Lancers women’s team swept in two OUA games on the road in weekend action
McMaster 2 | Lancers men 1
Lancers men 3 | Brock 0
The Lancer Men’s Soccer team split the weekend in OUA action on the road.
Saturday at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ont. the Lancers lost 2-1 to McMaster due to a lackluster first half that saw the Marauders score both its goals.
Lancers head coach Steve Hart shuffled some players around for the second half, which lead to a goal from Christian Mayorga and a more effective defence. The move proved to help shut the Marauders down, albeit a bit too late in the game.
“We played amazing in the second half,” Hart said. “We only played poor in one half the entire weekend, and that was the first half of (Saturday’s) game.”
McMaster’s Paterson Farrel scored in the 12th minute and then again just before half time. The Marauders led in shots on goal 6-4.
Sunday saw the Lancers dominated the Brock team and eventually win 3-0 despite a frustrating scoreless first half.
Netting singles were forward Mike Pio and midfielders Massimo Megna and David Salinitri.
“We totally dominated the game,” Hart said. “It was just a case of waiting for the time to score our goals. It was very frustrating in the first half. We had lots of chances but we didn’t put the ball into the back of the net until the second half. Once we got one the confidence started to flow and it was all okay after that.”
The Lancers Men’s Soccer team is 2-2 on the season heading into a two-game OUA West homestand against Waterloo (0-3) Saturday and Laurier (2-1) Sunday. Both games are at Alumni field at 3:15 p.m.
McMaster 3 | Lancers women 1
Brock 1 | Lancers women 0
The Lancers Women’s Soccer team lost both of its games on the weekend, losing 3-1 to McMaster Saturday and 1-0 at Brock Sunday.
Fourth-year forward Bella Riccardi tied the game in the ninth minute, responding to a sixth minute goal from McMaster’s Emma Mangialardi.
“It was little rough,” head coach Angelo Virardi said. “We were outplayed a little bit. We had a couple of good chances but just couldn’t finish on those opportunities and we got down early and just couldn’t come back.”
Sunday’s loss at Brock University saw better play from the University of Windsor, with the first half of the game a back and fourth affair that resulted in no scoring.
It was a few minor mistakes in the second-half that cost them the game, when Brock’s Caralin Kalata scored the game’s lone goal at the 78 minute mark.
“The second half we dominated for about 35 minutes or so,” Verardi said.
“We made a couple of mistakes. They came back and scored on them. It was a lack of focus for probably about a minute and they were able to capitalize on that.”
The Lancers Women’s Soccer team will seek its first victory of the season this weekend when they host the Waterloo Warriors (0-4) Saturday and OUA West division-leading Laurier Golden Hawks (3-1) Sunday afternoon. Both of the games are at the St. Denis Centre Alumni field at 1 p.m.