by Richard Riosa
The Lance – Sports Editor
The Lancer women’s soccer team has bounced back brilliantly from last week’s heartbreaking last-minute loss to Laurier by taking seven points from a possible nine.
The Lancers won an even-fought 1-0 game in Waterloo against the Warriors Oct. 8, before coming home to defeat Brock 5-1 at Alumni Field Oct. 11 and draw McMaster in a scoreless contest the following afternoon. Windsor is now 8-5-1 and sitting fourth in the OUA West going into the last two games of the season.
Lancers forward Guilia Barile scored the team’s only goal against Waterloo in the 14th minute. Head coach Steve Hart said the long-ranged effort helped the team to settle down and put in a solid defensive performance.
“We had pressure and they had pressure,” said Hart. “It was backward and forward – A very evenly fought game.”
The Lancers held on for the deserved 1-0 win and Hart said he was aiming for six points from the weekend’s two games.
The squad was halfway to that target after defeating Brock 5-1, led by a Jaclyn Faraci hat-trick.
Hart said he was impressed with the women’s performance and felt the score line was completely justified.
“They dominated the whole time,” said Hart. “The girls played very well.”
The team couldn’t replicate that performance in the game against McMaster, but were able to show off their improved defence by keeping the clean sheet.
The Lancers finish the season on the road to York Oct. 18 and then Guelph Oct. 19.