The people were lonely and sad--it had been weeks since the Dinos' women's soccer team last graced them with a performance. Depression and melancholy became the norm as the good old days of games at Foothills Athletic Park were all but forgotten.
A weird Canada West schedule coupled with Thanksgiving gave the ninth-ranked Dinos two-and-a-half weeks to prepare for their tilt against the University of Lethbridge on Weds., Oct. 11. When game time rolled around, Calgary hammered the Pronghorns 3-0 and made the people happy again.
"It was good to get another win," said Dinos forward and two-goal scorer Katie Lee. "We really needed the points."
"You've got to win games you're expected to win," added Head Coach Robin Slot. "We've got a bunch of tough games coming up."
Lee opened the scoring 10 minutes into the game with her seventh marker of the year. Midfielder Joan Hall one-timed a shot into the net just 13 minutes later to add to the lead. Lee scored her second of the day to ice the game early in the second half.
"It was very important [to come out strong,]" said Slot. "Going to Lethbridge can be a chore in itself."
With the win, the Dinos find themselves in second place in the Canada West conference behind Trinity Western. Calgary has two games in hand and only trails by two points.
Dinos forward Megan Durado will miss four to six weeks with a foot injury suffered at practice.
Goaltender Taryn Swiatek continues to impress--she registered her fifth shutout of the season.
Midfielder Leanne Pelosi left Calgary this week to join the Welsh National Team for a game against Austria. She will miss at least the next two Dinos games.
Calgary's next home games are Sat., Oct. 13 against the University of Alberta and Sun., Oct. 14 against Saskatchewan. Both games are at noon at Foothills Athletic Park.