Women’s Soccer: Un-Hive-ly

Stingers Women’s Soccer Team Drops Season Opener Against Martlets 4-0

  • It was a tough outing for Concordia’s women’s soccer team as they fell to rival McGill University 4-0 this past Friday night at Concordia Stadium. Photo Evgenia Choros

  • It was a tough outing for Concordia’s women’s soccer team as they fell to rival McGill University 4-0 this past Friday night at Concordia Stadium. Photo Evgenia Choros

  • It was a tough outing for Concordia’s women’s soccer team as they fell to rival McGill University 4-0 this past Friday night at Concordia Stadium. Photo Evgenia Choros

It was a tough outing for Concordia’s women’s soccer team as they fell to rival McGill University 4-0 this past Friday night at Concordia Stadium. The Martlets were lead by Audrey-Ann Coughlan, who scored twice for the visitors. Daphnee Morency-Roussin and Rebecca Green also found the back of the net as McGill cruised to a season opening victory.

Concordia, who was coming off a successful preseason that saw them defeat Acadia University and two American teams, Middlebury and Plattsburgh, fell victim to their own errors according to manager Jorge Sanchez.

“We made mistakes far from our net and it just broke down and we didn’t have an answer.” said Sanchez.

Both Concordia and McGill had chances to score at the beginning of the first half, but it was McGill who scored first in the 25th minute. Coughlan pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area and put it past the goalkeeper to give her team a 1-0 lead.

After halftime, the sophomore forward from Longueuil, QC would strike again. She doubled her team’s lead with her second goal of the night with another goal in the 56th minute.

Trailing by two goals, Concordia seemed a little discouraged with the tall task that faced them. The Stingers’ job became much more difficult as Daphnee Morency-Roussin scored McGill’s third goal in the 60th minute of the game.

Martlets’ team captain Rebecca Green would score her team’s fourth and final goal to seal the game in the 71st minute, reversing the men’s score line between Concordia and McGill in the game earlier.

Despite the loss, there were some positives to take away for the Stingers. One of those positives was Kaitlyn Fournier, deservingly wearing the number ten shirt.

Any attacking prowess by the Stingers came through the Pincourt, QC native. Her vision, dynamic passing, and pace behind the ball will be a critical part of Concordia’s success this year.

“She’s been a high performer everywhere she’s played, but one player can’t do it all. We have other quality players and we can’t keep deferring to her. She should be helping the team, not carrying it,” Sanchez said about his star player.

“We have to be a lot more aggressive on and off the ball,” Fournier replied. “We need a lot more movement and we have to play quicker when we have the ball at our feet.”

As the focus now shifts towards a Sunday afternoon clash against the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes, Sanchez has a simple goal for his players to attain.

“Three points.”

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