Gold Medal Game: Garneau defeated NAIT 5-1
The Garneau women’s soccer team won their second straight CCAA women’s soccer national championship on Saturday afternoon with a dominating 5-1 victory over the NAIT Ooks in Peterborough, Ont
The four-day championship was hosted by Fleming College in Peterborough, Ont. at the Fleming Sports Complex.
This marks Garneau’s eighth women’s soccer title and 12th medal in program history, the most by any team in the CCAA. The Elans have reached the podium in three straight years as they also earned a silver medal in 2013.
This is the fourth time since 2010 that Garneau and NAIT have squared off in the gold medal game, with Garneau winning each time.
Garneau dominated this year’s tilt from start to finish with Megane Sauve opening up scoring in the seventh minute scoring off a scramble in front of the net. That opening goal was followed up with back-to-back strikes by CCAA player of the year Evelyne Viens at the 33rd and 44th minute marks.
NAIT showed some sign of life in the second half as Kassy Jajczay scored in the 56th minute to cut the lead to 3-1. However, Karyna Fiset scored just over ten minutes later to regain the Elans’ three-goal advantage.
Garneau would cap off the game in style when Marie-Mychele Metivier scored in time added on, using her speed to beat the defender and slip one past the charging goalkeeper. Following the championship, Metivier was named the championship MVP.
For NAIT, it was their second straight silver medal at the national championship and fifth medal overall.
Bronze Medal Game: Ahuntsic defeated Douglas 2-1
In the bronze medal match, Ahuntsic won in dramatic fashion when Laurelie Boucher-Gould scored two minutes into injury time to give the Indiennes a 2-1 comeback victory. Boucher-Gould’s one-timer came off a corner kick to give Ahuntsic their first medal at the championship since winning gold in 2012.
Kristina Klein of Douglas scored the game’s opening goal in the 42nd minute but Ahuntsic would control the majority of play in the final half. Rose Marie Julien scored Ahuntsic’s first goal in the 70th minute.
Algonquin claimed fifth place beating Concordia 4-1 while MSVU defeated Fleming 1-0 in the seventh place game.
The CCAA is a national sport organization enriching the academic experiences of student-athletes through intercollegiate sport.