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Women’s Soccer Looking Into Memories Of 2009

The MCAC Women's Soccer of 2009 was the last time that the CMU Women's Soccer Team was able to defeat the Providence Pilots. It was also the last time that the Blazers captured the MCAC Women's Soccer Championship on a season that saw them face the Pilots four times during the regular season without taking a single point from their head to head match ups. Now two full weeks into the 2015 campaign and the Blazers – Pilots match up that begins Week 3 is certainly a contest worthy of attention.

For the first time in three seasons, Providence is not on top of the MCAC Women's Soccer standings. The defending champions sit in a third-place tie with CMU, both on 3 points with the Blazers holding a slight advantage on goal-differential. Ahead of the two rivals are the Red River Rebels and Brandon Bobcats who sit on 9 points, though the Rebels have a game in hand.

CMU tackled the conference's new top-team on Sunday afternoon with the Rebels holding on to a 3-2 victory, but despite the loss, CMU seems to have found an eye for goal and a new goal scoring threat in first-year striker Esther Schwarzkopf. The product of Northlands Parkway Collegiate and former Manitoba High School Rural Provincial Girls Soccer MVP, has found her form in her last two matches, hitting for three goals.

"Esther has done more than score goals for us, she has been a ninety minute player who is key in our attack but also helps defensively," said CMU co-head coach Lianna Bestvater, "she is really playing with confidence for us and we will look for her again tonight."

The Blazers travel to Thunder Bay on Friday for weekend tournament play in the ThunderHawk Invitational where they will compete against Confederation College and Lakehead University.



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