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Pilots Flight Report: Women's Basketball MCAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Monday, February 11, 2019

WBB FLIGHT (1)

Pilots Flight Report: Women's Basketball MCAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Pilots entered the MCAC championships ranked number 2 with a 12-2 record on the NIAC season and a 3-1 record among MCAC schools. The Pilots faced a prepared Red River squad who challenged the Pilots right until the end, but resulting in a Providence victory and trip to the final. The final was a beautiful collision of two similar teams resulting in a back and forth game which came down to the final minute.

Game #1
GAME: Providence Pilots (12-2) vs Red River Rebels (5-9)
SCORE: W 61-53
DATE: February 8, 2019
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB (CMU)

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Hannah Van Schie 12 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST (Player of the game)
Alison Zajac 8 PTS, 10 REB, 1 AST, 4 STL

Game #2
GAME: Providence Pilots (12-2) vs CMU Blazers (13-1)
SCORE: L 54-51
DATE: February 9, 2019
LOCATION: Winnipeg, MB (CMU)

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Hannah Van Schie 14 PTS, 11 REB, 3 STL
Taylor Goodbrandson 12 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 3 STL

FROM THE COACH:
All we can do is learn from our mistakes and try to move forward. You do your best to prepare and train for the game at hand. In our case, we were challenged with preparing for Red River during the week and had just one night to focus on CMU. I think we did a pretty good job at executing our game plan, and for that I am proud of my team. In the end you do your best with what is under your control, and you hope that what is out of your control ends in your favor. Saturday afternoon was an example of things out of our control, not going our way. We have a long road ahead, in hopes of reaching CMU once again in a conference final.

PLAYER’S VIEW:
“We started the weekend with a huge win against Red River. It felt great to beat a team that has been so dominant over the past few years. Although we were excited to make a championship appearance, everyone was well aware that the game against CMU would be one of our toughest games yet. Both teams played hard which showed in an almost identical stats sheet. Late game awareness and toughness is what ultimately led to our downfall. We hope to learn from our mistakes and bounce back with a strong NIAC tournament showing.” (Hannah Van Schie, 2nd year forward)
NEXT UP: NIAC Championships
DATE:  TBD
LOCATION:TBD 

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Author - Tory Walker

Tory Walker

Coordinator of Athletics Information

Tory serves as the Coordinator of Athletics Information and the Head Coach for Women's Soccer.