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Women's college soccer championship tournament re-cap (Day 1, Nov. 5)

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The 2014 CCAA Women’s National Championship hosted by Medicine Hat College (MHC) officially kicked off Wednesday (Nov. 5) with four matches played at the Methanex Bowl.

The first match-up of the tournament saw the top-seeded Ooks from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) challenge the Mount Saint Vincent (MSVU) Mystics from Halifax, Nova Scotia. MSVU was able to compete with the Ooks in the first half, but in the second half NAIT came on strong and was able to work the ball around MSVU and complete the chances they were given. Laura Kautz took credit for goals one and three, while Ana Balbino put NAIT’s second goal on the board. In the end, the Edmonton team proved to be too much for the Mystics, taking the game with a score of 3 -0.
of soccer on display. Ahuntsic was very possession-based with one and two touch passing whereas Seneca was looking for more of a through-ball style game. Maude Leblanc, Kateri Rivard, and Julia Liguori dominated the scoreboard with Rivard claiming two goals and by the final whistle, Ahuntsic’s short game prevailed with a score of 4 – 0.
After two earlier shut-out matches, the Langara College Falcons and CŽgep Garneau ƒlans kept fans guessing in the first 20 minutes of match three as the lead passed back and forth between the two teams. A red card early in the match against Garneau goaltender Myriam Labrecque meant a new keeper for the remainder of the game, but that didn’t stop the ƒlans. After half-time, the Quebec team opened up and took a commanding lead with players Marie-Mychele Metivier and Evelyne Viens scoring three and four goals respectively. Unable to recover, the Falcons lost the match with a final score of 7 – 2.
The day wrapped up with the host team taking on the third-seeded Vancouver Island University (VIC) Mariners. Despite strong performances by local girls Jordyn Bell-Hamm and Kaylie Klaiber, the sixth-seeded Rattlers were down by three to the well-organized Mariners by half-time thanks to goals by Madeline Dawson, Bronte Fitzsimmons and Zoe Grace. Things did not improve for the Rattlers in the
second half and a final goal by Samantha Rodgers saw the BC team take the game with a final score of 4 – 0.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
10:00 a.m.
MSVU Mystics vs Seneca Stingers
12:30 p.m.
Langara Falcons vs Medicine Hat College Rattlers
3:00 p.m.
NAIT Ooks vs Ahuntsic Indiens
5:30 p.m.
Garneau ƒlans vs Vancouver Island University Mariners
Friday, November 7, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Bronze Semi-Final 1
12:30 p.m.
Bronze Semi-Final 2
Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:00 a.m.
7th/8th Match
11:30 p.m.
5th/6th Match
2:00 p.m.
Bronze Medal Match
4:30 p.m.
Gold Medal Match
7:00 p.m.
Medal Presentations & Closing Ceremony
The full competition schedule, news, photos and results can be found on CCAA website, as well as CCAA national rankings and individual stats. Updates are also available on Facebook and Twitter, and all matches will be webcast live.

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