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CMU Moves to 2-0 After Red River Rush

CMU forward Maraleigh Short followed her Week 1 two-goal performance with a four-goal outing on Saturday to lead her Blazers to a 6-1 victory at Red River College over the Rebels.

It was the debut match for the MCAC’s newest women’s program at Red River College, and it took only 16 minutes for the Rebels to get on the scoreboard. Caught forward on the attack, Amy Reimer countered to slip the ball past CMU goalkeeper Esther Klassen.

The Blazers would equalize within five minutes as Short launched a screamer off the crossbar and down into the Rebel goal past Vanessa Gensiorek. The remainder of the half saw CMU continue to press for the lead. Forward Meghan Kjartanson worked hard to get herself into scoring positions but could find the necessary finish to her chances. Moments from the half-time whistle, Short broke free of her defender lifting the Blazers into the lead.

A confident CMU side came out in the second half with a one-goal lead and confidence to go forward resulting in four additional goals to the good. First-year forward Amy Carlson, Kjartanson and two more goals from the MCAC’s reigning Female Athlete of the Week, Maraleigh Short, capped the Blazer offensive performance on the afternoon.

“Our defense played exceptionally today and read the play well”, commented CMU head coach Anika Southam, “I am really pleased with our performance and it is great for our confidence put so many goals away.”

The Blazers travel to Otterburne tomorrow afternoon to face Providence University College in their second match of a busy MCAC soccer weekend.

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