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Lady Freemen Find Scoring Touch to Win

Providence scores 2 in win over CMU after 5 consecutive scoreless games

Lady Freemen coach Emily Janke kept reiterating to her young squad that if they stuck to the system the goals would eventually come. After five games of scoreless play the team finally started to gel on the offensive side of the pitch and reaped the rewards of dedication and hard work by earning a 2-1 win over the Central Mennonite University Blazers on Saturday afternoon.

The game started with CMU and Providence exchanging opportunities. However it was a feisty Blazers squad that came away with the first goal that left Providence fans wondering if their Lady Freemen would have an answer. The half finished with Providence building up numerous attacks but still remaining unable to finish. However, the second half started with a different looking Providence side, as they were able to make better scoring opportunities for themselves. Dana Van Dijk then broke the scoreless streak for the Lady Freemen as she put away a ball off a pass from midfielder Melanie Warkentine. Warkentine then set up another Lady Freemen goal as she set up Amanda Franz for Providence’s second and final goal to take a 2-1 lead. Providence then remained in control of the play in a half that saw few counter-attacks from the visiting Blazers squad.

Coach Janke was excited to see her team use the home pitch to find their scoring touch. She was also able to leave the pitch confident that this re-found scoring touch will stick with the team throughout the rest of the season.

“The girls, myself included, all left the field so happy with the game,” Coach Janke said. “First off it was so great to get a win, the ladies really deserved it. Secondly, it was encouraging to see us finish some of the chances we created. We have really been struggling with finishing lately so I think it was great for the girls to see that they have that ability to score.”

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