Pronghorns find a little finish
Amatto, whose goals were her first two of the season. “Everything we were doing in the game, attacking their two back-D, we did exactly what we’ve been working on and it went perfectly.”
Going back the other way, the Pronghorns also earned the goose egg in their home opener.
“I thought today was a great team effort,” said Trinh. “I know 5-0 is an impressive score, but we got a clean sheet as well, so that’s important. That says that our identity has always been playing defence first. There’s more to come.”
Pronghorns goaltender Micaela Stone made two saves in the win.
“She was great,” said Trinh. “Mic is doing what she should be doing. It’s her fifth year with us and that’s a veteran presence back there.”
The Pronghorns home weekend continues today at noon at the U of L Stadium as the Trinity Western Spartans (1-2) pay a visit.
The Spartans lost 3-0 to the Calgary Dinos Saturday in Calgary.
“They’re a perennial national champ and it’s another great test for us. I love these big games. I have the utmost respect for their club and school. It’s always fun against Graham’s (Roxburgh, Spartans’ head coach) team. You know what? I’m looking forward to seeing my friend and I’m looking forward to seeing how my team stacks up against his team.” Amatto welcomed that challenge. “I’m so excited,” she said. “It’s really going to be a good game.”
On the men’s side, the Pronghorns continue their West Coast road swing.
After a 5-1 loss to the Trinity Western University Spartans Friday night in Langley, the Horns (1-4-2) are in Kamloops to take on the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack.
The LCI Rams football team remained undefeated and enjoyed a stats night in the process.
The Rams blanked Calgary Centennial 46-0 in high school exhibition play Saturday night at the University of Lethbridge Stadium.
With the win, LCI improves to 4-0 and is ranked fifth in the province in Tier I.
On Saturday, the Rams racked up 551 yards of offence as quarterback John Evans threw for 210 yards and rushed for another 141 and the team rushed for over 300 yards.
Defensively, Rams hauled in two interceptions as Isiah Bagnah added eight tackles, two sacks and a sack fumble.
Will Boehme caught a touchdown from Zach Jacobs, while Jack Halvorson kicked field goals from 32 and 28 yards.
The Rams are back in exhibition action next weekend when they host Calgary Bishop O’Byrne Saturday at 7 p.m. at the U of L Stadium.
In other action this weekend, the Cardston Cougars earned an exhibition win over Brooks Thursday night at the U of L Stadium, posting a 22-8 decision to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Cardston’s Taylor Cook had two touchdowns, added a two-point convert and was the team’s top rusher. Mikhail Moojalsky added the other Cougars major.
Austen Olsen kicked two converts and Ty Lewis was the Cougars’ top receiver.
On the defensive side, Taylor Barfuss was the top tackler for the Cougars, while Moojalsky had an interception.
The Cougars are ranked second in the province in Tier III.
The Cougars next game is Friday when they take on the Catholic Central Cougars in Southern Alberta High School Football League Division A play at 7:30 p.m. at the U of L Stadium.