VIU defeats SFU

August 19th, 2012


The scrimmage  started with SFU dominating play for the first 10 minutes and getting couple of half chances but keeper Shelby Walker was positioned right to make the saves, Mariners got their legs and took control of the match and had some quality chances from Mariah Robinson and Emily Nicholson that forced SFU keeper to make saves on.

Halftime score 0-0

VIU came out flying in the second half and should have taken the lead on great through ball from Freshman Carli Rey that sent Jessie Weninger on a break a way but the SFU keeper made a diving save to keep the score deadlocked, Mariner had another clear chance from Emily Nicholson, who shot over the net on a partial break a way, VIU kept pressing and were rewarded when Emma Johannson put Robinson through one on one with the keeper and she slotted into the corner of the net to give VIU a 1-0 lead at the 62nd minute, Mariners kept up the pressure and could have increased the lead.

"We played a solid 90 minutes of soccer today, SFU is NCCA Div 2 school and to get a result against them is tough, after the first 10 minutes we were the better team and could had a few more, lot of players stepped up and played well, our defensive game was really good, they might've had one half chance, we're happy but we have two tough games coming up in Oregon Wednesday and Thursday" Comments Anup Kang Head Coach VIU Women's Soccer Team