NAIT Women’s Soccer Take Home Silver; Men Finish 4th

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(ISN) – The NAIT Ooks Women’s soccer team has captured the Silver medal at the CCAA National Championships hosted at Medicine Hat College November 5th-8th. The Ooks came up short in the final falling 4-0 to the FX Garneau Elans Saturday afternoon at Methanex Field. Nonetheless it was a tremendous season for the team who had a record of 14-1. NAIT’s Laura Kautz, Kelsey Langille and Cailyn Newman were named tournament all-stars.

Saturday, Nov. 8
CCAA Nationals GOLD Medal Final
#1 NAIT Ooks lose to #2 FX Garneau 4-0
The NAIT Ooks and Cégep Garneau Élans competed in the Gold Medal Match with the first 15 minutes being very disciplined, tactical interchange for both teams before the game started to open up leaving room for Garneau’s #2 Marie-Mychéle Métivier to score. The second half was all about Garneau being tactically sound. They were defensively solid throughout the match. Métivier scored the remaining 3 goals rolling out a 4-0 finish- making them the gold medal winners.
NAIT Goals:
NAIT Player of the Game:
#15 Ashley Woodford

NAIT Tournament All-Star Selections:
#7 Laura Kautz
#19 Kelsey Langille
#21 Cailyn Neuman

Thursday, Nov. 6
CCAA Nationals Semi-Final
#1 NAIT Ooks defeat the #5 College Ahuntsic 2-0
The NAIT Ooks and Ahuntsic Indiens took to the field for a very evenly matched contest. For the first 45 minutes it was anyone’s game. Ahuntsic’s Kateri Rivard (#20) took a penalty shot which was blocked leaving NAIT’s Kelsey Mitchell (#13) the opportunity to score and finish the first half with 1 point. In the end Ahuntsic just couldn’t find a way past the Ooks and were defeated 2-0.
NAIT Goals:
Kelsey Langille
Laura Kautz
NAIT Player of the Game:
#21 Cailyn Newman

Wednesday, Nov. 5
CCAA Nationals Quarter-Finals
#1 NAIT Ooks defeated the #8 MSVU Mystics 3-0
The first match-up of the tournament saw the top-seeded Ooks from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) challenge the Mount Saint Vincent (MSVU) Mystics from Halifax, Nova Scotia. MSVU was able to compete with the Ooks in the first half, but in the second half NAIT came on strong and was able to work the ball around MSVU and complete the chances they were given. Laura Kautz took credit for goals one and three, while Ana Balbino put NAIT’s second goal on the board. In the end, the Edmonton team proved to be too much for the Mystics, taking the game with a score of 3-0.
NAIT Goals:
Laura Kautz (2)
Kayla Michaels
NAIT Player of the Game:
#7 Laura Kautz