Monday, September 27, 2021
Providence Soccer at Universite de Saint-Boniface
Results: WSOC L 0-4, MSOC W 4-0
MCAC Record: WSOC 2-2-0, MSOC 4-0-0
Saturday marked the first match between Les Rouges and the Pilots, the only team the Pilots had not yet faced. The women entered with a 2-1 record, good enough for 2nd place in the MCAC. Les Rouges got off to a quick start netting 3 goals before the half and adding a 4th after the break. The Pilots couldn’t gain control and were unable to put one past the keeper, resulting in a 0-4 shutout. The men’s team entered action with a league best 3-0 record and looking to defend it against USB. It seemed like everything went the way of the Pilots as they pressured Les Rouges, scoring 4 goals. “We were clinical in our scoring, and overall, we played for the most part how we wanted to, except for a couple of defensive miscues at the beginning of the game. It was a solid win for us against USB. Lukas was great in net, and Abraham was quality for us in netting 2 key goals", stated coach Passi on Saturday's win.
Providence Soccer vs Brandon University
Results: WSOC W 1-0, MSOC L 0-1
MCAC Record: WSOC 3-2-0, MSOC 4-1-0
The Pilots were back on their home grass in Otterburne on Sunday, facing off with the Brandon Bobcats. The women’s match could be summed up with two names, Amalia Major and Paige Heide. Amalia backstopped the team with a shutout on 15 saves, while Paige netted the games only goal at roughly the 85-minute mark. The game was a team effort and couldn’t have been executed to success without the full Pilots squad. Tory Walker was “really happy with our team’s ability to bounce back and play a great game on Sunday. For us, the win vs BU gives the team confidence that we can compete with any team in the MCAC. It was a learning weekend for us. Our biggest hurdle is trying to find a way to win on the road.” Heide added “It was great to see our team rebound with a solid effort on Sunday following a disappointing loss the day earlier. As a team we rose to the challenge of playing the top seeded Bobcats and hopefully we use this as a steppingstone for the rest of our season.” The men’s match followed with a similar low scoring result, but not in favor of the Pilots. The weekend was a tale of contrasting stories. Coach Passi added, “on Saturday, everything went our way, and on Sunday we came out flat and to be honest, we deserved to lose.” The Bobcats scored a second half goal, which would be the only goal of the match. This loss ends the Pilots undefeated streak.
Both Pilots squads will look ahead to next weekend when they travel back to Brandon to face the Assiniboine Community College Cougars in a rematch of what was a very lopsided game 1, in the Pilots favor. The Pilots will then host Les Rouges in hopes of establishing themselves as league favorites, before the midway point of the season.