Women’s Soccer: Not Enough
Unlucky Stingers Come Up Short in Erica Cadieux Memorial Game
It was another gloomy night for the Concordia Stingers women’s soccer team as they were beaten 2-1 by the Sherbrooke Vert et Or this past Friday night in the annual Erica Cadieux memorial game at Concordia Stadium. The Stingers now have a record of 1-3-1 five games into their season.
Cadieux, a former Stinger women’s soccer player from 1992 to 1994, was killed in 2006 after she was struck by a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel of her SUV. The game serves as a memorial for the fallen Stinger player, but also an opportunity for fans to provide books and toys to patients at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
Prior to kick-off, Stingers head coach Jorge Sanchez stated that keeping a calm approach and a strong defensive line was important, and they did just that throughout the early stages of the match, as the Stingers’ defence did their best to stop a strong Sherbrooke attack.
Concordia also picked up the pace by creating several chances and came close on two occasions in the first half, including an attempt from Kaitlyn Fournier that went off the post. It seemed as if a goal would come for the Stingers despite their missed chances, but it was Sherbrooke who opened the scoring with 14 minutes left to go in the first half.
Despite being a goal down in the second half, the Stingers eventually found an equalizer 10 minutes in. Stingers forward Laura Lamontagne found the back of the net after connecting on a corner kick with a header.
As the match progressed, Concordia’s defence seemed like it would hold shape long enough to earn a draw, though Sherbrooke would say otherwise, pouncing on a mistake and taking the lead for good with 17 minutes left in the half.
Despite the loss, Sanchez, took in several positives after the game. He also mentioned that he was proud of his team’s play throughout the match.
“We made them adjust,” said Sanchez. “All we can do now is focus on the next game.”
The Concordia Stingers next game is against the Laval Rouge et Or on Sunday, Sept. 27th in Quebec City.