Foothills WFC Improves to 5-0 with Win in Colorado Springs Against the Pride
On goals from Tanya Boychuk and Alex Lamontagne, Foothills kept their perfect 2019 record intact with three games remaining in the 2019 United Women’s Soccer National League season.
Coach Troye Flannery said after the match that the team is playing some of their best soccer of the season.
“There were several phases in which we connected very well,” he said. “We had some moments you could describe as electric. Our young, young back four was exceptional.”
The backline included game winning goal scorer from last week Caliegh Boeckx, University of Calgary Dinos Talia White and Damiane Sawatzky, and 17 year old Grace Stordy, a 2018 second All-League team member.
Lamontagne’s goal came off a set piece in the first half where she was able to exploit a gap in the Pride’s defense. Her efforts later resulted in a take down in the penalty area that Boychuk finished with a goal from the spot.
It was another clean sheet for keeper Emily Burns, who has surrendered a single goal in 450 minutes of action this year. What impressed her coach against the Pride was her game management.
“She can come through traffic to collect corners and crosses. She didn’t have a lot of shots to handle directly, but always comes up big.”
The win improves the perfect record for Foothills WFC against the Pride to 3-0 in their history and extends Foothills WFC’s regular season undefeated streak to 363 days. The rematch between the teams will be at Mount Royal University’s Stadium Field on July 7th.
Next for Foothills WFC is another trip south, to Santa Clarita, California on Friday to play the Blue Heat, then Sunday afternoon to meet up with the L.A. Galaxy OC.