Marauders blank Warriors in women’s soccer opener

Goals by veteran forward Tara Dawdy of Burlington and Emma Mangialardi of Oakville gave the visiting McMaster women’s soccer team a 2-0 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Wednesday (Sept. 5).

After a scoreless first half, the Marauders struck at the 49th minute when veteran forward Dawdy scored the Marauders’ first goal of the Ontario University Athletics regular season off a corner kick.

Midfielder Mangialardi booted in the insurance marker in the 77th minute.

Goalkeeper Brittany Duffey played the full 90 minutes and earned the shut out.

The Marauders face the Windsor Lancers on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ron Joyce Stadium in their home opener.