Wesmen Briefs

Women’s soccer wrap up regular season

Oct. 20: Wesmen 0, Alberta 11
Oct. 21: Wesmen 0, Mount Royal 3

On Oct. 20, a short-handed Wesmen team was completely out-played by the University of Alberta Pandas, who completely dominated the game and shutout the women 11-0. Six players for the Pandas had a multi-point game while the Wesmen struggled to stop shots as they were without three of the regular goaltenders. Third-year defender Janelle Deniset was the netminder throughout the first half, replaced in the second by rookie midfielder Caitlin Albl. On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Wesmen women’s soccer team wrapped up their regular season - and their first as part of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) league - with yet another disappointing loss, this time to the Mount Royal University Cougars. In blustery and snowy conditions in Calgary, the Cougars managed to start out strong by holding the Wesmen in their own end for much of the first half, scoring their first goal from Sam Valadao at the 20 minute mark. The trend continued in the second half, with two more goals from Cougars Karlee Hondl and Donella Lockhart. The Wesmen were short-handed throughout the match again, with rookie Caitlin Albl in net. The women end their regular season with a 1-10-1 record.

Men’s soccer win final home match

Oct. 21: Wesmen 3, UNBC 1

The Wesmen men’s soccer team racked up their first win of the season last weekend at home against the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves in a match that saw the men dominate; a rare occurrence over the course of a losing season. Wesmen midfielder Scott Ansell opened the scoring for the Wesmen, taking a pass off a corner kick and heading the ball past the Timberwolves netminder. Just before the halftime break, the Wesmen struck again. Ross Pinhammer scored on a 35-yard free kick, sending the men to the locker room with a 2-0 lead. Winnipeg put the game out of reach in the 78th minute of play with a goal from Richie Rundle - his fifth of the season. The win brings the men’s record to 1-9-3 going into this weekend, where they play their final games of the season on the road against the University of Fraser Valley Cascades and the University of Victoria Vikes in B.C.

Published in Volume 67, Number 8 of The Uniter (October 24, 2012)

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