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CMU Falls to Superior Opposition

Three first half goals, including one in the final minute, helped Lakehead University to a 5-1 win over CMU in women’s soccer action Saturday at the Sportop Invitational in Thunder Bay.

The Thunderwolves attacked with relentless pressure and eventual solved Blazer goalkeeper Esther Klassen in the 20th minute to move themselves into the lead. CMU came close to scoring midway through the half when Gathoni Mutua‘s pass allowed Maraleigh Short to shoot from distance. The MCAC’s leading goal-scorer was unable to get the Blazers on the board.

CMU showed signs of life early in the second half when Deanna Zantingh scored her for goal of the year on 50 minutes. The momentum was short lived, as Lakehead was able to capture their fourth and fifth goals to seal victory.

Already holding a win from Friday’s 5-0 defeat of Confederation College, the Lakehead women ensured their first-place tournament finish. CMU will get back on Chapples Field tomorrow morning at 10 am with Confederation in what will shape-up as an exciting battle for second place.

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