Some teams won big while others turned around rough starts to 2019, but all had performances of note.
Manitoba came away from the weekend with a pair of wins, locking down third in the division in the process.
With thunderclouds rumbling outside, the U of M Bisons women’s soccer team headed inside to the Winnipeg Soccer Federation South Complex for a pair of games against a pair of basement-dwelling Pacific Coast opponents this weekend.
Often when U Sports programs try to recruit players they offer them scholarships, playing time or even rely on the name recognition and pedigree of a particular team to draw in talent. For U of M Bisons women’s soccer rookie Stefanie Young, what got the ball rolling was a friend.
After a split series to open the season, the U of M Bisons women’s soccer team headed to British Columbia looking to pick up some valuable points in the standings. Instead, after a pair of losses, the herd came home empty handed.
Manitoba finished 12th for saves in Canada West with 53, showing that strong defensive play also had a big impact. But although the old adage says “defence wins championships,” the objective of the game is still to outscore your opponent. Thankfully for the herd, it has just the pieces required to take the club to the next level.
Under the lights on a pair of cool September nights the U of M Bisons women’s soccer team kicked off the 2019 Canada West soccer season with a split against a pair of Saskatchewan-based opponents.
They are human beings, prone to emotional outburst and poor judgement, but they are also public figures and role models.
Amanda Wong loves the game of soccer and has been playing since she was four years old. Her love for the game runs deep and even two ACL tears on the same leg could not stop her from playing.
For Dylan Carreiro, being drafted by Winnipeg’s Valour FC is a dream come true.