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League1 Canada Women’s Review – Week 6

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2024 has proven to be a stellar season for League1 Canada fans from coast to coast, and this week – which marks approximately the halfway point for some of the leagues – was no different!

As we have all season, Northern Tribune takes a look back at the week that was across the League1 Canada tables. You can find our review of the week the men had here.

Photo Credit: Tom Ewasiuk / AFTN Canada

League1 BC: Loose Mits Sink Ships

TSS Rovers FC 2 – 2 Unity FC

Rivers FC 3 – 0 Harbourside FC

Altitude FC 1 – 3 Burnaby FC

The league-leading Whitecaps Girls Academy had some well-deserved time off this past match week, while the remaining six teams attempted to use WFC’s bye as a chance to shrink the points gap.

The week started on Friday as Unity FC traveled to Swangard Stadium to take on a struggling Rovers side. 18 minutes in, Unity’s Charity Field got on the board first, with this lead holding into the second-half. Rovers substitute Tome would strike back in the 68′ alongside teammate Jenna-Lee Baxter in the 85′. Unfortunately for them, Ainsley Ewasiuk would tie it up to split the points only two minutes later.

Photo Credit: Noah Lara / Fallsway Marketing & Media

Harbourside has yet to record a win in 2024 and this trend continued this past week when they travelled to Kelowna, BC to take on Rivers FC. Wright, Grether, and an extra-time weird bounce by Stewart would secure the victory for the hosts while also growing Harbourside’s goal deficit to -11.

Altitude and Burnaby have been in a tight race all season for second pace in the leaderboard and this weeks match-up at Kinsmen Field was for all the proverbial marbles. Sadly, an own-goal by Altitude would dictate the tone of the match with Shanya Dhindsa and Sophia Muzzolini making it a 2-1 and 3-1 lead respectively for Burnaby.

Photo Credit: Adrien Bazinet (IG: @adrien.b.photography)

League1 Alberta: First Wins, First Losses

Calgary Foothills WFC 0 – 2 Calgary Blizzard SC

BTB SC 3 – 0 Edmonton Scottish SC

Edmonton Scottish SC 2 – 4 Calgary Foothills WFC

Callies United 3 – 0 St. Albert Impact

NDC Alberta 4 – 1 BTB SC

Some fun intra-city derbies took place this week for League1 Alberta fans across the province which were then perfectly-paired with great YYC-YEG rivalries, some of which date back to USL2’s days in Wild Rose Country.

The Foothills were at home Tuesday night against the 3W-0D-1L Blizzard SC, but despite the home support, they could just not find the back of the net. The first half would be devoid of action, but when CBSC’s Alyssa D’Agnone found glory in the 54′, it was all downhill for the hosts, especially when coupled with Phillips’ 68′ strike to make it 2-nil.

The Edmonton Scottish also took to the pitch Friday night in their first of two games this week, this time against BTB Academy. Makenna Van Der Veen would strike twice in the first thirty with Van Der Veen and Linford finding the mesh. The Scottish would have a few good chances in the second half but Djurisic’s 82′ goal would crush any hopes of a comeback.

Three days later and the Scottish were back at home taking on their sixth-place counterparts, the Foothills. Fans were treated with four goals in the first thirty minutes, unfortunately, 3 three of the four were for the visiting CFWFC. Grace Hannaford’s brace alongside goals from Ford and Jameson would trump efforts by Jyla Erandio and Jenna Steacy for a comeback, giving the Foothills their first victory of 2024.

Kendall Showers would be the star of her Callies United side’s match against the undefeated Impact on Friday. With two goals alongside teammate Analisa Galvez’s 39′ strike, the Callies would humiliate the Impact’s otherwise impenetrable d-line, doubling the visitor’s goals against in 2024 and securing all three points for their squad.

Riding high off of their tuesday-night win, BTB SC hit the road to visit NDC Alberta. It would be a family affair however as twins Taegan and Keelyn Stewart would net all four goals for the NDC, including a hat trick for Taegan. BTB tried everything to level up the match, but only Kalley Dancocks would be successful in scoring, ultimately leaving the board reading 4-1 for the hosts.

Photo Credit: Bob Twidle / League1 Ontario

League1 Ontario: The Nitros are Flying High

All competitions were in action this week in L1O-W action this past week as teams kept the fight going for promotion, against relegation, and perhaps even a place in the Inter-Provincial Championship this year.

It all started on Wednesday the 29th as the Nitros continued their quest for the L1Cup against 2023 league-runners up Alliance United. Kaia Rice would send her team to the Quarterfinals with a 73′ goal against Gurleen Toor, where they will now take on the Woodbridge Strikers.

League1 Ontario – Premiership

Guelph United 3 – 2 Woodbridge Strikers

Vaughan Azzurri 1 – 1 FC London

North Mississauga SC 1 – 0 Blue Devils FC

NDC Ontario 4 – 0 Simcoe County Rovers FC

Simcoe County Rovers FC 1 – 1 Guelph United

North Toronto Nitros 3 – 0 FC London

Speaking of the Strikers, they travelled down to the Centennial Bowl to take on 1W-1D-3L Guelph United. A match of the Olivia’s as both Olivia Brown and Rizakos would net goals for the hosts while Cat Rogers kept the ‘Bridge in the fight. Aaliyah Kamdar’s added-time goal would be all for not following the ref’s final whistle, keeping it 3-2 for GUFC.

A tense one took place at North Maple Field as Vaughan took on Forest City’s finest. A pair of cards for the hosts and a pair of goals defined the match as Erica Di Matteo opened the scoring for the Azzurri. Not to be outdone, London’s Jade Abreo would tie it up in the second half to cap the scoring at one-a-piece.

A relatively tame match between two of the western-GTA’s clubs was on display on Wednesday at the Mattamy Sports Park. A goal in the 42nd minute the Panthers’ Ravina Braich would be the only action in the match beyond two late-game yellow cards, but it would be enough to give North Mississauga all three points and their third win of the campaign.

NDC Ontario – much like their NDC counterparts in L1Alberta – made quick work of their opponents this week. Up against the Simcoe County Rovers, April Lantaigne and Ava Greco would both net braces for the NDC past SCR keeper Alicia Chisholm. NDC remain undefeated in 2024 with an massively impressive 6W-0D-0L record.

Simcoe County Rovers Womens 2024
Photo Courtesy: Simcoe County Rovers FC

The Rovers would regain composure three days later as they hosted the Royal City’s Guelph United. Victoria Hinchcliffe would open the scoring in the sixth minute with Aliya Gomes quickly following suit only five minutes later to tie it up. Guelph’s Sasha Marianko would miss a prime opportunity to tie it up off a 61st minute penalty, keeping the game level alongside the points split.

The Nitros would be flying on their high from the mid-week Cup win over Alliance and carried that success back to their league match against FC London. Three individual scorers would secure the ‘W’ for North Toronto as McCausland, Rice, and Perez would get behind OUA-champion Cassidy Joslin.

League1 Ontario – Championship

Unionville Milliken SC 0 – 0 Pickering FC

Scrosoppi FC POSTPONED BVB IA Waterloo

Tecumseh United 0 – 2 Darby FC

Hamilton United 3 – 0 Burlington SC

ProStars FC 5 – 0 Rush Canada Academy

Photo Credit: Martin Bazyl / League1 Ontario

A scoreless draw was on the menu between the second-place Unionville Milliken and their Pickering opponents. It was truly a keepers match as Liliana Ribeiro and Hayden Hanley both put on masterclass performances to divide the points evenly between their sides.

Mid-table Darby FC would secure themselves some much-needed points against the second-last Tecumseh United. The hosts were able to hold the fort for the first half-hour until Tori Chia opened the floodgates. 28 minutes later and Darby teammate Cayah Williams would make it two, shooting Darby over Pickering in the table.

Hamilton United made quick work of their golden horseshoe counterparts in the Bayhawks on Saturday. Jaiden Morgan would start the rush by her side in the 19th while Grace Tawil and Jenna Parris would make it 3-nil by the time the ref blew for full-time.

The Rush Academy also struggled greatly this week, with ProStars executing a systematic dismantling of their opponent’s defensive structure. Teagan Handley and Chantel Spalla’s braces alongside Patricia Lamanna’s individual effort would nail the coffin shut on Rush’s week.

Photo Credit: Martin Bazyl / League1 Ontario

League2 Ontario – Crossover Season

Simcoe County Rovers II 1 – 0 Hamilton Untied II

Darby FC II 4 – 3 St. Catharines Roma Wolves

Vaughan Azzurri II 6 – 0 Blue Devils FC II

Pickering FC II 2 – 0 Burlington SC II

North Mississauga SC II 1 – 0 Scrosoppi FC II

Guelph United FC II 1 – 5 Woodbridge Strikers II

ProStars FC II 2 – 1 Alliance United II

Master’s FA 1 – 2 BVB IA Waterloo II

North Toronto Nitros II 4 – 0 Rush Canada Academy II

FC London II 1 – 2 Simcoe County Rovers II

Photo Credit: Martin Bazyl / League1 Ontario

This past matchweek marked the first full week of Crossover season for L2Ontario Women’s division, where the Southwest and Northeast meet in their shared table.

Despite presently sitting first in their division, the Roma Wolves are in fifth in the overall standings but remain in striking distance of first in L2. Unfortunately for them, they failed to secure any ground against Darby FC II. Caylah Williams’ brace was assisted by a Hannah Truant own goal, ultimately leading to a 4-3 scoreline in favour of the Whitby-side.

Master’s FA almost brought home a point after Aileen Atlagic scored the tying goal in the 65th. But the tie was not to be as a defensive miscue by Master’s left Emma Fagerland to bury the winner with only four minutes remaining.

Ligue1 Quebec: PEF Quebec is Untouched

CS Longueuil 4 – 0 AS Laval

PEF Québec 3 – 1 AS Blainville

AS Pierrefonds 3 – 4 AS Laval

CS Mont-Royal Outremont 1 – 2 Celtix du Haut-Richelieu

OSU Atletico 2 – 1 CS Longueuil

CS Longueuil secured some much-needed but easily-gained points against AS Laval this past week. Sara Trandji and Chloe Renaud both netted braces to secure the win for the south-shore home crowd, and lifting them from fifth to third in the ‘B’ Division.

CF Montreal’s academy, who were the league-winning PEF Quebec last season, remain untouched this campaign, and easily won their seventh-straight of 2024. Current Golden Boot leader Esther Brossard got her ninth and tenth goals of the season in this one as CFM dismantled the AS Blainville side, even considering Justine Lalande’s 80′ consolation goal.

AS Laval made up for their loss earlier in the week as they took on Pierrefonds on Saturday. ASP took an early 3-1 lead by the 28′, but three unanswered goals by Vermaire, Gariepy, and Fortier-Tam put Laval back in front until the ref blew the game to an end, with Laval taking the 4-3 win.

The Celtix continued their stranglehold over the ‘B’ Division as they brought home another 3 points while on the road against the 3W-1D-3L Griffons. Maude Savaria would play the hero in the 48′ as she secured the winner past CSMRO keeper Lea Palacio-Tellier.

Rounding out L1 Quebec action week had OSU Atletico hosting CS Longueil. CSL was not able to carry the momentum from their win earlier in the week as Seema Sakran and Mikayla Moser found mesh to keep OSU in the hunt for second-place in the league.

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