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Women’s Futsal Gaining More And More Comfort With Top Spot

It was status quo for Women's Futsal again this weekend; two more matches without defeat as the squad toured through Brandon to earn four of a possible six points and remain in first-overall in the round robin portion of the MCAC's 2017 Copa de la Paz

"This was a valuable weekend for us as we were able to battle in two more tough games and escape with at least a point, " said co-head coach Lianna Bestvater, "we showed a lot of character to battle through some rough patches of play and we ended our second game with 25 minutes of the best futsal we've played all season. When things are clicking, it get us excited as coaches and we can't wait to see that level of play carry over to the next game."

The 2016 MCAC Outdoor season started and ended in disappointment for the Blazers. After improving their overall performance and record in 2015, the 2016 season got off to a rocky start and left CMU scrambling for points as they tried desperately to grab the last playoff position. That never materialized and the Blazers ended in fifth spot.

The Blazers have stepped back onto the futsal court this winter and have found themselves right where they want to be: on top. With wins over St-Boniface, Red River, Brandon and two wins over ACC, CMU has a record of 5 wins with 1 draw and no defeats.

This weekend CMU got goals from Marijka Yaschyshyn (2) and Naomi Klassen in a 3-3 tie with the Bobcats on Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon, across town at Assiniboine Community College, Klassen and Yaschyshyn were again among the goalscorers as CMU downed the ACC Cougars 6-2. Singles were scored by Esther Schwarzkopf, Nadya Langelotz and Mackenzie Friesen. To top it off, the Blazers found themselves trailing 2-1 to the Cougars at halftime.

"We are hoping to continue to improve on our performances and our results," said co-head coach Cara Isaak, "we are determined to be the #1 seed as we enter the playoffs again this year and we all want to take our season one step further than we did in 2016. We really want to bring a Women's Futsal banner home to CMU."

The next step in Women's Futsal's quest for the Copa de la Paz comes on Saturday night when the Blazers visit Otterburne for their first meeting with the Providence Pilots. The Pilots (2-0-2) are in action on Wednesday at the University of St-Boniface in what should be an interesting meeting as Les Rouges currently sit at the bottom of the table with a record of 0-0-4 and are desperate for points as the teams enter the midway point of the round-robin.


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