Humber’s women’s varsity team destroyed the George Brown Huskies 6-0 on a cold and rainy afternoon at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ont.
The Hawks started its decisive victory Thursday early in the game when midfielder Hayley Mackie netted the first goal at the seven-minute mark.
It was all in the numbers: 34 shots by the Hawks, two by the Huskies; no saves required by keeper Vanessa Fiore, compared to Kelsey-Jane Lamprecht’s 12; and nine corners by Humber compared to two by George Brown.
The Huskies tightened their defence after the first goal and put up a valiant fight, denying the Hawks the ability to extend its lead.
That is, until the 40th minute.
Midfielder Elysia Prasad added to Humber’s lead by breaking George Brown’s defensive line and scored a goal.
Moments later just before the first half ended on injury time, striker Rebecca Spratt destroyed all hopes for George Brown to make a comeback by scoring the third goal of the game setting the score to 3-0.
The second half of the game was an exercise of total domination for the Hawks.
Humber made many attempts, pressuring the Huskies’ defence by pressing the net and at the 60th minute, Claudia Piazza scored making it 4-0.
Piazza also scored the 5th goal just 10 minutes later.
Forward Megan Voutour scored the sixth and final goal of the game in the 89th minute, completing the Hawks rout of the Huskies.
“Anytime you get a ‘W’ in this league it’s always a good thing,” said Humber Women’s varsity head coach Vince Pileggi.
He said he thinks the league is much better this year and notes the depth and quality among all college teams.
“The score is not an indication of how difficult George Brown was to play against,” said Pileggi. He said his team’s experience is the key to their victory.
The coach praised all his players for doing their part but said Piazza was the catalyst this game.
Humber co-head coach Mauro Ongaro said weather conditions was something players needed to get accustomed to.
“It doesn’t get too much better than this, when you’re at Sudbury at the end of October these are the type of conditions you are going to have,” Ongaro said.