Women’s AAA soccer earn a convincing 7-0 win in first game of Sunday doubleheader
By Beatrice Broderick-Auger
On Sept. 12 at the Soccerplex Catalogna, Dawson’s AAA Women’s Soccer team decimated the Edouard Montpetit Lynx 7-0.
This was the first home game of the season for the Blues, as well as the first game in Sunday’s soccer doubleheader, and they did not disappoint their fans.
Dawson opened the scoring relatively early with a nice shot from Alexandria Hoyte around the 20th minute. The Blues didn’t take long to capitalize on the weak defense they faced as they scored again in the 35th minute with the goal coming from Jeannie Coia.
Dawson wasn’t done there as just a couple of minutes following Coia’s goal, Valerie Dalle-Vedove took a long shot toward the Lynx goal and scored making it 3-0. Melissa St-Onge scored the last goal of the first half for the Blues off a nice pass by her teammate streaking down the field.
Edouard Montpetit tried to mount a counter-attack but were continuously stopped by the Blues powerful defense. Dawson had a commanding 4 -0 lead after the first half.
The second half saw the Lynx change goalkeepers, but that didn’t stop the Blues offense. The first goal of the half was scored by Lucarell, finishing off the Lynx putting the game completely out of reach at 5-0.
Again the Lynx tried everything to get through the Dawson defense but saw no results as Alexandra Le Breton-Lato, Dawson’s goaltender recorded her first clean sheet of the season.
The Blues sealed their first win of the season with another two goals hammering the Longueil College.
After the game Le Breton-Lato said “We played as a team and it definitely showed on the scoreboard.”
The whole team felt that the communication amongst players throughout the entire game was constant and effective. Shauna Zilversmith, who assisted in the third goal, confirmed this feeling. “We were more organized than [Edouard Montpetit],” said Zilversmith, “The girls have been practicing hard and they feel like a dominant team this season, they are hopeful to go to finals.”
The next time the AAA Women play will be against François-Xavier Garneau in Québec City on Sept. 17.