Written by Mark Bahensky
Photo by Valerie Wutti
KINGSTON, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Queen’s Gaels in Kingston on Saturday afternoon.
“Today, our team played extremely well,” said Ravens Head Coach Dom Oliveri. “Our team has had to deal with a ton of adversity throughout the start of the year, I am proud of how they are fighting through it.”
It was a low scoring match, with the teams heading into halftime tied 0-0. The best chance of the half came minutes before the whistle, when Gaels forward Christie Gray stood over a penalty kick. Gray, however, was unable to convert.
Another opportunity came for the Gaels just 10 minutes after halftime. This time, Gray buried the chance during the run of play, giving her side the 1-0 lead.
The Ravens had a chance to tie it after being awarded a penalty of their own, however it was turned away by the Gaels goalkeeper.
“We have been decimated with injuries so far this season and during the game we lost 3 more players. We couldn’t have asked more from them today,” said Oliveri.
“Tomorrow we need to keep fighting, eventually things will turn in our favour.”
The Ravens will continue their road trip in Kingston on Sunday, September 22nd when they take on the RMC Paladins at 1pm.