womens soccer

Gee-Gees soccer is stronger than it’s ever been, and here’s why Photo courtesy of Jen Elliott The Gee-Gees women’s soccer team is perched atop the nation in an elite class of perennial contenders. This season, the team will attempt to improve upon its success in recent years by making a push to finally bringing back a national …

“I think it affected me a lot more on a personal level than it did the rest of the team,” she said. “Since I’ve been around for five years and every year we haven’t lost until now, and it being my last year playing against them, it was disappointing to have experienced that.”

The women’s squad is one of eight undefeated teams in the country. As impressive as this is, the team has yet to play at its full potential on the field because Steve Johnson has been “taking his foot off the pedal” and will be in upcoming games.

MEET CENTRE-MIDFIELDER Julia Francki, a third-year communications student, and forward Lili Wong, a fourth-year human kinetics student; both play for the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s varsity soccer team. These two dynamic women have a great friendship on and off the pitch that began due in part to their love of soccer.

Keep up with the Gee-Gees during the Sept. 21 to 23 weekend with the Fulcrum’s Highlight Reel. This week we have two women’s soccer games, a men’s football game and a women’s rugby game.

After performing in an undefeated season and staying on top of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) rankings for over half of it, the Gee-Gees were the team to beat during the 2012 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff tournament on Nov. 3 and 4.

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