Women’s Soccer: U SPORTS Rankings Week 6
This week’s USports Top 10 brings no real changes despite the loss on Sunday by UBC to the unranked UVIC Vikes.
The U SPORTS No. 1-ranked UBC Thunderbirds (9-1-0) suffered their first loss of the season, a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Victoria Vikes (6-3-2), ending the T-Birds bid for a perfect campaign more than two-thirds of the way through the year. The ‘Birds and Vikes were fairly even through first half, but it was Victoria that broke through with the lone goal in the opening 45. The goal snapped a six game streak of clean sheets for UBC, the first time anyone had scored on the T-Birds since September 8th.
From Kingston, Ontario, the new number #2 ranked Queens Golden Gales took over the second spot behind UBC, as Coach Dave McDowell’s Queen’s Women’s Soccer kept up their winning ways with a big 5-0 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues Sunday at Varsity Stadium in Toronto. The Gaels went ahead In the first two minutes of the game, and then added a second on a penalty in the twenty-first minute. From there it was academic, ending the game in a 5-0 score for the Gaels.
Not to be outdone, the Number #3 ranked Ottawa U Gee Gees women’s soccer team exploded offensively for wins over Trent and RMC on the weekend. In all, Ottawa outscored their opponents 15-0 in the two road victories.
Against Trent on Saturday, a single goal was the only thing separating the teams in the first half, until an offensive eruption in the second half netted the Gee-Gees eight goals to secure a 9-0 win. The Gee-Gees keeper was awarded a clean sheet in the effort, however she did not face any shots as Trent could not register a single shot on target in the game.
Against RMC on Sunday, the Ottawa logged another dominant performance, earning a 6-0 win at Navy Bay in Kingston.
From Laval, the Number #4 Rouge et Or women’s soccer team had to settle for a 0-0 draw against the Bishop’s Gaiters on Sunday afternoon at the PEPS at Laval University. Although, dominating the second half, Laval was unable to score a goal and gain another victory to add to their total this season thanks in part to the Gators’ goalkeeper Ashley Pitcher of Ottawa, ON, that put on a show and stoned the home side, as they dominated the second half of the match. This is the first draw of the season for Coach David Desloges‘ Number #4 Rouge et Or squad who coming into the contest was a perfect 8-0-0.
Here are this week’s rankings.