U SPORTS Communications
WINNIPEG – The Montreal Carabins defeated the Trinity Western Spartans 5-0 at the U SPORTS Women’s Soccer Championship Saturday afternoon at the Subway Soccer South Complex in Winnipeg, Man.
“I think our strategy every game is to start well, and we did start well just like we did on thursday,” said Carabins head coach Kevin McConnell.
Montreal opened the scoring in the 11th minute when forward Catherine Proulx flicked a quick pass to Emmanuelle Alcindor in front of the 18-yard box, who shot the ball past Spartans keeper Christina Oliverio.
Seventeen minutes later, Alcindor scored her second when she made a run to the net weaving through the Spartans defense and Oliverio, making it 2-0 for the Carabins.
“I think (Alcindor) was clear in mind, and she was much closer to her best than she was on Thursday,” said McConnell. “She showed us what she’s capable of.”
The Carabins continued their dominance in the 35th minute, as midfielder Karine Lafontaine took a corner kick and placed the ball in the box where Melissa Proulx finished the play with a header to go up 3-0.
“We were caught being a little bit flat out of the gate. I thought we had a little bit of momentum before it went 1-0. Before you know it, you’re down two and then right before half you could see the third goal killed the game to be honest,” said Spartans head coach, Graham Roxburgh. “I’m not even thinking about the bronze medal game. I feel for my kids – they had a great season.”
Momentum continued for the Carabins in the second half with a quick goal by Romy Longpre in the 47th minute. Shortly after, Catherine Proulx scored the fifth goal of the game for the Carabins in the 55th minute, capping off the 5-0 win.
The Carabins will move on to play Cape Breton for gold on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, while Trinity Western will play Western for bronze at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT.
Players of the Game:
Montreal Emmanuelle Alcindor
Trinity Rachel Sydor