November 10, 2017
2017 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship: Day 1 Recap
U SPORTS – Western Mustangs upset defending champion Laval, 1-0
WINNIPEG (U SPORTS) – The typical November weather in Winnipeg brought the U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship indoors to the Subway Soccer South Complex. Quarter-final action began with the Western Mustangs upsetting the defending champion Laval Rouge et Or by a score of 1-0.
Cape Breton defeats Victoria 2-1
Two teams from opposite ends of the country met in the second quarter-final match of the day, with the Cape Breton Capers scoring twice in the second half to beat the Victoria Vikes 2-1, clinching a spot in the semifinals.
Carabins defeat Gryphons 1-0 in extra time
A late goal in extra time from Megan Sauvé lifted the Montreal Carabins to a 1-0 win over the Guelph Gryphons and into to the semifinals on Saturday of the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship.
“They stayed pretty composed, which is hard when the chances start to multiply because it can affect your belief,” said Montreal head coach Kevin McConnell. “But they kept pushing and believing, which got them that goal at the end.”
Trinity Western defeats host Manitoba 4-0
The Trinity Western Spartans scored four unanswered goals in the second half en route to 4-0 win over the host Manitoba Bisons at the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship on Thursday night.
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