Women Voyagers start home weekend strong, win 3-0 against Trent

By Timothy Kraft, for the Lambda

On Oct. 10, the Laurentian Voyageurs women’s soccer team triumphed over Trent Excalibur, winning 3-0 on the LU field.

The Voyageurs set the tone of the game early: within just one minute of play Megan Ferguson (forward) tapped in a goal from the corner, giving Voyageurs a 1-0 lead.

Not long after, the Voyageurs were able to advance the lead to 2-0 when Amanda Kwan (forward) buried a goal from a free kick.

Although Trent tried to reorganize, the Voyageurs continued to apply pressure, firing shot after shot on net.

Trent spent most of the first half trying to clear the ball out of their own zone, but were not effective. With two minutes left in the first, Sarah Sanford (forward) ripped through two defenders for the goal, giving the Voyageurs a 3-0 advantage.

Although the second half was quiet on the scoreboard, Voyageurs fans were excited as they san in the stands.

Trent received two yellow cards in the second half for collisions with the Voyageur offense before Voyageurs received their only yellow card with 10 minutes left of game play. Trent was awarded a penalty kick, but the Voyageur goalkeeper made a sensational save.

“They’re not the same team we beat 2-0 at the beginning of the year… They’re going to come in here looking for revenge, but we certainly like revenge,” said Voyageur head coach Rob Gallo.

This three-goal win improved the women’s record this season to 6-3-2.

“We’re going to step it up even more,” commented Ferguson on looking forward to their next game.

You can catch the Voyageurs next game against UOIT Ridgebacks at 12 p.m., Oct. 11 on the LU field.

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