Defeated Eight Times Over
Loss to Carabins Is Mirror of Our Season: Coach
The women’s soccer team lost its eighth game this season by dropping a 5-0 decision to the Université de Montréal Carabins on Oct. 22 at Loyola Campus.
“We were playing the game we wanted to play and every time we made a mistake, it cost us. And that [has been] the story of our season,” said Stingers coach Jorge Sanchez.
Stingers Allison Burgess, Natasha Sicondolfo and Catrina Gugliemucci were honoured in a pre-game ceremony, as they would be playing in their final home game for the team.
However, UdeM forward Isabelle Dumais put a damper on Friday’s celebrations, scoring four goals for the Carabins soon after.
Montréal’s offence cut through the Stingers’ defence at will, forcing Concordia goalkeeper Andrea Davidson to make some great stops. One save came at the expense of a breakaway chance for the Carabins’ Marylise Monchalin, but the Stingers’ stalwart could not keep the UdeM players off the scoresheet for long.
Emily Hubbard was one of the Stingers’ few standouts. The Concordia forward put a few quality scoring chances together but was denied by Carabins goalkeeper Sarah Thérien.
Dumais scored the first goal of the game for the Carabins on a delivery from midfielder Emmanuelle Béliveau-Labrecque 20 minutes into the first half. The talented striker then made it 2-0 10 minutes later.
Forward Véronique Laverdière notched a third goal for Montréal with a good rush going through the Stingers’ defence, less than five minutes before the first half was over.
The second half was no different as Dumais added two more goals in the 5-0 rout, and with the clock winding down, the Stingers couldn’t produce any chances to score.
“This game was the mirror of our season,” said Sanchez, who acknowledged that the Carabins will likely participate in the national championships, but emphasized that his team hasn’t yet developed a cohesive style of play.
The Stingers concluded the week with a 2-0 loss to the UQAM Patriotes on Sunday,
and will end their season with games against the McGill Martlets and UQTR Patriotes this weekend.
This article originally appeared in Volume 31, Issue 11, published October 26, 2010.