Host Holland College falls out of the medal hunt with loss to Humber College
© Guardian Photo By Jason Malloy
Humber College’s Sonia Rocha slides to clear a ball as Holland College’s Lindsay Shupe gives chase during the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association women’s soccer championship Thursday in Cornwall.
CORNWALL — The Holland College Hurricanes will be playing for pride Saturday morning.
The host Hurricanes lost 3-0 Thursday to the Humber College Hawks, eliminating them from medal contention.
“It’s discouraging,” said midfielder Patty Trainor, who was named the Hurricanes player of the game.
“We had a great season. The last couple of losses are pretty hard on our team. We have given everything every game and we obviously want to win more than anything, so the losses are hard but they’re great teams.”
Ashley Orsorio opened the scoring in the 40th minute after a tightly contested first half. Justine Robb added an insurance marker 20 minutes into the second half and Jayde Wilkland-Roach rounded out the scoring with five minutes left.
Holland College was outshot 12-4
Defender Alora Tia Macey Walcott said it was important for the Hawks to bounce back after losing 3-1 Wednesday to Concordia.
“We didn’t want to leave here empty handed,” she said.
“I don’t know what was happening (Wednesday) but things weren’t going the way we wanted them to go. Now we feel amazing.”
The fourth-seeded Hawks will face top-seed Francois-Xavier Élans today at 3 p.m. with a spot in the bronze-medal game on the line.
The Hurricanes will play the Atlantic conference champions, Mount Saint Vincent, for seventh place on Saturday.
“We have to put the last couple of games behind us and win Saturday morning,” said Trainor.
She said it is important to finish the year with a win and beat the Mystics, particularly after losing the conference championship to them in Halifax.
“We feel like we got robbed the last game,” the midfielder from Charlottetown said. “(We want to) prove we are the better team in our conference.”
TRU WolfPack 1,
Mount Saint Vincent Mystics 0
Abbey MacAulay scored in the 58th minute and Emily Edmundson stopped all three shots she faced for the shutout as the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack kept their medal hopes alive.
The third-seeded Kamloops, B.C., school will play the North Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks, the tournament’s second seed, today at noon.
The winner plays for bronze Saturday at 2 p.m.