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Concordia falls to No. 1 Carabins

by Archives September 30, 2008

Heading into Friday evening’s game, the Concordia Stingers women’s soccer team faced a tough test losing 7-0 against the No. 1-ranked Université de Montreal Carabins.
The Carabins had won six straight and had yet to concede their first goal of the season.
For the first 15 minutes of the first half, the Stingers battled hard, with the possession shifting, yet remaining in the Stingers’ defensive zone. Davis and the rest of the defensive corps limited the Carabins to only a couple of shots, handled easily. Third-year defender Johanna van der Veen said, “[The first 15 minutes] we showed we can compete.”
In the 17th minute, Carabins’ Éva Thouvenot-Hébert lobbed a shot from just outside the box that Davis dove for, but it was just out of her fingers’ reach, giving the Université de Montreal a one goal lead.
Shortly after the goal, Concordia tried to regain momentum by getting into the Carabin zone. Midfielder Amanda Kuiper had a free kick in close, but the ball sailed just over the net.
At the 27-minute mark, Thouvenot-Hébert took a shot, which was redirected by Véronique Maranda who tapped it past a sprawling Davis, to double the Carabin lead.
A few moments later, a shot by Stinger Andrea Davidson had some promise as it was redirected in front by Emily Hubbard, who almost put it past the Carabins’ goalkeeper for their first goal all year. Instead the Carabins took a rush downfield, and a pass in front of the net was headed in past Davis by Isabelle Dumais, with the defence not capable of getting to it before it went in.
The second half started with a surprise as the Carabins opted to swap goalkeepers, taking starter Martine Julien out and replacing her with Catherine Cadieux.
The Carabins’ didn’t let up the pressure, scoring in the half’s opening five minutes with Véronique Laverdi

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