May 20th, 2024

Horns women’s soccer ends season with win

By Lethbridge Herald on October 26, 2021.

Herald photo by Alejandra Pulido-Guzman. Mount Royal University Cougars Isabella Chirico battles University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Grace Taylor, for the ball during the first half of the game on Saturday at the University of Lethbridge stadium in this 2021 file photo.

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team ended their Canada West season on a winning note.
The Horns edged the Mount Royal Cougars 2-1 in season-ending play Sunday afternoon at the University of Lethbridge Stadium.
That capped off a 1-0-1 weekend after the Pronghorns dueled the Cougars to a 2-2 tie Saturday afternoon to finish 2-9-1 this season.
On the men’s side, the Horns honoured head coach Randy Bardock’s 30 years as head coach following a 2-0 loss to the Cougars.
In the women’s game Sunday, the teams battled through a mostly-scoreless game before an Ellie Kabayama free kick was headed by two Cougars players before finding the back of the net.
The Pronghorns doubled their lead in the 82nd minute on a 37-yard strike from rookie midfielder Drew Dortman for a 2-0 lead.
The Cougars cut the lead to one in the 86th minute on a goal from Janai Martens.
Mount Royal outshot Lethbridge 7-6 as Horns goaltender Erin Gill made six saves.
On Saturday, the Pronghorns got a pair of late goals from Lucy Mundy in the 79th and 86th minutes to erase a 2-0 deficit and secure the tie.
In the 79th minute the Pronghorns were awarded a penalty kick following a Cougar handball in the box as Mundy cashed in on the opportunity, picking the top right corner for her third goal of the season to make it 2-1.
Mundy pulled the Pronghorns on a free kick even seven minutes later following a Cougars tackle just outside the 30-yard line.
The Cougars outshot the Pronghorns 9-7. Gill turned aside seven shots.
Following the game the Pronghorns honoured their graduating seniors Colette Mofakham, Gill and Ellie Kabayama.
On the men’s side, late goals in the 87th and 90th minutes handed the Cougars a 2-0 win as the Horns finish the season at 0-8-2.
After a second yellow card to Pronghorns David Musk, the hosts were forced to play the final five minutes down a man as Cougars David Schaefer’s strike off a free kick beat Pronghorns goaltender Nolan French to the top right corner.
The Cougars were awarded a penalty kick in injury time as Mohamed El Gandour sealed the win and also earned Mount Royal the top spot in the Prairie Division heading into playoffs.
Mount Royal outshot Lethbridge 5-2.
In addition to paying tribute to Bardock’s 30 years as coach, the Horns honoured graduating players French and Jitse Van den Hadelkamp.

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