The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

Women’s soccer hammers Pronghorns

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The women’s soccer team outscored Lethbridge 8-0 on the weekend to win both games.

Sweeping the visiting University of Lethbridge Pronghorns with wins of 3–0 and 5–0, the Huskies women’s soccer team had a huge weekend picking up six crucial points.

On Oct. 3, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies were absolutely dominant as they outshot Lethbridge 23–1 and controlled the play the entire game. Midfielder Kelly Cerkowniak opened the scoring in the first minute of the game and then added another in the 29th minute to expand the Dogs’ lead to 2–0. Defender Erica Parenteau put the icing on the cake as she buried home a penalty kick in the 65th minute to give the Huskies a 3–0 victory.

The two teams then took a day off before renewing hostilities on Oct. 5 where it was much of the same for the homeside.

In the second contest the green and white would put 17 shots on goal compared to the Pronghorns’ mere two. Keeper Cara Santaga posted a clean sheet on both matches of the weekend.

Cerkowniak would start the party again for the Huskies, this time in the sixth minute as she slipped one past the hapless Lethbridge keeper. Then in the 19th minute Erica Hindmarsh would score her first of two on the afternoon to widen the gap to two. Two minutes later, Jenelle Zapski scored on a quick shot that found the bottom left corner. Zapski would bury it again in the 45th minute to give the Dogs a 4–0 advantage at halftime. Those two markers would give her 10 on the season — leading the Canada West.

Hindmarsh would add another goal in the 65th to give her 19 points on the season, second to only Zapski in the Canada West scoring race.

With the wins, Saskatchewan runs its record to 5–2–3 which puts them in third place in the competitive Prairie Division. The squad will now have a bit of rest with the bye week coming up next on their schedule.

Photo: Serena Liu

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