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Plett Scores Six As Women’s Futsal Rediscovers Form Against Pilots

After Women's Futsal's record 16-match winning streak, (dating back to March 2017), came screeching to a halt on January 25th in a 7-2 home defeat to the Red River Rebels and CMU let a two-goal advantage slip away in the final few minutes in last night's 5-4 loss to the USB Rouges, the Blazers had their tails up and were back to scoring goals in large numbers on Sunday afternoon when they hosted the Providence Pilots.

Camille Plett got CMU on the board in the second minute, scoring her 12th of the campaign on a perfect set up by Kezia Balzer. Six minutes later, Sofia Beltrame snuck behind the Blazer defenders and equalized for the Pilots by sliding a shot past fifth-year goalkeeper Tegan Willick.

Finding a go-ahead goal early in the match proved challenging for the nervous Blazers. Providence goalkeeper Morgan Andries did all she could prevent a CMU lead. WIth the score 1-1, Andries stopped Naomi Klassen point-blank and then after Tiegan Kroeker stumbled on the ball inches from the goal line with Andries out of position, the Pilot's backstop denied Plett from close-range to keep the teams even.

The Blazers finally took the lead off Klassen's goal in the 12th minute, when the fourth-year defender pounded Plett's corner-kick past Andries. After Plett and Marijka Yaschyshyn scored, to make it 4-1 and Providence's Makayla Myer cut the lead to two, the MCAC's leading goalscorer in futsal from 2018 recorded her hat-trick goal on the final kick of the first half, banging a left-footer past Andries as the buzzer sounded for her 14th tally of the 2019 season.

The tired legs of the Pilots became evident when the teams returned to the court for the final 25 minutes of play as the home team outscored their opponents 7-1 in the second half with goals coming from Plett (3), Yaschyshyn (2), Melissa Gilbert and Tiegan Kroeker. Willick picked up the win in goal for the Blazers who improved their record to 5-0-2 on the season to move the defending Champions level on points with USB, though Les Rouges have one game in hand on CMU.

The Blazers return to action in the 2019 Copa de la Paz on February 16th when the host the Brandon Bobcats and ACC Cougars in CMU's final two home matches of the MCAC season.

 

 

 

 

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