November 17, 2018

Conestoga College’s women’s soccer team was defeated 1-0 by the George Brown Huskies on Tuesday evening at Budd Park. This was the 10th and final game of the regular season.

The Condors controlled most of the game but a George Brown goal by Kristin Lioktsis in the 56th minute led the Huskies to victory.

Conestoga finishes the season at sixth place in the Central Division with one point, from a draw against U of T Mississauga on Oct. 5, and a record of 0-9-1.

With the win, George Brown finishes their season at fourth place in the Central Division with 11 points and a record of 3-5-2.

Conestoga’s Taylor Brophy carries the ball into George Brown’s half during the Condors vs. Huskies women’s soccer game at Budd Park on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Photo by Phil Courtemanche, Spoke News)

“I think in the first half we clearly dominated this team,” said Condors assistant coach Mike Yuhasz. “We had a few chances where I thought we probably could’ve had at least three goals in the first half.”

“George Brown did have a stronger second half. They did some fantastic passing in the wide areas.”

Yuhasz mentioned how he tried to bolster Conestoga’s offence by substituting the defensive players to get more forwards and midfielders on the field.

“I finished the game with two defenders, three [midfielders] and five forwards, just really trying to take the game to them,” he said.

Yuhasz also reflected on the Conestoga women’s soccer team’s season as a whole.

“We ran with all the top teams…they have played a fantastic season and we have competed all season long,” he said. “It wouldn’t be for lack of coaching or lack of ability on the players’ [side]. They did a fantastic season and we’re very proud of them.”

 

Condors team captain Taya Ambrose

Conestoga’s team captain, Taya Ambrose, also shared her thoughts on the final game of the season.

“We had possession pretty much the whole time [but] they had an unlucky shot,” she said. “We had chances but we just couldn’t get it in the net. The team did really well this season. I’m really proud of everyone and I’m excited for the indoor season.”

The Conestoga women’s soccer team now gets ready for their indoor soccer season, which is a four and a half months long and kicks off next month.

Coverage of the Conestoga men’s soccer team’s final game of the season is here.

 

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