RMC's winning eleven

Major accolades are due to the cadets at Royal Military College -- the Paladins women's soccer team scored their first playoff win in the program's four-year history yesterday, knocking off Queen's 2-0 in an OUA first-round game in what can only be called a massive upset.

Heather MacLellan (from Kingston!) and Melanie Ross scored the goals, while 'keeper Erica Pessotto came up with a big save right before intermission when the score was 0-0 (none of that nil-nil stuff here). The Paladins the first CIS women's team in school history to reach the playoffs, let alone win a post-season game. It's the first playoff win for any RMC team since 2001. Not to write them off for the OUA quarter-final against No. 1-ranked Ottawa on Saturday, but this probably was the national championship for coach Chad Beaulieu's program.

The RMC players are cadets and students first; sports is not a high priority even by CIS standards. Just yesterday, in fact, the Paladins men's basketball team had to call off a pre-season trip to Winnipeg due to commitments on campus. So a win like this is big.

Paladins stun Gaels; RMC ousts last year's national silver medallists (Brock Harrison, Kingston Whig-Standard)
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1 comment:

  1. Minor correction:
    RMC was actually 1-nil up at the halftime break, after MacLellan scored in the third minute of play.

    Pessotto did make a big save to keep RMC ahead going into the halftime break.

    Thanks for the support!