Soccer Cheetahs took the silver medal at the Indoor Soccer playoffs.
Here's how it all happened. First, to get to the finals, Champlain
had to beat Ahuntsic on penalty shots. (Vanier had a bye because the
Cheetahs finished first during the regular season.) It was the final
that everybody was waiting for as the teams were 1-1-1 against each
other. After finishing first in the league, the Vanier girls had high
hopes and they certainly had reason to.
After having various scoring
chances denied by the acrobatic Champlain goalkeeper in the first half,
the Vanier girls started the second half strong. However, Champlain scored
on a corner kick and the momentum completely changed as they cruised to
a 3-0 win.
Coach Borja said, "At first glance, it seemed that it was one of
those situations where you feel like you did not win silver but rather
lost gold. But after the adrenaline wore off, you could only be proud
of this girls. Remember, last year we were considered a AA team and for
the winter they put us in a AAA division. If we did well, it's because
on the field, the girls were committed to doing well".
Some players have ended their college playing careers:
-Lacey Hebert: a tremendous workhorse who would fit into any position
with the same enthusiasm.
-Sanja Milic: a great technician who lives for soccer.
-Francisca Osorio Mendoza: a wonderful person who has achieved
-Cristina DiCaprio: the prolific goal-scorer who proudly will wear
the Vanier shirt for the last time during the All-star weekend.
Speaking of All-stars, Vanier
will send 6 players to the All star game that will take place this Saturday,
April 16th at CEPSUM (Universite de Montreal) starting at 3 PM. Here are
the six Vanier All-Stars from the Women's Soccer team:
Francisca Osorio Mendoza
Cristina Di Caprio
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