Royals rally to take OCAA soccer prep

Redeemer spotted Mohawk a quick lead, then bounced back for a 3-1 victory in a pre-season Ontario Colleges Athletic Association women’s soccer match at Costco Field in Ancaster on Wednesday (Sept. 8).

An Ashley Hagen volley put the Mountaineers in front just moments after the opening kickoff and the visitors held a wide territorial advantage. However, the Royals struck for two quick goals in the dying minutes of the first half. April Passchier, with a free kick just outside the 18-yard box, found the upper left hand corner of the Mohawk goal, and Tina Reid had a tap-in which gave her side the lead in stoppage time.

Ten minutes into the second half, Kristi Van Duyvendyk’s long range, but perfectly placed drive, gave Redeemer an insurance marker.