Kodiaks women still undefeated

The Lethbridge College Womens’ Kodiak Soccer Team. Oct.17.
Aimee Santangelo battles for the ball on Saturday vs the Olds College Broncos

Aimee Santangelo battles for the ball on Saturday vs the Olds College Broncos

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s soccer team is on their way to the provincial championships.

This past weekend, the Kodiaks continued their undefeated streak, with an 8-1 win over Olds in her hometown, and a 1-0 win over SAIT in Calgary.

“We all work really well as a team together. We are able to focus at practice and get done what we need to do,” said goalkeeper Emily Godfrey.

“I would like us to win nationals a few more times and definitely again this year.”

Godfrey has taken over as goalkeeper due to an injury of the first line goalie Vicki Noronha, contributing all her efforts to the team defense.

“Defensively we are very strong, we don’t allow a lot of goals. We have to improve on our chances at finishing,” said head coach Michael Racz.

The team had major success by following through offensively over the weekend, with over 9 goals this weekend. Kodiak forward Cassandra Evans is one of the top players this season.

“There’s been a couple injuries which has proved somewhat stressful for some players. We had to change up the line up quite a bit, but we stay positive and motivate each other to do our best,” said Evans.

Head coach Mike Racz looks to improve the team’s offensive follow through. Though undefeated a number of the women’s games have been ties.

“It’s really about getting goals against the strong teams such as Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lakeland,” he continued.

The team held their last home game on Saturday.

The success over this past weekend has solidified the Kodiak soccer team’s position in the upcoming ACAC Provincial Championships.

“Right now we are very strong at team effort, though we need to work on communication throughout the plays,” explains Evans who has high hopes for the team’s future.

The team currently ranks second in the Alberta South Division standings below the Red Deer Queens. The northern Alberta division leader is currently the Nait Ooks, and these three teams will be the likely candidates in the upcoming championships.

 

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