CORNER BROOK The Hawks have become a bit of a hard-luck team in the Corner Brook Molson Women’s Soccer League this year.
Now winless in six games so far, usually by a margin of more than a couple of goals, they’re the kind of team the other teams might look forward to playing.
And they are — but just not because of anything to do with wins and losses.
“We hear a lot of positives about them,” said Veitch’s Physio’s Dayna Dewling. “They’re keeping their spirits up and they’re a hard-working team. We’re all so pumped there’s a fifth team in the league, we’re just happy they’re here and they want to play.”
Dewling scored once at Wellington Street Sports Complex on Monday night as her physio girls shut down the Hawks 4-0.
Diane Noseworthy, Janine Gillis and Julie Robbins also scored, with Robbins’ goal coming in the second half after she spent the first half earning the official goalkeeping victory between the pipes.
Sporting a 3-0 lead at half-time, the physio girls were able to plot out a deliberate plan of attack for the majority of the contest.
“We had a chance to make some really good plays and we just focused on keeping the ball settled down,” said Dewling. “We were able to do a lot of things we’ve practiced ... sometimes when you’re playing at such a fast pace, we might get caught up in the moment and we don’t get to use the things we’ve worked on in practice.
“Tonight we were able to do that.”
Dewling’s goal, her second in two games, was a solid finish in front of the net on a pretty play from Gillis.
“It was a really nice cross from Jay,” she said. “Jen Lombard told me to get in there and I probably wouldn’t have run as fast, so it was good motivation to get me going. I got there in the knick of time and put it right up in the top left corner, so I was happy it went in.”
The following are summaries from Sunday’s games:
Veitch’s Physio 1, Island Orthotics Curling Rangers 0
Dewling had the lone goal in the contest as the physio girls blanked the Rangers.
Catherine Shears recorded the clean sheet.
Bud Light Shamrocks 5, Under-16s 2
Erica Giradin had a hat trick, while Melissa Noftall and Jenna McWhirter contributed single markers for the first-place Shamrocks in the win.
Jade Regular had both goals for the losing side.
The Shamrocks are now 5-1-1 on the year to lead the standings, with the Under-16s behind them at 4-3-0. The physio girls jumped to third place with a 3-2-1 record, while the Rangers are in fourth at 3-3-0. The Hawks are 0-6-0.