WSOC | Kodiaks fall in semis

WSOC | Kodiaks fall in semis

Written with files from SAIT Trojans Sports Information.

Oct. 27, 2018 - The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women's soccer team's fairytale season came to a halt on Saturday morning.

While they held in as long as they could against nationally third ranked SAIT, the Trojan's offensive firepower proved to be too much in a 3-0 victory. 

The hosts applied consistant pressure all game and finally broke through late in the first half, then scored twice more in the second half to secure the victory. 

The win also secures the Trojans a spot at the 2018 CCAA National Women's Soccer Tournament in British Columbia.

Despite controlling the early part of the game, the Trojans could not find a way to beat Kodiaks keeper Brittany Klein. 

SAIT finally broke the scoreless tie when Rachelle LaBranche scored in the 38th minute to send the teams into the half with the Trojans leading 1-0.

The Trojans added two more in the second half - one off a penalty kick by Mataya Blakney, and another from Deanna Kuan off a mishandled ball.

Blakney was named the Trojan's Player of the Game, while Jasmin Salmon earned the honours for Lethbridge. 

The Kodiaks will now play the loser of Concordia/NAIT in the bronze medal game on Sunday, with kick-off set for 9:30 a.m. from SAIT's Cohos Commons Field.