Sunday, September 15 2013
The CIS number three ranked women’s soccer Gee-Gees rode a big first half lead to a convincing 11-0 victory over the Trent University Excalibur on Sunday afternoon at Matt Anthony Field.
The Gee-Gees improved to 4-0-2 on the season with the win and doubled their season goal total.
“We’ve got players who can score,” said head coach Steve Johnson. “Probably unfortunate for Trent that they met a team that was disappointed giving up a goal against Carleton in the last minute. For us, it’s nice to know that we can score and that our players are hungry.”
Were they ever, shaking off a frustrating draw to rival Carleton on Wednesday and sprinting to a 7-0 by the 35th minute against Trent.
The Gee-Gees saw most of the action controlling the ball throughout the game and consistently sending their attackers in on runs behind Excalibur defenders. They didn’t allow a single shot to reach both keepers - Alexandra Girouard in the first half and Julia McDonald taking over in the second.
Sophomore midfielder Sheniz Eryuzlu, was one of four Gee-Gees to score multiple times on the day.
“Today I just took it play by play. I make sure I focused on every play,” she said. “I tell myself ‘I’ve got to get this touch, make this pass.’ Just break it down bit by bit so I’m still playing at 100 per cent.”
She stayed sharp despite the blowout score, burying the first two goals of the second half off of rebounds.
Fifth-year midfielder Krista Draycott was efficient with her time on the field, playing just the first half and putting away four goals. Pilar Khoury helped the cause with two more goals and assisting on another. Third-year Julia Francki chipped in two more, while Chantal McFetridge contributed another.
The Gee-Gees visit the 1-3-2 Nipissing Lakers next Saturday, September 21 and the 3-1-2 Laurentian Voyageurs on Sunday, September 22.