Win gives Marauders women’s soccer playoff spot

(Photo: Rick Zazulak/McMaster Athletics)

(Photo: Rick Zazulak/McMaster Athletics)

McMaster’s remarkable turnaround gained another impressive foothold Thursday (Oct. 20). The Marauders defeated the Laurier Golden Hawks 2-1 on the road to win their seventh game in their past eight, and clinch fifth position and a playoff spot in Ontario University Athletics West division women’s soccer.

After suffering five consecutive losses earlier this season, the Marauders seemed in danger of falling out of playoff contention with weeks to spare. But their current red-hot run has McMaster enjoying a 7-6-2 record, and Mac will travel to Windsor to battle the Lancers in a first round playoff match in a week’s time.

Alexandra Riganelli and Cassidy Davis had goals for the Marauders, while goalkeeper Deanna Persico made two saves in the win.

Laurier’s Katie Bishop had a consolation goal in the 73rd minute, as the hosts attempted to stage a late comeback that ultimately fell short.

McMaster welcomes the Brock Badgers to Ron Joyce Stadium Saturday for the final match day of the OUA regular season. That match gets underway at 1 p.m.

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