By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – The University of Windsor women’s soccer Lancers evened their record at 3 and 3 as they put the smack-down on Guelph, on Saturday, by a score of 3-1.
The visiting Gryphons opened the scoring at the 20 minute mark on a strike by Courtney Whiteside. The Lancers didn’t waste any time getting back into the game when Belle River midfielder Giulia Barile levelled the teams two minutes later, scoring from a free kick 25 yards out. It was Barile’s first goal in her rookie season with Windsor.
The Lancers then started to take the game to Guelph, who were back on their heels for much of the remaining time. Before the end of the first half, Windsor went ahead to stay with a goal in the 31st minute. Jacklyn Faraci, a second year Human Kinetics student from LaSalle, netted her first goal of the year as she moved up from her midfield position.
Windsor continued to dominate during the second half and eliminated all hope for Guelph with a third goal. Tecumseh’s Brianne “Bella” Riccardi, a 3rd year English student, scored her second goal this year, with a shot from just inside the 18 yard box.
Honourable mention must be made of Windsor’s Corinne Robinson. The Dundas native was solid on defence and spear-headed the offence as she controlled the left midfield. Robinson had an on-going battle with Guelph’s Breanna Hall for much of the second half, and helped to secure a win for the Lancers.
Windsor’s next game is on Saturday, September 27, when they will host McMaster. The Lancers currently trail the Hamilton university by three points, but hold a game in hand.Game time is 6:00 pm.
Other soccer scores
Windsor Lancers men’s soccer tied their Guelph counterparts 0 – 0 in a game Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
The Windsor Stars of the Canadian Soccer League defeated St Catharines Roma Wolves by a score of 2 – 0. The win puts Windsor into 6th place in the First Division, one point behind SC Waterloo.