Women's Soccer News

Ravens run over Excalibur

Written by Mike Beasley

The Carleton Ravens put on an offensive clinic at Ravens Field on Saturday afternoon with a convincing 8-0 shutout over the visiting Trent Excalibur.

It was all offence for the entire game as Carleton ran all over the Trent Excalibur.

Both teams played without a back-up goalkeeper and it ended up affecting one way more than the other.

The Ravens took full advantage of the situation when Trent starter Emily Webb left the game in the first half with an injury.

As a result, the Excalibur was forced to alternate a pair of defenders between the pipes the rest of the game.

Samantha Nealon (Ottawa, ON) and Andrea Way (Navan, ON) led the Ravens with three goals apiece. Emma Landry (Ottawa, ON) and Megan Sequeira (Calgary, AB) had the other Carleton markers.

“Our game plan was to shoot a lot on Trent, we wanted to create scoring opportunities,” said Alex McNutt, Ravens head coach.

“I was happy with the way the team kept pushing on offense even when we were up by a couple.”

Carleton led 3-0 at the halfway mark of the game then had their way with Trent for the remainder of the contest kicking home another 5 goals for the 8-0 win.

Nealon and Way, Carleton’s top scorers on the day were happy with their performances against Trent.

“Before the game I thought about scoring a hat trick but never really imagined it would happen,” said Way.

“To actually see it happen is pretty cool.”

As for Nealon, the fourth year Law major was pleasantly surprised with her goal output.

“I usually play midfield but had the chance to move up to striker and took advantage of my opportunities, it was a nice feeling to score that many goals.”

The Ravens improve their record to 4-1-1 and 13 points in the OUA East division.

With the loss, Trent’s record falls to 1-5-0.

Goal Scorers

Carleton: Andrea Way 10th, 43rd, 88th. Emma Landry 22nd. Samantha Nealon 55th, 64th, 75th. Megan Sequeira, 66th.

Goalkeepers

Carleton: Elizabeth MacDougall (W)

Trent: Marieke Bravo, Emily Webb, Jennifer Powless. (L)

The Ravens will play their next two games on the road beginning next Saturday, September 21 at Sudbury when they visit the Laurentian Voyageurs. Game at LU soccer field is scheduled for noon. On Sunday, September 22 Carleton travel to North Bay, Ontario for a noon contest against the Nipissing Lakers.