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RECAP: Home win bolsters Gee-Gees

Saturday October 7, 2017
Thea Nour looks for options
Greg Mason

The no. 7 nationally ranked Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team (8-1-3) scored twice in the opening twenty minutes and cruised to a dominant 5-0 victory over the RMC Paladins (0-11-0) on Saturday afternoon.

Hannah Landry notched the game’s opening goal on a header from a corner taken by Julia Rosenthal. Landry would pick up an assist on the second goal as well, redirecting another header from Rosenthal before Sophie Curtis finished it off.

Curtis, for her part, would add the Gee-Gees’ final goal of the match in minute 89 on an unassisted effort. Théa Nour and Kayla DaCosta-Pacheco added the middle goals for Ottawa, the first goal for each player this season. Rookie Michelle Salhany provided the assists on both goals.

“You build confidence when you play well, and it just feels good. Confidence is a big part of our game,” said Nour, a third-year Mechanical Engineering student from Ottawa who scored five goals in her rookie campaign.

The Gee-Gees tallied 34 total shots to RMC’s four, of which just one called upon Julie-Anne Lamarche for a save. Claudia Rusu did her part for the Paladins with 19 saves – she leads OUA with 12.73 saves per game and had a season high on Saturday.

Ottawa is undefeated in program history against RMC, with an all-time record of 22-0-3 since RMC joined OUA in 2004. The no. 10 ranked Queen’s Gaels (8-2-1) visit Ottawa on Sunday at 1 p.m.