Victoria Davis and her Algonquin Thunder Women’s Soccer teammates made it through 4 tough days of competition, losing only their first game of the match against the eventual Silver Medal winners Champlain Saint-Lambert Cavaliers during the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championships.
That game ended tied at 0 – 0, but was unfortunately lost in the penalty kick shootout. This result forced Davis and her teammates to win the next two games to ensure that they made it to the Bronze Medal match, which they did by winning their match 4-0 against the St. Thomas Tommie’s and then defeating the Douglas Royals 2-1 in a hard-fought match.
The weather conditions during the matches played a significant part due to the unexpected cold snap.
BRONZE MEDAL GAME
Algonquin Thunder 3 NAIT Ooks 1
From the moment the first whistle was blown, the game was an intense, speedy and high tempo affair.
Algonquin’s Melissa Gilligan was the first to break through, taking on multiple defenders and scoring the first goal of the game. NAIT was not fazed, bouncing back quickly with a good scoring opportunity for Kaily Mohn.
However, the score at half-time was 1-0.
The second half started with much of the first half’s energy, Mohn was able to tie the match up for NAIT but Algonquin answered only moments later with a strike from Darby Perry, giving the Thunder a 2-1 advantage.
The Ooks continued to push but a penalty kick by Maddie Kelly put Algonquin up 3-1 score.
That would prove to be the final score, resulting in a Bronze Medal win for the Algonquin Thunder.