CALGARY, AB - The Dinos were unable to take a second victory in their double-header weekend and fell 3-1 to the Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday afternoon. This is their first loss on home turf since 2013.
The beginning of the game looked promising when it took only took five minutes for the DInos to take the lead after a bar-down header from the goal line by #24Mollee Ramsay, with the assist off #19 Dominica Wronski.
Husky's Erica Parenteau tried to close the deficit with a wide-open kick from the left side of the 18, but it would go over the crossbar and the ball was once again the Dinos'.
"She had her hands full because they play a different shape, in mid-field with numbers, and she did well and has put points on the board," said Head CoachTroye Flannery.
"She's a leader, and you can't fault Mollee's intent."
Calgary dominated the Husky territory for majority of the half, but a scramble in front of the net in the 18th minute gave #5 Meagan Manson the opportunity to drive the ball from the top-right of the six to the centre of the net, tying the game 1-1.
The Dinos would trail for the first time in the game when #4 Jenelle Zapski carried the ball into the net from inside the six off a cross from teammate Kelly Cerkwoniak in the 39th minute.
They would keep the Huskies at bay for the rest of the first, but both Ramsay and Flannery agreed the second half was their best.
"The second-half performance was on our front foot and we did very well [and] probably generated enough opportunities to certainly make a game of it," he said.
The Huskies would continue to paw their way through the game with a goal by #15 Erica Hindmarsh in the top left corner over the hand of goalkeeper Samantha Chang-Foidl from a chip at the 25-yard mark.
It almost looked like a fourth goal for the Huskies when #4 Jenelle Zapski drove up the right and drilled the ball at Chang-Foidl, but a hit to the crossbar kept the Dinos in a two-goal deficit.
"We gave up three disgraceful goals," said Flannery.
A 3-1-0 record leaves the Dinos first in the East of Canada West and maintaining 10th in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport standings.
The Dinos' next matchup is away at the University of Manitoba on September 26 when they take on the Bisons.
"I don't think we played to our standard, so that's always tough to deal with," said Ramsay. "I think that we haven't really had any adversity to deal with and this was kind of a wake-up call."