Women’s Soccer suffers home shutout loss to No. 8 Sherbrooke
A pair of goals by Josée Bélanger led the No. 8-ranked Sherbrooke Vert & Or to a 2-0 victory over the Bishop’s Gaiters in CIS women’s soccer action last Friday night at Coulter Field. Bélanger found the net in the 11th and 26th minutes, as the Vert & Or (8-1-2) took a quick 2-0 lead.
The injury-depleted Gaiters (0-9-2), playing with only 14 players dressed, held the Vert & Or to nine shots on goal, while taking two of their own. The home side’s best chance to break the shutout came in second-half stoppage time, when Sarah Baird (Nepean, Ont.) fired a shot from the top of the box that Sherbrooke goalkeeper Elena Waldispuehl had some trouble handling.
Waldispuehl made two saves to earn the shutout, while Becky Yates (Halifax, N.S.) made seven saves in net for the Gaiters. Bélanger earned player of the game honours for Sherbrooke, while defender Dale Adamson (Cambridge, Ont.) won similar honours for Bishop’s.
Sunday, October 23rd: A balanced attack led the Concordia Stingers to a 5-0 victory over Bishop’s Gaiters in CIS women’s soccer action on Sunday afternoon in Montreal. Five different players scored for the Stingers, who improved to 2-7-3 on the year.
Concordia received goals from Marie-lou Hamel, Emily Hubbard, Bella James, Kayla Myre and Melissa White-kendro. Brittany O’rourke made three saves to pick up the shutout.
Becky Yates (Halifax, N.S.) made six saves in goal for the Gaiters, while sophomore defender Dale Adamson (Cambridge, Ont.) was named the team’s player of the game.
The Gaiters (0-10-2) are next in action on Friday evening, as they host the UQAM Citadins (1-7-4) at Coulter Field, with kickoff set for 6 p.m. Concordia’s next game is on Friday night at Sherbrooke, with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m., but subject to change.