Rookie midfielder Maya Gabruch scored twice one minute apart to lead her University of Saskatchewan Huskies to a 2-0 win over provincial rival the University of Regina Cougars on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.
The Kinesiology student from Saskatoon entered the match in the 29th minute and tallied her goals in the 68th and 69th minutes. Both were tap ins on cross plays. The first ball was sent in by fellow rookie Taneil Gay and the second by fourth-year Leesa Eggum.
With the win, the Huskies improve to 5-3-2, while the Cougars drop to 2-5-3. The two rivals played to a 1-1 tie in Regina on Friday.
Saskatchewan dominated the play in the majority of the match and had a golden opportunity to open the scoring early on a penalty kick in the 14th minute. But Regina keeper Kacey McFee stopped the Jessica Bradford shot.
Saskatchewan had three more near-goals in the first half. With pressure in front of the net, Rebecca Weckworth had an opportunity with a left foot shot but McFee was able to stop it. Just seconds later, Eggum sent a shot above the crossbar. In added time of the first half, Eggum sent a header just over the cross bar.
The Cougars best chance of the match came on a free kick 30-yards out. Huskie keeper Kyleigh Vause got a hand on the Brianna Wright ball to send it over the net.
McFee finished the match making eight saves for the Cougars, while Vause stopped two for the Huskies. Saskatchewan outshot the Cougars 23-3.