeper Sara Petrucci came up with a big save in the81st minute to preserve the 2-1 victory for the Blues.
“It’s incredible,” said Esteireiro after thegame. “We came into it knowing that a medal was out of thequestion but we wanted to finish the best we possibly could and Ithink we did that.”
Laval ends their season with a 11-6-2 record and looks forwardto hosting the CIS women’s soccer championship nextseason.
“We played well once again but we are going to have tofind a way to score,” said assistant coach Marie-PierBilodeau. “We had a great season overall. In general we havea young group and we are losing only one player so next year. Ourobjective at the beginning of the season was to get here. I thinkwe’re disappointed because when we got here we thought wecould have medalled. We are disappointed with the result here butnot with the way we played as a team.”
TOR 1-1: 2
LAV 1-0: 1
1. TOR Diana Esteireiro (2) (unassisted), 27th
2. LAV Léa Chastenay-Joseph (3) (Mélissande Guy)34th
3. TOR Shaylea Badovinac (1) (Aisha Lewis), 60th
TOR: Sara Petrucci (W, 1 GA, 4 saves, 90:00, 2-1)
LAV: Joëlle Morasse (L, 2 GA, 2 saves, 90:00, 1-2)
Shots: TOR 8, LAV 10
Shots on net: TOR 4, LAV 5
Corners: TOR 2, LAV 6
Offsides: TOR 5, LAV 0
Fouls: TOR 9, LAV 9
Yellow cards: TOR (Claudia Piazza, Aisha Lewis, Nicki Parkes,Kristian Kletke), LAV (Gabrielle Lapointe)
Red cards: none
Players of the game:
TOR: Diana Esteireiro
LAV: Léa Chastenay-Joseph
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
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