Marauders pick up eighth soccer win

The McMaster Marauders women’s soccer team captured its eighth win of the season on Sunday (Oct. 14) at Ron Joyce Stadium. The 1-0 win over UOIT left the Marauders with an 8-3-2 record.

The Marauders are second in the Ontario University Athletics West Division play despite a 1-0 loss to the Guelph Gryphons on Saturday.

Mac’s Sophia Ykema (6, Surry, B.C.) pursues Kaitlin Mulholland (Burlington) in Saturday’s game against Guelph. (Photo: Lindsay Franco)

Against UOIT, the only goal of the Ontario University Athletics game came from McMaster captain Mel Van Der Hoop (Oakville) in the 30th minute. Shots on goal ended 16-8 in favour of the Marauders and Brittany Duffey (Markham) played the full 90 minutes for the shut out.

On Saturday, Guelph’s winning goal didn’t come until the final minute of the match when Erica Bain (Niagara Falls) gave the Gryphons their sixth win of the season to go with three losses and four ties.

Marauder Taylor Davis (Minesing, Ont.) had three shots on goal in the loss and Nat Kollars (Burlington), Emma Mangialardi (Oakville) and Mel Van Der Hoop (Oakville) had two shots on goal each but came away empty ‘footed.’

With just three games left in the regular season, McMaster looks to secure a bye into the playoffs. They would need to finish first or second in the OUA West to do so. The Marauders are currently tied for second place with the Western Mustangs.

McMaster takes on the York Lions on the road on Wednesday (Oct. 17).