Burnaby, B.C - The Simon Fraser University Clan women’s soccer team lost a close game at home this even after being shut out by the Saint Martin’s University Saints by a score of 1-0 at Terry Fox Field. SFU falls to 1-6-0 on the year (0-5-0 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference) while SMU improves to 1-6-2 (1-4-0 in the GNAC) this season.
Jessica Hadden had two shots on goal early for SFU in the first half but both were stopped SMU goalkeeper Ashley Engel. The Saints were able to get their first shot of the game ten minutes into the half but Clan goalkeeper Amelia Ng (Richmond, BC) was there to make the save for the Clan. Both teams went into halftime scoreless with SFU outshooting the Saints by a nine to two margin.
In the 62nd minute of play, Sasha Dini broke the deadlock to give Saint Martin’s the lead. Dini scored with a shot from in tight for her first goal of the season. The goal stood up for the game winning goal as the Saints shut down the Clan the rest of the way, holding on for the 1-0 victory.
Shots between the two teams were even at ten apiece. SMU took seven corner kicks to five for Simon Fraser. Ng made five saves in the loss for SFU. Engel was relieved in the second half by Gina Cardenas. The two goalkeepers combined to make five saves in the shutout.
Next up, SFU travels to Monmouth, Oregon to take on Western Oregon University this Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM.