A late Aurora FC goal (73’) broke the deadlock after an even performance by both teams on Aug. 25, handing the West Ottawa Warriors a 1-0 loss at home.
Each team had four shots in the game and both keepers made key saves to keep their teams in the competition. A long ball over the Warriors defence that Aurora striker Courtney Chocol was the difference.
West Ottawa’s best chance came in the 30th minute when Jenna Matsukobu’s shot was cleared off the line during a scramble that was created from a well-taken corner.
The Warriors squad featured lots of young talent, as call-ups have been a major part of the team, especially through the month of August. While it can be difficult to play as a cohesive unit when the roster is changing so frequently, the young players have stepped up and put in solid performances.
They were able to earn the win in another toughly-contested battle against Sanjaxx Lions away from home. Arielle Kabangu (78’) scored the lone goal of the game and Mollie Eriksson kept the clean sheet in the 1-0 victory.
The Warriors will play their next game on Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Beckwith Park when they face Toronto Azzurri Blizzard.