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KYLIE KARR: OCTOBER’S LIONHEART SPORTS FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Kylie Karr of Women's Soccer on being selected the CMU Lionheart Sports Female Athlete of the Month for October. The versatile rookie was a big part of the Blazers' playoff push last month, showing off her strong technical abilities when she possessed the ball and her aggressiveness and good timing on the defensive end.

Karr led her team in shots on goal in October playing most matches as an attacking midfielder. Despite not registering a goal during the month, the St. Charles Force product came within a referee's decision of giving CMU a home win over the ACC Cougars, only to have the match's lone goal disallowed.

"Kylie has a really good understanding of the game and picks up any position she is given quickly," said co-head coach Cara Isaak. "she plays bigger than her size and doesn't shy away from any tackle. She is very skilled with the ball at her feet and showed excellent attacking vision this month, playing through-balls into dangerous areas behind the other team's defence. Her fitness was also a big help as she constantly pushed for 90 minutes, battling many little injuries and never asking to be taken out of the game."

Karr and her teammates came up with a big 1-0 win on October 19th in Brandon and by defeating the Bobcats, heaped pressure on their opponents, forcing them to win their final game of the season to qualify for the MCAC playoffs. Karr was tenacious and played a key part in the biggest result of the season for the Blazers.

"Kylie has been one of our most consistent players all season," said Lianna Bestvater, the other half of the head coaching duo. "In that match in particular, she was relentless in winning tackles and used her speed and skill on the ball to create opportunities for us to score, which we eventually did, gaining an essential three points in our late run at playoffs." CMU finished the season with a record of 2-2-6, missing out on the playoffs by a margin of 3 points.

With the outdoor season and playoffs now complete, the gaze of the CMU players turns indoor as training begins shortly for the 2020 MCAC futsal season that kicks off in early January.

 

 

 

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