After a slow start to the game, the Capilano University Blues erupted in the second half – scoring four goals en route to a convincing 4-0 win over the visiting Quest University Kermodes on Saturday afternoon in North Vancouver.
CapU ramped up their play right out of halftime, with forward Catrina Olstom leading the charge. After being denied twice early on, the rookie took advantage of a Kermodes defensive miscue in the 51st minute and made no mistake from close range for her first career PACWEST goal. A few minutes later she pushed her team’s lead to two, as she used her speed to get behind the Quest defense before calmly finding the back of the net.
The Blues kept up the pressure, and Adrianna Babinski made it 3-0 in the 59th minute on a low strike from just inside the 18-yard box. It was the rookie midfielder’s third goal of the week, and her league-leading seventh of the season through eight games played.
Another first-year rounded out the scoring, as a through ball from Cassidy Ludlow bounced and found the head of Claire Ye, who nodded it home for her third goal of the season. The Blues nearly added a few more goals, but Quest keeper Rikki Logan made some strong saves to turn away Cap’s late scoring chances.
Brittney Roussy and Nikki Gerbrandt split the goalkeeping duties for the Blues, combining to earn the clean sheet.
Combined with their 2-0 win over Quest on Thursday night in Squamish, Capilano earned six crucial points in Week 5 of PACWEST play and improves to 3-4-1 and 13 points through eight games. They remain three points back of first place Douglas College, who also won 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.
CapU is back underway next Sunday, October 15 when they travel to take on Langara College in Vancouver. Kick-off goes at 12:00pm at Musqueam Turf.