Women’s soccer team recovers from opening drubbing to win second match

After being crushed 6-1 by Sheridan in their home opener, GBC’s women’s soccer team bounced back with a win against Conestoga

The Huskies soccer home-opener on Friday Sept. 7 was a blow-out against the Sherdain Bruins, who crushed the home team 6-1. 

Huskies’ keeper Syd Greenberg was peppered with 15 shots on goal, while the Huskies managed seven shots on goal in reply.

Melaine Jubenville opened the scoring for Sheridan in the 26th minute and was followed quickly by teammate Zoe Derkach in the 30th minute. 

George Brown College’s (GBC)  Brianna Samuels-McLaughlin answered back with the first goal of the season in the 36th minute, bringing the score to 2-1 at the end of the first half.

In the second half Sheridan’s goals kept coming with Makayla Parker scoring in the 60th minute and Derkach notching a brace in her first match with a goal in the 71st minute. Connie Drennan scored minutes later in the 74th minute, ending the game at 6-1 for the Bruins. 

In their second game of the season against Conestoga on Sunday, Sept. 9 Greenberg kept a clean sheet, stopping 11 shots on goal while Samuels-McLaughlin scored the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute for a 1-0 victory.

“In the past it’s been different,” said Tatyana Lopez, a recent addition to the team. “I’ve played for so long and getting into this point it gets exciting, especially at this level.”   

Leslie Fitzpatrick, GBC’s new women’s soccer head coach indicated that with a new squad, getting to know each other is essential. He looks forward to the girls evolving as a team which he believes will be their recipe for victory. 

”I was able to get to know a bunch of the girls to see what it is about,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s a really fun exciting environment that’s invigorating and that’s the part of the reason I embraced the opportunity to come and take over as the head coach in the women’s program at George Brown.” 

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Women’s soccer team recovers from opening drubbing to win second match