Island Orthotics Curling Rangers’ Hannah Bradbury, right, and Veitch Physiotherapy’s Denise Dewling compete for possession of the ball during their game played at the Wellington Street Sports Complex Wednesday. — Star photo by Geraldine Brophy
When Veitch Physiotherapy scored goals to end the first half and begin the second, everything looked well in control during their Corner Brook Women’s Soccer League match against the Island Orthotics Curling Rangers.
But the Rangers fired back almost immediately, then struck for the eventual winner not long after at the Wellington Street Sports Complex on Wednesday night.
Katie Arnott buried two goals for the Rangers, while Hannah Connolly netted the game-clincher in the 3-2 win.
Janine Gillis and Steph Drover provided the offence for the losing side.
Arnott was first on the board, scoring at the 12-minute mark for the Rangers.
But Gillis struck in the 45th minute to send the game to the half tied at one.
Drover booted one home in the first minute of the second half to give the physio girls the 2-1 edge and all the momentum.
It didn’t last long, however, as Arnott’s second of the night in the 48th knotted the game again.
Connolly’s goal came in the 60th minute and stood up as the difference-maker.
The win bumped the Rangers into first place in the league standings at 7-1-0, ahead of the 6-0-0 Under-18 squad. The physio girls dropped to 2-4-0, ahead of the Health and Performance Shamrocks’ mark of 2-5-0. Clancy’s FC stand at 1-2-0, with the Shoppers West Hawks bringing up the rear at 0-6-0.
*** Edited July 10 ***