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Providence Rises Above CMU To 5-1 Win

It was a brisk fall day when the CMU Blazers women’s soccer team met rivals Providence University College Freemen at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex. Due to several injuries, some of CMU’s top players were forced to sit out which placed the team at a clear disadvantage against the strong Providence line-up. The stiff competition proved to be too much for the Blazers, with Providence taking the win with a final score of 5-1.

Throughout the methodical action of the first half, CMU was largely pinned in their half of the field, forced to play a tenacious defensive game. Providence was able to make several attempts on CMU’s goal, but had trouble putting together the final strike into the back of the net. The definitive star of the first half was CMU’s substitute goalkeeper Sasha Michalchuk (#5), a former selection to Team Manitoba, who made some spectacular saves. The first half ended with CMU still in the game, with Providence up only 1-0.

The second half continued with aggressive offense from the Freemen giving the Blazers more than they could handle, culminating in four more goals. Unwilling to post a scoreless ledger, CMU’s first-year defender Tobi Goertzen (#19), slipped a goal past the Providence defense in the final minutes of the game.

The women head right back into action against the top-seeded Providence Freemen on Tuesday October 16th at 6pm at the Waverley Soccer Complex to close out their regular season. On Saturday, October 20 at 2pm (Red River Notre Dame campus) the Blazers will play Red River for a berth in Sunday’s MCAC championship game.

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