Soccer shocker – GeeGees women blown out in semis
Published Saturday, November 10, 2012 2:16PM EST
The first loss of the season for the University of Ottawa’s women’s soccer team came at one of the worst possible times on Friday.
The top-ranked team in the country lost 4-1 to Queen’s in the national semi-final, the first time they’ve given up more than a goal in a game this year.
Ottawa opened the scoring in the 21st minute off a Gillian Baggott free kick, but that lead lasted less than seven minutes before Alexis McKinty popped home a rebound.
Queen’s then exploded out of the gate in the second half, with two goals from forward Breanna Burton in the 51st and 55th minutes.
Riley Filion added their fourth goal off a free kick in the 79th minute.
Queen’s keeper Madison Tyrell made seven saves on eight shots, while Ottawa’s Cynthia Leblanc stopped one of five shots.
The GeeGees will now play the host Victoria squad on Sunday for bronze.
Meanwhile, the Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team lost 1-0 to McMaster on Saturday to finish sixth in the country.