Sept 14, 2014 (ISN) – Despite a fast paced second half, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the No.
7 University of Alberta Pandas finished in a scoreless draw Sunday afternoon at
Field 7 in PotashCorp Park.
With the 0-0 result Saskatchewan remains undefeated in the young Canada West season
at 3-0-1. Alberta (1-1-2) finishes its Saskatchewan roadtrip 1-0-1 after defeating
Regina on Saturday.
The Pandas came out in the opening minutes of the second half looking to net the
first goal of the match when striker Paula Dadensky beat the Huskie defenders to a
loose ball just outside the 18-yard box. Dadensky looked poised to send a strike
into the net in the 48th minute, but Huskie keeper Cara Santaga blocked the attempt
with a diving challenge.
Alberta’s Jessie Candlish nearly broke the scoreless affair in the 59th minute
sending a header just wide of the post to Santaga’s right.
Saskatchewan began to take momentum midway through the half sparked by a Jessica
Morrow run to break past her defender before sending a hard shot on the Panda net.
In the 75th minute Gillian Pinder sent a corner kick towards the back post that was
headed on goal by Carmen Gorlick. The header looked like it might cross the line
before it was quickly cleared by a Panda defender.
The Huskies would continue to apply pressure in the closing minutes, but could not
get a ball past Alberta’s Kelti Biggs.
Biggs would finish with six saves in the match. Santaga also made six saves in goal
for the Huskies.
Alberta will host Mount Royal University next weekend in Edmonton, while
Saskatchewan travels to Calgary to take on the Dinos.