NAIT Women’s Soccer Team Win CCAA Nationals Silver Medal

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Ooks Women’s Soccer Team at CCAA Nationals 
The NAIT Ooks women’s soccer team are in Peterborough, Ontario at the 2015 CCAA Nationals hosted by Fleming College.
The #2 seeded Ooks lost 5-1 to the #1 seeded FX Garneau Elans in the CCAA National Championship game to capture their 2nd consecutive Silver medal.

Day 1 – Wednesday, Nov. 11
CCAA Nationals Quarter-Finals
#2 NAIT Ooks defeated the  #7 MSVU Mystics 6-0

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 until the 27th minute before the Ooks broke through with 3 goals before the half. In the second half, NAIT came on strong and was able to work the ball around MSVU and complete the chances they were given. The Ooks would add 3 more second half goals and the Edmonton team proved to be too much for the Mystics, taking the game with a score of 6-0.
NAIT Goals:
Kassy Jajczay (2)
Kayla Michaels (2)
Marissa Webb
Rayna Hamieh
NAIT Player of the Game:
#10 Kassy Jajczay

Day 2 – Thursday, Nov. 12
CCAA Nationals Semi-Final
#2 NAIT Ooks defeated the #3 Douglas College Royals 2-1
The NAIT Ooks and Douglas College Royals took to the field for a very evenly matched contest. NAIT’s Kayla Michaels scored her third goal of the tournament in the 28th minute to give the Ooks a 1-0 lead. Douglas replied just before the half as the two teams went to the break tied 1-1. The Ooks got the winning goal in the 65th minute when Kassy Jajczay scored on a broken play after a free kick taken from Kelsey Mitchell. In the end the Royal just couldn’t find a way past the Ooks keeper Kailey Harder who made several spectacular saves to give her team the victory.
NAIT Goals:
Kassy Jajczay 
Kayla Michaels 
NAIT Player of the Game:
#0 Kailey Harder

CCAA Nationals GOLD Medal Game
Saturday, Nov. 14
#2 NAIT Ooks lose to #1 FX Garneau Elans 5-1
In a repeat of last year’s CCAA women’s soccer championship game, FX Garneau once again showed their dominance over the NAIT Ooks. NAIT got behind early after giving up a goal off a corner kick in the 6th minute and would surrender two more goals before the half to trail the Elans 3- after 45 minutes. The Ooks came out with a sense of urgency in the 2nd half and drew closer with a goal by #10 Kassy Jajczay in the 55th minute. NAIT kept pressing but FX Garneau proved to be too tough and added two more goals to take the Gold medal with a 5-1 final score.
NAIT Goal:
Kassy Jajczay
NAIT Player of the Game:
#19 Kelsey Mitchell

NAIT CCAA All-Tournament All-Stars:
#9 Kayla Mitchell
#10 Kassy Jajczay
#19 Kelsey Mitchell