Concordia hosted the second annual Concordia Challenge this weekend, allowing both the men’s and women’s soccer teams to test the 2005 editions of their teams.
While neither team won a game, there doesn’t appear to be any concern, especially on the women’s side where they have yet to field their full starting lineup.
“It’s a very competitive team,” said women’s soccer head coach Jorge Sanchez after his team’s 2-1 loss to Middlebury College from Vermont. “Unfortunately, due to injuries and other obligations we have yet to see our entire lineup. There are a lot of positives, but there are still some things we have to work out.”
The team lost some key defensive players but have a core group returning this season, including Melanie Poirier, their leading scorer from the last two seasons and goalkeeper Diane Ouimet.
The team also hopes to have prodictive seasons from second-year players Tania Pascuzzo and Julie Pawlusiak and co-captain Skye Moseley.
There are also three first year players who are expected to make an impact. Defender Rachel Steben, a three-year player with the Ottawa Fury, and forward/midfielder St