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Women's Soccer - Queen's at Laurier - OUA Champions 20111106

Photos of the Queen's University Women's Soccer team versus the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the OUA Gold Medal game at University Stadium in Waterloo, ON on November 6, 2011.

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By Shawn MacDonald - Queen's Sports Information

The No. 4 Gaels and No. 5 Golden Hawks decided the OUA women's soccer championship in penalty kicks after no goals were scored in regulation or extra time. The Gaels would convert on all five penalty kick attempts to take the 2011 OUA women's soccer championship. This is the Gaels fifth OUA championship and first since 2002.

Early on in the match Jacqueline Tessier of Winnipeg got the first chance of the game as she split two defenders and managed a quick shot on net. Laurier starting keeper Mallory Woeller of Kinburn, Ont. handled the ball easily for the save. Minutes later OUA East MVP RIley Filion of Alexandria, Ont. deflected a shot on goal that was again stopped by Woeller.

Tessier broke in alone after a bounce off of a Laurier defender and attempted to chip the ball past the keeper, the ball just slid wide to the right of the goal. The Gaels would continue to push for the opening score as OUA East Rookie of the Year Jessie De Boer of North Vancouver, B.C. headed a shot over just over the bar in her first attempt on goal in the game.

Laurier came right back with a breakaway from Alyssa Lagonia of Kitchener, Ont. who fired a shot right at Gaels starting keeper Chantel Marson of London, Ont. who grabbed and held on for the save giving up no extra chance on the play.

The Golden Hawks continued to keep the pressure coming on a mad fury of chances, Marson made one save before the Golden Hawks rattled a shot off the post on a second chance. The Gaels would clear and the score remained 0-0.

Tessier and Jessica Carter of Waterloo, Ont. started to showing the physicality of the match when after getting tangled up Tessier was given a yellow card.

Soon after Nicole Currie of Aurora, Ont. was given a yellow for Laurier and the Gaels were awarded free kick just outside the box, however the Gaels were unable to capitalize.

In the second half, the Golden Hawks thought they took a 1-0 lead but the play was ruled offside on the deflection off of a free kick.

Off of a hand ball on Laurier the Gaels were awarded a free kick from the right side of the goal outside the box but De Boer's shot went sailing wide as no Gael or Golden Hawk could track it down. Minutes later Chantal McFetridge of Kelowna, B.C. came up with the ball in front of the Laurier goal making a slick drop to an open Alexis McKinty of Burlington, Ont. who fired the shot on goal. Woeller made the save for Laurier keeping the game scoreless.

A through ball was led to Tessier who brought the ball in down the left side and chipped it out in front but Woeller took it out of harm's way. Tessier would leave the field just before the final minute in regulation due to injury. After a scoreless regulation the game then headed to extra time.

In extra time the two teams tightened up their defensive games limiting chances. The Gaels closest chance for a goal came on a free kick from Mikyla Kay of Vancouver that sailed wide.

In the second half of extra time the Golden Hawks had the ball in close but were called for a collision with Gaels keeper Marson. The Gaels took one final shot with a free kick from centre but were unable to break the scoreless game.

The game went to penalty kicks and after Marson stopped the second Laurier shooter the Gaels held the advantage with one shooter remaining. Melissa Jung of Mississauga, Ont. converted and secured the Gaels fifth provincial championship and first since 2002.

"My keeper made it a lot easier for me and put less pressure on me" said defender Jung. "I just had to concentrate focus on my technique and just slot it."

Penalty kicks:
1. Rybicki - Goal
2. Kay - Goal
3. Shaw - Goal
4. McKinty - Goal
5. Jung - Goal

1. Goal
2. Miss
3. Goal
4. Goal
5. Goal

Joining the Gaels and Golden Hawks in the CIS Championships next weekend at McGill will be the third place Ottawa Gee Gees who beat McMaster 4-0 earlier in the day.
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