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Plenty Of Positives In Heart-Breaking Loss

The CMU women played another 89 minutes of goal-less soccer on Sunday afternoon, but with all eyes on the referee as spectators and players awaited the final whistle, Breanna Plett broke free of the Blazers defenders and found the back of the net to claim all three points for the home team.

The two teams exchanged scoring opportunities through the first-half, Providence carrying the lion-share through the opening minutes, and CMU settling into the match late in the half and generating their own attacking presence. First-year winger Alanna Johnson dribbled forcefully into the Providence penalty area but couldn’t find the power or placement needed to allude Providence goalkeeper Kristi Larson with her attempt at goal. Earlier Maraleigh Short carried the ball forward but her progress was halted by two challenging Freemen defenders as she was preparing to shoot.

The goal-drought continued after the halftime restart as well, due in large part to the confident goalkeeping of both Larson and CMU second-year Kelsey Reimer, who shouted urgency and organization into her teammates. The Blazers had played more than 160 minutes of consecutive goal-less soccer, their last goal against dating back to the first-half of their September 8th date with Red River.

The loss moves CMU’s record to 0-2-1, good for two points and four-points back of Providence who sit atop the MCAC women’s soccer table.

The Blazers will get themselves set for three matches away to close out the month of September when they travel to Thunder Bay to play the Thunder Bay Impact, Lakehead University and Confederation College on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

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