Bison soccer wins late in Lethbridge, crushed in Calgary

Manitoba takes three points out of Alberta road trip

Regina Cougar player Taeganne Galger #8 goes down after a race for the ball with Bisons #18 Camillie Plett. By Miguel Yetman

Test

This weekend the Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer team was on the road against the Lethbridge Pronghorns and the Calgary Dinos. The women won 2-1 on Saturday against the Pronghorns but lost on Sunday to the Dinos by a score of 3-0.

The Bisons are now 2-3-1 and sit fourth in the Prarie division with seven points.

 

Saturday

After 210 minutes of play without finding the back of the net , the Bisons scored 20 minutes into their opening match of the weekend against the Pronghorns. Superstar forward Selina Speranza got onto the end of a Sara Schur throughball and put the Bisons in front.

Lethbridge answered shortly after the halftime break with a goal from Nikki Furukawa off a volley into the left corner. The teams remained deadlocked until Amanda Wong found Speranza, who slotted home to the far left corner in injury time.

Speranza now has five goals in six games, placing her third in the Canada West. Wong – her set up midfielder – has four assists, placing her fourth in the Canada West in that category.

Maddie Wilford made five saves in the victory, picking up her second win of the year.

 

Sunday

The game against the Dinos was a different story. The two teams were scoreless until halftime when Calgary’s offence woke up and exploded for three goals. The first goal came four minutes after the break when Jordan Smith  scored from ten yards out.

Seventeen minutes later, Smith scored her brace and add to the Dinos’ lead with a shot off a deflection. Shortly thereafter, the Dinos finished the Bisons off when Amanda Pak scored her first goal of the season when she put a shot in the top left corner,  far out of the reach of Wilford.

The powerful Dinos were too much too handle for the herd on the day, outshooting Manitoba 14-1 and earning 11 corners, while the Bisons never managed any.

 

The Bisons return home this weekend to play the Mount Royal Cougars and the Grant MacEwan Griffins. The first game kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.