The University of Ottawa women’s soccer team is off to a roaring start this year, with 5–1–1 record lifting the Gees to second in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East standings.
Coming off a win and a tie in Kingston against the Royal Military College (RMC) and fifth ranked Queen’s University, the Gee-Gees wanted to keep or move up from their fourth place in the national rankings.
A Carleton and University of Ottawa matchup is always an exciting event to mark your calendars with, and this edition of the epic rivalry promises to be no different.
The Gees have shown a lot of promise early in the season, and should continue to get better as their young core continues to gain experience.
For these Gee-Gees, the transition from high school to university sports was not an easy one, but they were eager to prove themselves and make their mark.
After ripping off nine consecutive wins to start the season, the Gee-Gees have not picked up a victory in their last five games.
The game was even more important for the Gee-Gees as they said goodbye to their star seniors—Cynthia Leblanc, Julia Francki, and Pilar Khoury along with role players Mélissa Pesant, and Elisabeth Wong.
The lack of scoring didn’t mean there were a lack of opportunities, in fact the fast-paced match saw no end in offensive plays for both teams. However, solid defence and great performances from both goalkeepers kept the ball out of the nets.