By Anthony Crozzpli
In what would be a 1-1 campaign this weekend, the Laurentian women Voyageurs soccer team faced off with the third ranked Queen’s Golden Gaels on Saturday, and the RMC Paladins on Sunday. The team finished with a 2-0 loss to Queens, and a 7-0 win against RMC.
The first of the two games took place at Laurentian’s home field on Saturday, Oct. 4; the weather certainly did not make this game easy, with strong winds that kept player and fan chilled and off and on rain making the pitch slick and muddy.
The first half was all in Laurentian’s favour with multiple shots on the Queen’s goal – however, the team would make it to the second-half scoreless.
In the second half Queens player Jessie de Boer, number 6, scored two unassisted goals in the early and late minutes of the half respectively.
The Golden Gaels would hold on to their two goal lead till the final whistle.
Coach Gallow referenced the strong play in the first half, saying “Queen’s punished us on key mistakes that cost us the game, but we are definitely playing better soccer at this point.”
The Voyageurs would turn things around for themselves in a major way, with a breakout performance by several players on Sunday, Oct. 5, competing against the Paladins at the turf field.
Laurentian’s scorers were # 16 Alexandra Ross, who started with her first goal of the season, followed by # 24 Amanda Kwan, with her first of two goals in the game.
The star of the game would have to be # 18 Sarah Sanford, who not only scored her first goal of the season but also her first hattrick with two goals in the first half and one more in the second.
Amanda Kwan would scored her second in the final half, and Lindsay Green also with her first goal, solidified the victory in the last minutes of the dominating game.
“We needed one of these games where we could show what we’re capable of offensively,” said Coach Gallow. “It was just really impressive to see some of these girls come through and step up, and even score some of their very first goals.”