(London, Ontario) – On Wednesday evening, the Fanshawe Women's Soccer team (8-0) defeated the Mohawk Mountaineers (4-4) by a final score of 1-0. The Falcons are in first place in the OCAA West Division, leading in both goals for (38) and goals against (5). Fanshawe is ranked #2 in Ontario and #5 in Canada.
In the first half, the ball rarely left Mohawk's end of the field. In the 25th minute, Fanshawe's Sheree Uyl scored to put the Falcons up 1-0. The Falcons dominated possession of the ball and had a number of fantastic shots on goal but Mohawk's goalkeeper Laura Blackburn made 10 first half saves to keep the Mountaineers in the game. At the half, Fanshawe led 1-0. Just minutes into the second half, a great sequence by Fanshawe narrowly missed giving the Falcons a second goal when Jade Kovacevic hit the post but Mohawk continued to send the Falcons away. In a well defended game, Fanshawe would come away with the 1-0 victory. The Falcons would finish with 20 shots on goal compared to Mohawk's seven.
Next Saturday, October 15, the Falcons are on the road to take on the Lambton Lions (0-7-1). When the two teams met back on September 21, Fanshawe won the game 7-0.
– 30 –
For further information, please contact:
Sports Information Officer - Fanshawe Athletics
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. London, ON N5Y 5R6
Office: 519-452-4430 x6105 | Cell: 519-777-7849