Windsor Soccer Splits With McMaster

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Paiten Stephens corrals the ball during an OUA soccer match in Windsor. Despite her goal against McMaster, the Lancers dropped their 3rd in a row and have fallen to 4-7.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – With five games remaining in the season, the Lancers women’s soccer club had fallen to 4-7 in the OUA West after succumbing to McMaster, at home, 2-1. Their third loss in a row puts them tied with the Marauders for the final playoff spot.

All the scoring took place in the 2nd half when McMaster found the back of the net 30 seconds in from the kick-off. The goal was matched by Paiten Stephens when she headed the ball home on a Becca Fuerth free kick, in the 73rd minute.

However, the Lancers found themselves down a goal when the visitors again pulled ahead with a shot from inside the 18.

Later, the No. 5 nationally ranked men met with the Marauders and eked out a 2-1 victory led by Leighton Speechley-Price.

The OUA’s leading scorer, Speechley-Price, opened the festivities with a rocket shot in the 8th minute and staking the Lancers to a 1-nil halftime lead.

The Windsor Stars standout Noah Pio helped to put the Lancers up by 2 when he drew the McMaster defenders to him before slotting the ball to Speechley-Price, who hit the open net for his 10th goal of the season.

Windsor, however, allowed the Marauders back into the game with a goal in the 58th minute. That set up a wild finish to the game as four cautions and an ejection were fit into the final 8 minutes before full time.

The win kept Windsor on the top of the OUA West with 28 points.

Both Lancers sides will play at home on October 9 when the Guelph Gryphons arrive in town on Thanksgiving weekend. The men will play first at 6:00 pm followed by the women at 8:15 pm.

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Ian Shalapata

Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States.
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