Soccer shootout sends Marauders to the sidelines

McMaster Marauders women’s soccer team’s playoff journey proved to be a short one on Wednesday (Oct. 23).

The team lost its first-round playoff match in a penalty shootout to the UOIT Ridgebacks, following a scoreless draw through 120 minutes of Ontario University Athletics.

(Photo: Rick Zazulak/McMaster Athletics)

(Photo: Rick Zazulak/McMaster Athletics)

The Ridgebacks converted on two spot kicks and denied all of the Marauders’ attempts to clinch their place in the divisional quarter-finals.

The visiting Marauders had five attempts on goal over the course of regular and extra time, but could not solve Ridgeback goalkeeper Melissa MacKinnon. Meanwhile, McMaster’s own goalkeeper, Brittany Duffey, did well to turn aside 10 shots and keep her side one shot from advancing.