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League1 Canada Week 7: Women’s Review

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The League1 Canada season is flying by, with many incredible games happening across the country this week. Nearly two months into the season, Northern Tribune continues to have weekly breakdowns of every match across the country.

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This recap will take a look at all of the women’s matches that took place over the last week. To find the article encompassing the men’s games, you can find that through a link here.

League1 BC: Whitecaps Score 10, Home Wins the Theme

League1 BC action continued over the weekend as three games saw the three home teams prevail. Saturday kicked off the round, as Burnaby FC defeated Rivers 3-0. Two goals within five minutes in the second half sent Burnaby on their way. Raegan MacKenzie scored the first and third goal to play her part in getting the team three points.

Vancouver Whitecaps Academy won big in the first of two Sunday games, thumping Altitude 10-2. The game had gotten interesting after the hosts raced to a 4-0 lead, before Altitude got two goals back. However, that was when last season’s champions roared to life, scoring six more to earn a more-than-convincing win.

The other game of the week saw Unity beat Harbourside 3-0, with the two second half goals being enough to seal the win. Ella Gagno scored minutes before the end of the first, and again 21 minutes from time as she helped give her team a third win on the season.

Wednesday will see Altitude host the Whitecaps as the pair meet just days after that 10-2 result. The other two games will be on Sunday. TSS Rovers, who had the week off last week, welcomes Harbourside, while Rivers welcomes Burnaby. Unity will have the week off.

League1 Alberta: St. Albert Wins Twice, Pulls Further Ahead

Another five games took place in League1 Alberta’s maiden season across Tuesday and Friday. Tuesday’s games saw St. Albert Impact score twice late on to defeat BTB Academy 2-0, while the Calgary Blizzard was pegged back twice by Callies United in a game that ended 2-2. The latter game saw an equalizer in the 93rd minute by Daraida Sunderland.

On Friday, BTB had a reversal of fortune. After having lost 2-0 a few days prior, this time it was their turn to be on the right side of a 2-0 result. That came at the expense of the Calgary Foothills, as goals on either side of the interval did gave BTB all three points.

As for Callies United, they followed up their midweek draw with a 4-1 win over Edmonton Scottish. Kendall Showers scored her side’s last two goals of the game, which put them out of reach. The Tartans did find the net in the 90th minute, but it proved to not be enough.

Friday’s other game saw St. Albert add a second win of the week, in what was a narrow 1-0 win over the Blizzard. Brynn Hobal scored the only goal of the game half an hour in to give her squad a crucial away win.

Next week will have one Tuesday game, as ASA High Performance hosts the Blizzard. Friday’s full slate of action sees ASA back in action as they face Edmonton Scottish away, the Blizzard hosts BTB, while St. Albert takes on Calgary Foothills in a battle of top versus bottom.

League1 Ontario: Rovers Move on in Cup

The L1 Cup had one game last week in the quarterfinals, as Simcoe County Rovers got the better of Scrosoppi 3-0 at home. Two goals in less than two minutes in the first half proved to be pivotal, as there was no turning back for the Rovers.

The side from Barrie is the first team in the semifinals, where they will meet either FC London or Guelph United. That quarterfinal takes place on Wednesday.

League1 Ontario Premier: NDC Takes Crucial Game, Nitros Take Thriller

The League1 Ontario Premier Division kicked off on Friday as NDC Ontario beat Alliance United 2-0 in a repeat of last year’s final. Both goals came in the second half as NDC managed to exact revenge for last summer’s loss.

Saturday’s lone match saw Woodbridge Strikers win 2-0 away to North Mississauga. Goals from April Syme and Maria Poveda in either half was enough for the Strikers to come away with the win.

Sunday had three games, starting with North Toronto Nitros’ 3-2 success at Guelph United. In a thrilling back-and-forth game at the Centennial Bowl, the visiting Nitros took the lead twice, only for the hosts to come up with a response both times. There would be no third equalizer though, as Emma Warren scored with half an hour to play, the goal proving to be the winner.

Five minutes late on in the first half proved to be the difference in Oakville, as Simcoe County Rovers came from a goal down to beat the Blue Devils 5-1 away. The home side went from leading in the 34th minute to going a woman down five minutes later as Julia Martins got a red card. It went downhill from there, as the Rovers hit them for five in a big win.

FC London and Vaughan Azzurri played to a 1-1 draw in the final game of the week. Both goals came in the first half, just eight minutes apart. Alliyah Smith put London ahead after 32 minutes, only for Alanna Raimando to respond five minutes before the break.

There are two midweek league games in L1O next week, both occurring on Wednesday. North Toronto battles Alliance as second faces ninth, while Woodbridge hosts North Mississauga. Saturday will have four games on the schedule: the Rovers welcome the unbeaten NDC, Alliance meets London, and North Mississauga takes on Vaughan while the Nitros welcome the Blue Devils. Sunday will conclude the round, as Woodbridge and Guelph square off at Vaughan Grove.

League1 Ontario Championship: Rush Breaks Duck in a Weekend of Close Results

The League1 Ontario Championship continues to look very exciting at both ends of the table. The action began on Friday as Rush Academy got their first win of the season. It came through a 3-0 victory at Darby where three different players scored, getting them a much-needed win.

Saturday had one match, as Scrosoppi, who was eliminated in the cup just days prior, managed to shake off the disappointment with a 2-0 win over Tecumseh. Goals in either half was enough for Scrosoppi to come away with the win.

Sunday saw all three teams win by one goal. Pickering FC was first, as they defeated Burlington SC 2-1 at Corpus Christi. The visitors scored twice in 10 first half minutes to earn the result. Burlington got their goal just past the hour mark, but unfortunately for them, it was not enough.

BVB IA Waterloo also won 2-1, but they managed to do so at home against Prostars. Both of the home side’s goals came in the first half, 11 minutes apart. Chantel Spalla got Prostars on the board midway through the second half, but they could not find a leveller.

Finally, Unionville Milliken earned 1-0 win at McMaster against Hamilton United Elite. Olivia Allen’s goal in the 68th minute was enough for the guests to claim all three points in their trip to Hamilton.

There will be nine games of action in the second tier of L1O, with Burlington and Prostars will not be involved in Wednesday’s four games. Of Wednesday’s games, Pickering vs Hamilton United is the highlight in a repeat of that entertaining game in the L1 Cup. Pickering will again be involved in a big game on the weekend, as they face Waterloo away on Sunday.

League2 Ontario: Master’s Struggles Continue

There were only five games in League2 Ontario last week, as all three of Wednesday’s games were postponed. On Tuesday, Unionville defeated Guelph 4-2 at home, while Rush Academy got the better of Darby 5-1. Thursday’s two games saw both home sides win, as Alliance topped Burlington 5-1, while Woodbridge earned a 2-1 win over Prostars.

Saturday’s lone match saw Hamilton United pick up a 3-0 win over Master’s FA. Janelle Sylvestre found the net twice in the first half, which sent Hamilton on their way. A third was added after the interval to give HUE the win.

As things stand, St. Catharine’s Roma Wolves would face Vaughan Azzurri, while Alliance would battle Scrosoppi in the playoffs. Of course, there is still a lot of time left in the season. Both conferences look very tight at the top, so we could still see plenty of movement between now and the end of the regular season.

There will be 10 games in League2 Ontario, with the most significant match coming on Saturday. That will see the two senior teams L2O, Master’s and St. Catharine’s, square off.

Ligue1 Quebec: OSU, CF Montreal Score Four

Ligue1 Quebec had seven games across the week of play. Wednesday evening’s match saw AS Blainville top Longueuil 1-0 away. Nathalie Brunelle scored 13 minutes in as Blainville earned a crucial away win.

Friday saw Celtix du Haut Richelieu beat CS St-Hubert 2-0 as they continue to lead in Group B. Despite ending the game with 10 players, CHR got their goals in the first half to hold on to the win.

Saturday had four games, which saw Ottawa South United top AS Laval 4-0, CS Mont-Royal Outremont beat Royal Select Beauport 2-1, Pierrefonds topped Longueuil 2-1 away, while CF Montreal got the better of Chaudiere-Ouest 4-1 on the road. Sunday’s only match ended in a draw, as AS Blainville drew 1-1 with FC Laval.

CFM remains a perfect eight for eight halfway through the season, while OSU is now in second in Group A. Still, only five points separates Ottawa and fifth place AS Pierrefonds, with plenty of time still left. CHR and Blainville are the current top two in Group B, with the latter having a six-point cushion on Longueuil, who lost twice last week.

There will be eight matches across L1Q this week, with one Wednesday and one Thursday game taking place, before the weekend’s full round of fixtures. CFM – CSMRO (Wednesday) and OSU – Blainville (Sunday) are the biggest games of the week.

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