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Women's Soccer Report Card

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The University of Calgary women's soccer team began the season with zero wins in their first six games. When a team goes through half a season without winning a game, one would think playoffs were absolutely unreachable. But the Dinos found life and won five of their last eight games, reaching the playoffs. It was a remarkable turnaround for the Dinos who found it difficult to score early in the season and were playing with a defence that was terrible. In the second half of the season they played with as much teamwork and motivation as any team in Canada West.

Caitlin Milne and Lindsay Burrowes earned Canada West all-star honours for their hard work. Overall, the team played well enough to make the playoffs but rarely played a full game without slowing down and allowing teams to control play and get back into games. With many of their players being first-, second- or third-years, they should be able to use the experience to improve on their sixth-place finish. Despite losing in the first round of the playoffs, the team can take their late success and look towards moving further through the playoffs in 2009.

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