The Huskies women’s soccer team continues their impressive run after winning both of their home matches past weekend.
The squad defeated the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 2-0 on Oct. 28 and the University of Calgary Dinos 4-1 on Oct. 29. The Huskies are now 5-0-2 on the season.
Saturday’s match against the Pronghorns was a close affair with neither team able to break through in the opening half. It wasn’t until the 80th minute that the Huskies found the net and gained the advantage. Leanne Mylymok’s header off of Erica Parenteau’s corner kick secured the win for the home team and Janelle Zapski added another goal in added time.
The keepers performed well for both teams. Pronghorns’ keeper Myriah Marino recorded seven saves and Cara Santaga recorded her third clean sheet for the Huskies. The Dogs dominated possession of the ball throughout the match, outshooting the Pronghorns 18-4.
Another second-half scoring push helped the Huskies past the Calgary Dinos on Sunday. The Huskies opened scoring in the fourth minute when midfielder Daniela Fuenzalida lobbed the ball into the top left-hand corner of the net out of the reach of Dinos’ keeper Lauren Good. The visiting team tied the match later on in the half when Ann Stranges shot got past Santaga.
The Dinos had their first chance to grab the lead in the second half but the ball sailed just wide of the net. The Huskies also saw an opportunity denied when Zapski was alone in front of the net but Marino was able to make the save.
The Dogs capitalized on their next opportunity when Kelly Cerkowniak knocked the ball into the net during a scramble in the box.
Jenna Newton added another goal to extend the Huskies’ lead to 3-1 off of a header set up by Gillian Pinder’s corner kick. Zapski capped off the scoring for the home team with a shot into the top right-hand corner giving the Huskies a decisive 4-1 finish.
Santaga made four saves during the match while Good stopped five. The Huskies outshot their opponents 15-10.
The win pushed the Huskies ahead of the Dinos in the Canada West rankings. The Dogs now sit in second while the Dinos have slipped to third spot.
The Huskies travel to Alberta to take on the Mount Royal Cougars on Oct. 5 and the Alberta Pandas on Oct. 6.
Photo: Katherine Federoff