uOttawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team heading to national championships

uOttawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team heading to national championships // L’équipe féminine de soccer des Gee-Gees en route vers les championnats nationaux

uOttawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team heading to national championships. (Click on the photo for a larger version).

The uOttawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team capped off yet another successful regular season with a bronze medal at the provincial championships — good enough to secure the team’s first national championship appearance since 2008.

“We are a playoff team, and we pull it together really well when there’s something on the line. I think our chances are good going into the national competition,” said team captain Brittany Harrison.

Finishing the season with a 12-3-1 and 37 points, the garnet and grey ranked second overall in the OUA conference and led the country in both goals for (57) and goals against (7).

“I think we started off a little slow, but we’re the type of team that gets better and better as the season goes on,” said Harrison.

“This has been a fabulous season for our program, and I think the selection of some of our players to All-Star status reflects that success,” said head coach Steve Johnson, who has been at the helm of the women’s soccer program at uOttawa ever since its inaugural season back in 1996. “I think we’re better than we were last year. I like our team’s chances, and I believe we have the players to match up with the best in the country.”

The Gee-Gees will now compete for a national banner next week at McGill from November 9-13, 2011. The Gee-Gees will open the national competition versus the AUS conference champion on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

*Update
The Gee-Gees won their opening game against Dalhousie this morning and will play in the semi-final at 13:30 on Saturday. Catch the webcast here.

**Second update
The uOttawa Gee-Gees captured the CIS bronze medal with a convincing 2-0 win over tournament host, the McGill Martlets, at Percival Molson Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With yesterday’s heartbreaking loss behind them, the garnet and grey were pleased to finish off the season with a CIS medal.

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