By John Fisher
Break out the cheque book and pay Grandma for the rubdown!
The Dinos women’s soccer squad got “happy go lucky” all over the University of Regina Cougars like a drunk guy at a bar this past weekend with two crushing wins. Knowing Regina smelled going in, the Dinos were hoping to get in and out of there as quickly as possible while still managing to score without injury.
They proved scoring certainly wasn’t the problem as they won 4-0 on Sat., Oct. 9 and then 5-1 on Sun., Oct. 10.
While most of the country was enjoying turkey and stuffing Thanksgiving weekend, our women were enjoying stuffing balls into the net of the last place Cougars in Regina during their doubleheader of destruction. With a total of nine goals for and one against in both games, the Dinos did what every school boy dreams of: Go to a Cougar’s home and score.
Heading into the weekend, Calgary’s total goals scored was only eight and they were tied for fourth place in Canada West with the University of Victoria Vikes. The weekend’s play not only more than doubled their goals for, but it also launched them into first place in Canada West and up from tenth to sixth in Canada!
Dino’s goal keeper Charlotte Sullivan managed yet another shutout on Saturday’s match, putting her in the league lead with five shutouts. This proves once again; with her, it’s not easy to score.
On the contrary, Dinos forward Stephanie Hoogveld scored as much as she liked, netting two goals and three assists this weekend. For her outstanding play, she joined Sullivan as the second athlete on the team to be named Canada West Player of the Week. The two tallies bring Hoogveld’s goal total to five for the year. She joined the Dinos squad in 2002 and has been a starter and major contributor to the team ever since.
Life on the road continues for our ladies as they hope to continue their streak of domination against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon Fri., Oct. 15 and the University of Alberta Pandas in Edmonton Sun., Oct. 17.