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Katerin Delev contests for the ball. Photo: Courtesy of Henry Zhao.

Lefebvre continues to dominate in scoring, team holds top seat in conference

It was yet another great weekend for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team, as they recorded two win on Sept. 8-9  to hold first place in the Ontario University Athletics conference with a record of 5-0-1.

The Gee-Gees started the weekend off quick, registering two goals within the first 10 minutes of play in the first matchup against the Ryerson Rams on Saturday afternoon.

Mikayla Morton opened up the scoring, followed shortly by Emma Lefebvre.

Margot Shore kept the ball out of the net, making a number of athletic plays on the ball and completely stopping all of Ryerson’s opportunities to score.  

Going into halftime, the U of O led 2-0.

Lefebvre continues to be a dominant force for the Gee-Gees offence, putting up her second goal of the game and her eighth of the season. She sits comfortably on top of the list of scorers.

The Gee-Gees were able to hold the points there, winning the game 3-0.

In Sunday’s game against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, the Gee-Gees kept control of the ball against a well-prepared defense looking to shut down the U of O’s offensive threats.

The match was well-paced, with the two undefeated teams focusing on keeping possession of the ball.

Again, Shore was tough to get by. The goalkeeper was forced to make diving saves to keep the ball from getting in between the goalposts.

After a corner kick, the Gee-Gees offence was able to find a hole for Lefebvre to send the ball into the mesh to close off the half.

Both teams came out aggressive for the second half of gameplay, and The Varsity Blues got one in on a penalty kick, making it 1-1.

But Katherine Bearne answered quickly, bumping the score to 2-1.

Bearne’s goal would be enough for the U of O to put the game away and end their string of road games with another victory.

The next time the Gee-Gee’s women’s soccer squad will be in action is at home on Sept. 15 and 16, where they’ll face rematches against Laurentian and Nipissing, respectively.

Nipissing so far has been the only opponent the Gee-Gees have not defeated, following a 1-1 tie on Aug. 25.

This time around, the Gee-Gees will have home field advantage, possibly giving them the edge they need to boost their record versus Nipissing to 1-0-1. Grab tickets to the game here.