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League1 Canada Women’s Review: Week 5

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Another week of thrilling action occurred across the country in League1 Canada. As we have from the start of the season, Northern Tribune gives you a look back at what went down the pro-am level across the country.A weekly recap of every single League1 Canada women’s match across the country.

This article will look at the League1 Canada women’s matches. To find this week’s report for the men’s divisions, that can be accessed here shortly.

League1 BC: Three Tight Matches as Whitecaps Have Week Off

A full round of action took place in League1 BC as the dominant Whitecaps Academy had the weekend off, which allowed for three closely contested games to transpire.

On Friday night Mia Pante scored a 95th minute winner for Burnaby FC as they topped TSS Rovers 2-1 at home. After taking the lead 15 minutes in, the hosts were pegged back midway through the second half. In the end, they managed to pick up a crucial win.

The only team to prevail on the road this weekend was Altitude, as they defeated Harbourside 2-1. It was a come-from-behind win for Altitude, with Sophie Hill and Jade Mitchell getting the goals to give them the victory.

A pair of second half goals proved to be enough for Unity, who beat Rivers 2-0 in Sunday’s game. It is now back-to-back home successes for Unity as they climb up the table.

Next weekend’s play will commence on Friday, when TSS Rovers welcomes Unity. Saturday’s lone match pits together Rivers and Harbourside as both sides search for their maiden victory on the year. Altitude and Burnaby close the round on Sunday, as the Whitecaps have a second straight week off.

League1 Alberta: An Impact Win for St. Albert

Four games were on the order for League1 Alberta in what is their first full season. Tuesday had one game as Calgary Blizzard raced to a 3-0 lead against ASA High Performance (NDC Alberta). A second half brace from Allie Pazarka saw the guests bring the game to within one, but in the end, the Blizzard held on for a 3-2 win.

ASA High Performance was back at it on Friday night, but once again, it was defeat for them. This time, it was St. Albert Impact who ran away with a 6-2 success. Raeghan McCarthy scored a hat-trick to set her team to a convincing win.

The other Friday matches saw Callies United score a fourth minute goal to defeat BTB Edmonton 1-0 at home. In Edmonton, the Edmonton Scottish got a 2-1 victory over Calgary Blizzard. The guests got their goal in the 94th minute, but could not find a second to take a point with them back to Calgary.

St. Albert is a perfect three for three from their opening matches. Edmonton Scottish and Calgary Blizzard follow closely behind with six points. The Callies, on four points, and ASA High Performance with three are the other squads to have a win so far. Calgary Foothills (one point) and Edmonton BTB (0) await their first taste of victory this term.

Tuesday has an all-Calgary affair between the Foothills and the Blizzard. The other match is between BTB and Edmonton Scottish. Friday will have a full round of play, where the Tartans face off against the Foothills, St. Albert heads to Calgary to face the Callies, while ASA High Performance meets BTB.

League1 Ontario: Cup Domination by Simcoe

A full round of action occurred in League1 Ontario last week, but before league play went on there were two games in the L1 Cup on Tuesday.

Olivia Brown’s goal 24 minutes set Guelph United past NDC Ontario in a substantial cupset. Meanwhile in Simcoe, it was an impressive win from the Simcoe County Rovers as they topped St. Catharine’s Roma Wolves 5-0 at home. Four different goalscorers contributed for the Rovers as they progressed in resounding fashion.

The final spot in the quarterfinals will be determined on Wednesday as North Toronto Nitros and Alliance United square off.

League1 Ontario Premier: NDC Shakes Off Cup Disappointment

They say that setback is only temporary, and that was certainly the case for NDC Ontario. Last season’s regular season winners cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Blue Devils after four ladies found the net for NDC, with an own goal 10 minutes from time helping them to the win.

On Saturday, Simcoe County Rovers picked up its second win in the week. A pair of first half goals did the trick as the Barrie side beat FC London 2-1. North Toronto won by the same scoreline at Alliance United, though they came from behind to claim all three points.

North Mississauga’s Amanda Cripps scored twice for her side, giving them reason to think they would earn an away win at Guelph United. However, the hosts did not give in, equalizing on both occasions to grab a 2-2 draw.

The other Sunday match saw Woodbridge Strikers defeat Vaughan Azzurri 2-1. Samantha Murray put the hosts in front twice, the second time making difference.

It will be a double gameweek in League1 Ontario Premier Division, as nine games will take place next week. As the North Toronto Nitros and Alliance United meet in the cup in midweek, they are the only ones not playing two league games.

League1 Ontario Championship: Scrosoppi Wins Big, Pickering and Hamilton Impress

The second tier of the L1 Ontario system kicked off the fifth week of action on Friday. In a thrilling match in Whitby, Prostars held their nerve to beat Darby 3-2. Patrycia Kozak struck twice in match, putting her team in the lead both times.

In Pickering, an 18-minute explosion of goals in the first half saw Pickering FC beat Tecumseh 3-0. Three players got on the scoresheet as the game was done and dusted before halftime. Saturday’s lone game saw Unionville Milliken edge BVB IA Waterloo 1-0 courtesy of Miya Grant-Clavijo’s goal 20 minutes from time.

On Sunday, Scrosoppi scored a big 5-0 win at Burlington SC. Each marker came from different players in a convincing victory for the guests. Meanwhile, in Hamilton, three first half goals lifted Hamilton United Elite to a 3-0 success over Rush Canada.

Four of next weekend’s five games occur on Saturday. Tecumseh hosts Darby, Unionville and Pickering battle it out, Scrosoppi meets Waterloo, while Hamilton United has Burlington. As four of the top five sides face each other, this could be a crucial round at the top of the league.

League2 Ontario: Interconference Play Around the Corner

There were only three games in the Southwest Division this week, as Scrosoppi against Guelph and Blue Devils vs Hamilton United were postponed.

The other three games occurred on Friday. Waterloo earned a 4-2 win at Prostars, while Burlington beat the visiting London FC 2-1 at home. In St. Catharine’s, the Roma Wolves got a 27th minute goal from Emily Slota as they got the better of Rush Canada 1-0.

In the Northeast Conference, all five matches of the round took place as planned. Wednesday’s solitary contest saw Vaughan Azzurri win at Darby 2-1. Thursday saw some goals, as Woodbridge and Pickering played to a 2-2 draw, Simcoe County topped North Mississauga 3-2, and Alliance defeated Unionville 2-1.

The last game of the round came on Sunday as North Toronto got a 2-0 home win over Master’s FA. First half goals from Katelyn Yip and Ashley Greco were enough to snatch all three points for the Nitros.

As part of the season format, the next five match weeks will see interconference play take place. Each side will face five teams from the other conference. One such game took place on Monday, as FC London and Unionville played to an exciting 3-3 draw. There will be ten interconference games next week.

Ligue1 Quebec: CF Montreal, OSU Impress

There were five games in Ligue1 Quebec, as Chaudiere-Ouest and CS St-Hubert had their tie postponed.

Wednesday saw Celtix Haut du Richelieu beat Longueuil 2-1 at home. It was a comeback win for the hosts, scoring late in each half to pick up the three points.

Friday’s match pitted together AS Blainville and CS Mont-Royal Outremont. The former raced to a 2-0 lead, ultimately holding on for a 2-1 victory.

It was a complete performance from CF Montreal as they hit AS Laval for six on Saturday. An Esther Brossard double set the guests on their way as they cruised to a big win.

Longueuil bounced back from their midweek reverse as they beat FC Laval 2-1 at home. It was quite a reversal of fortune for them, as this time they were playing from behind. In the end, a pair of second half goals – the second one coming three minutes from time – saw them win away from home.

The round concluded on Sunday as Ottawa South United topped CHR 5-1. It could not have been a more contrasting result for the hosts following their midweek win. Yet, it was a convincing win from OSU to pick up their second league win this year.

Group A is incredibly close for second spot. While CFM is a perfect six for six, the next four teams are separated by just three points. CSMRO and FC Laval are level on 10 points, but OSU (9) and AS Pierrefonds (7) are on their tails. St-Hubert is on just one point, and already looks out of the race for the playoffs.

Group B is even closer, as the top five teams are within five points of each other. Blainville is still unbeaten on 12 points. A place and a point behind them is Celtix du Haut Richelieu. Royal Select Beauport (8), Chaudiere-Ouest and Longueuil (both 7) are close behind, while AS Laval, with just two points to their name, still search for their first win.

Speaking of AS Laval, they are back at it on Wednesday in a midweek clash against Longueuil. The match of the week, however, will be between CFM and Blainville, as the only two unbeaten sides meet in what will be a fascinating matchup.

Header Image Photo Credit: Vasiliy Ryabykh / League1 Ontario

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