Missed chances send Mohawk to third women’s soccer loss

mountaineersThe Sheridan Bruins spotted Mohawk an early goal, but bounced back for a 2-1 victory in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s soccer at Mohawk Sports Park on Tuesday (Sept. 22).

Zalona Caruso’s second goal of the season put the Mountaineers up 1-0 just 15 minutes into the game. Mohawk maintained that margin until about the one hour mark when Sheridan equalized. About 10 minutes later, the Bruins netted the winner.

Despite the defeat, which dropped Mohawk’s record to 1-3, co-head coach Renzo Castellani said his team didn’t play too badly – in fact they were pretty good.

“We couldn’t capitalize on our chances”, said Castellani. “The finishing wasn’t there. We had a really good first half.”

The coach was very pleased with his six rookie starters, who had to deal with Sheridan’s tactic of playing the long ball and chasing it down. “Sheridan plays a different style compared to other teams”, said the coach. “I think our players coped well with that.”

The Mountaineers hit the field again Thursday (Sept. 24) in Ancaster, as they visit their Mountain rivals, the Redeemer Royals