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Sudbury Canadians Winless But Inching Forward


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The Sudbury Canadians first year in the USL W-League has been tough, loosing eight straight games but the Northern Ontario contingent sees a brighter future ahead.

While parts of their game have been impressive, the Canadians have had difficulty maintaining ninety minutes of consistent play.

One might say that their youth is showing but for the third time this year the Canadians squander a two goal half-time lead.

On Sunday, the two goal edge heading into the second half should have been enough to win the soccer game but the Canadians continue to suffer momentary defensive lapses that result in allowing the opposition to get back into the game. This time around, the Rochester Ravens, 5 and 2 on the season went on to defeat the Canadians 4-2.

The Canadians started the game strong with goals from seventeen year old Lauren Podolski at the twenty one minute mark, assisted by another seventeen year old Rene Borkovich. The Canadians went ahead two nil at the forty one minute mark by NCAA St. Josephs freshman Megan Schutt, assisted by Podolski.

Podolski a talented striker headed to Indiana State this fall has now accumulated five assists and three goals in eight games and is currently ranked number nine in assists in the W League.

At the forty three minute mark the Canadians Aniela Pulice struck the goal post squarely in what could have easily been the Canadians third goal.

In the second half the Rochester Ravens played well taking advantage of a strong wind at their back to score four unanswered goals to win the contest. The Canadians fought back with another crossbar from Podolski that rebounded down and into the net but the goal was disallowed

Despite the loss, the Canadians had one of their best weekends employing seven players still in high school.

The Canadians are also pleased to announce that along with Podolski both Aniela Pulice and Jeanine Olthuis have recently signed with NCAA schools in the States.

Head Coach Frank Malvaso was also pleased with the performance of four grade eleven players Jenna Roach, Rene Borkovich, Samantha Falcioni and Erica Duczeminski.

“You can see why these players are being heavily recruited by NCAA and CIS schools. They definitely belong in the W League and will greatly assist Northern Ontario’s W League team of the future.

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