Cowichan Cougars forward Stacey deLusignan battles for the ball ahead of Vic West’s Nicole Mousouliotis Sunday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan Cougars forward Stacey deLusignan battles for the ball ahead of Vic West’s Nicole Mousouliotis Sunday afternoon. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Cowichan women’s soccer winds down for the year

No wins this week for Cowichan women

Div I

After a bye week last week Cowichan FC’s Div. 1 team, sponsored by The Society Barbershop, travelled to Braefoot Park to play Lakehill FC on Sunday afternoon. According to coach Adam Paulson, Cowichan fielded a depleted roster, playing with just eight regulars and three call-ups from the Div. 3 team.

“Cowichan put in a valiant performance but lost 2-0,” Paulson said. “As a coach, it is tough to put your ladies in a position that they aren’t set up to succeed, but our number issues due to injuries and other commitments made it impossible to avoid.”

Paulson said the effort put forth by the players who were there was excellent, as they refused to fold.

“The midfield trio of Cade Smith, Keisha Sampson and Maya Johnston had to run for 90 minutes, barely getting a second to stop, and even though their legs were tired, they never quit running,” said their proud coach. “That drive and determination is why the ladies have had such a successful season and I am excited to see how we finish the season out in the new year.”

Cowichan FC next plays Jan. 22 against Prospect Lake.

Div III

The Cowichan Cobras were set to play Fernwood City Saturday evening but that game will be rescheduled. The Cobras play next on Jan. 14 against JDF FC.

Over 30

The Cowichan Cougars hosted Vic West FC at the Sherman Road turf after two weeks off thanks to a bye week and then snow. Despite their long rest and recovery period, the result was similar to past results against Vic West, however, as the Cougars fell 4-2. The Cougars now have an even longer break to regroup as the team doesn’t suit up again until Jan. 22 against Castaways.

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