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Providence Soccer Teams Have Successful Weekend


Another busy weekend was on tap for the Providence soccer teams this past weekend. On Saturday, the Red River Rebels paid a visit to Otterburne in MCAC action. The women were first up as Providence put their undefeated season in the MCAC on the line. From the start of the match, it was obvious they were not ready to lose their first game. With a balanced attack, Providence gave the home crowd a lot to cheer about shutting out Red River 5-0. MCAC scoring leader Brianna Plett scored as well as Breanna Mahara with her first of the season. Annemarie Kaethler, Melanie Warkentin, and Brittany Heaman also chipped in with a goal a piece.
The women were back on the field Sunday as they traveled to CMU to take on the Blazers. The high scoring from Providence continued against CMU as they were able to net 5 goals again in a 5-1 victory. Another game that saw 5 different scorers including Karly Chamberlin, Michelle Watson, Elena Rempel, Kate Osadchuk, and Brianna Plett.
Coach Giancarlo Calla comments after his teams wins: “I was proud of the way we started off this weekend. I thought we had a lot of intensity which was something we were hoping from the team. I thought we did a really good job finding space and finding the passing lanes. We also did a lot better job finishing. The obvious goal was to win our games this weekend but ultimately we wanted to improve and I thought we accomplished that. We are putting ourselves in a good position for the remainder of the season.” 
The men were also in action on Saturday playing Red River. In front of a large crowd, the teams put on an exciting game from the start. Red River put a lot of pressure on the Providence defense as well as disrupting their usually sound offense. With goals from Mario Giesbrecht and Norvin Campos in the first half, Providence still didn’t feel comfortable with the 2-0 lead at halftime. In the second half, goalkeeper Colm Burke made 2 outstanding reflex saves to keep the momentum on the home teams side. Brendan Wiens added the third goal of the game and that is the way it finished.
“Overall I am happy we won 3-0 but I know we can play better and we will need to play better when we face the same team in the MCAC semi-finals.”
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