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Long Time Coming For CMU Win

Maraleigh Short scored two goals for CMU on Saturday afternoon to help her team to a 2-1 debut victory over Providence University College. The fourth-year striker outpaced the Freemen defenders in the 16th minute to vault the home team into the lead. Ten minutes later, Short would pick up her brace goal on a similar play.

12 minutes from halftime, Providence worked their way onto the scoreboard when Ruth Shantz came out of the right corner and pushed the ball passed CMU  goalkeeper Kelsey Reimer.

With a field temperature of 32 degrees, the win was really a testament to the tireless running of the Blazers and the brave defending of second-year Rianna Isaak and fourth-year Chrissy Scheerer.

The second 45-minutes saw the Freemen push forward for the equalizer, however every scoring chance was stalled by Reimer in the CMU goal. “Kelsey was excellent for us today,” said the happy Blazer coach Anika Southam, “she stood in there bravely and you could really see that our defense trusted in her.”

The win was the first since 2009 for the Blazers and the first win for coach Southam since she took over as coach last season. The next action for CMU is Saturday, September 24 when they travel to Red River College to do battle with the Rebels.

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