Manitoba Bisons Soccer Defeat Wesmen in Duckworth Challenge

Manitoba Bisons Soccer Defeat Wesmen in Duckworth Challenge

Megan Graca - Manitoba Bisons
U of M Bisons’ midfielder Megan Graca battles Wesmen defender Danielle
Bulloch in the Duckworth Challenge on Saturday, September 13, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
Sarah Haiko - Manitoba Bisons
Bisons’ defender Sarah Haiko in action on Saturday against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

The Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer team put up a win Saturday night against the rival Winnipeg Wesmen to win the Duckworth Challenge.

The Bisons defeated the Wesmen 2-0 at the U of M Turf Fields, with rookie Jasmine Flett scoring one of the two goals for the Herd.

“Great performance. Jasmine earned the opportunity to be on the roster today. She had an amazing training week and that shows that the competition on our team is strong and all our players are fighting for spots,” said Bisons head coach Vanessa Martinez Lagunas.

Manitoba now moves to 2-1-0 while the Wesmen fall to 0-3-0.

Manitoba’s go-ahead goal was scored by Selina Speranza. Daniella Scerbo and Bruna Mavignier were good for two assists.

The Bisons now head to the road for two weeks, playing one game next weekend against Grant MacEwan in Edmonton on Sunday, September 21. Kickoff is 1 p.m. CT. Winnipeg will play their next game against Grant MacEwan as well, one day earlier at 12 p.m. CT.

— With files from John Gaudes, Bison Sports


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