The Providence Pilots women’s soccer team captured the third spot at last weekend’s National Christian Colleges Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division II National Tournament.

Having made the 31-hour bus journey from Winnipeg to South Carolina, the Pilots first faced Grace Christian University in one of the semi-finals. First-year midfielder Kristy Yashuk quickly scored, putting Providence up 1-0.

With Grace having scored twice to take a 2-1 lead into the break, third-year defender Amelia Reimer equalized for Providence off a corner kick in the second half. Their opponents, however, attacked relentlessly and proceeded to score three unanswered goals en route to a 5-2 win.

Grace quickly responded taking a 2-1 lead. After some back and forth between the two teams, Grace held their lead achieving a 5-2 win over Providence.

Despite the Pilots disappointment at not making it to the championship match, they collected themselves and beat Randall University 2-1 in their third-place game. Lindsey Dueck and Katerina Cook were the goal-scorers for Providence.

After this victory, head coach Tory Walker praised his team’s resilience: “We came together at the end of August and never stopped getting better, which shows what type of characters we have on this team. We gained some valuable experience this year.” Walker says their primary goal was to make it to Nationals and he was happy to have done it.

Graduating senior Doro Schulz has played in the Nationals for two successive years. She indicates this was a highlight of her time player soccer at Providence, “It has been fantastic being able to walk alongside the girls and see how much they have grown over the past few months and years,” she said. “I am grateful for the many experiences God has given me by being a part of this team”.

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Wednesday, December 12th

WWHSHL
SRSS 2 Kildonan East 1 (SO)

WHSHL
Vincent Massey 7 SRSS 2

HTJHL
St. Adolphe at Grunthal, 8 p.m.

MJHL
Showcase
@ Seven Oaks Arena in Wpg
Selkirk 5 Swan Valley 4 (OT)
Portage 4 Dauphin 3
Virden 2 Steinbach 1 (OT)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Wpg Wild 4 Pembina Valley 1
Wpg Thrashers 5 Central Plains 1
Southwest 7 Parkland 0

NHL
Vegas 3 N.Y. Islanders 2
Chicago 6 Pittsburgh 3
Calgary 6 Philadelphia 5 (OT)
Dallas at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

NBA
Brooklyn 127 Philadelphia 124
Boston 130 Washington 125 (OT)
Indiana 113 Milwaukee 97
Cleveland 113 New York 106
Charlotte 108 Detroit 107
New Orleans 118 Oklahoma City 114
Memphis 92 Portland 83
Dallas 114 Atlanta 107
Utah 111 Miami 84
Minnesota at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Toronto at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 13th

CSHL
La Broquerie at Lac du Bonnet, 8:30 p.m.

HTJHL
Lorette at Mitchell, 8 p.m.
Springfield vs Red River
@ St. Jean, 8 p.m.

U17 Midget Prep Hockey League
Eastman vs Interlake
@ Stonewall, 7 p.m.

NHL
Los Angeles at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Arizona at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Florida at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

NFL
L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, 7:20 p.m.

NBA
L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Orlando, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m.

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