Women’s Thunderbirds lose to York, but get their first goal


After getting blanked 1-0 against the York University Lions on Saturday afternoon at Superior Heights, the Algoma University Thunderbirds women’s soccer team was back in action for a rematch against York on Sunday afternoon.

The Thunderbirds did not get a win on Sunday afternoon, but they finally scored a goal!

On Sunday afternoon at Superior Heights, the Algoma University Thunderbirds women’s soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to the York University Lions at Superior Heights.

The Thunderbirds, who entered Sunday afternoon’s game with a record of 0 wins, 10 losses and 1 tie, also had no goals on the season.

Kiyani Johnson opened the scoring at the 37:00 mark of the game, putting the Lions up 1-0.

Farkhunda Muhtaj had an assist on what would be Johnson’s first goal of the season.

Johnson would then get her second goal of the afternoon at the 51:00 mark of the game, giving the Lions a two goal lead.

Kalifornia Mitchell, who had the Lions only goal in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Algoma, had an assist on Johnson’s second goal of the game.

Christiana Morelli scored her fifth goal of the season just two minutes later, putting the Lions up by three.

Six minutes after Morelli’s goal, it would be Stephanie Lamanna getting her first goal of the season, giving the Lions a 4-0 lead.

The Thunderbirds would then get their first goal of the 2018 season at the 90:00 mark of the game, courtesy of Mia Giuliano’s first goal of the season from Anna Glasgow.

Lions goalkeeper Tamara Orlando made 1 save for the win Khadyja Claxton gave up 4 goals on 20 shots in the Thunderbirds loss.

The women’s Thunderbirds will now head to St. Catherine’s for their final road trip of the season, beginning this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., when they take on the Brock Badgers at Varsity Soccer Field.

Matt Stefano
Matt had graduated from Sault College in the General Arts and Sciences program in 2011 and has been working in the sports field ever since. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native has worked as an Athletics Assistant in the Sault College Athletics Department during his final year of school in 2011. After graduating, Stefano worked for two years at the George Leach Centre from 2011-2013 for the Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Basketball Games as an Athletics Assistant. From 2013 on, Stefano has been working as the Soo Thunderbirds communications person and has also been volunteering with Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie since 2014, doing Soo Thunderbirds TV Segments.