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UB women’s soccer falls to Ontario NDC

Women’s soccer loses a close one to Canadian development team

<p>UB women's soccer is now 1-1 in the spring season.</p>

UB women's soccer is now 1-1 in the spring season.

UB women’s soccer (1-1, 0-0 MAC) fell 0-1 to Ontario NDC Sunday afternoon in a spring season match at the Murchie Family Fieldhouse. The game was evenly matched through all three periods, but Ontario NDC ultimately walked away with the best look of the day. 

Ontario NDC (National Developmental Centre) is a team made up of the best female youth players from the province of Ontario, Canada. The girls playing are in and out of the Canadian national team pools, where they play together against other provinces.  

In the first period, UB’s fifth-year goalkeeper Rebecca Winslow started in net. Her tip stopped the ball from sneaking under the upper bar early in the first. Later on, a diving save by Winslow kept the game at a deadlock with four minutes remaining in the first. The Bulls were strong in possession in the first but lacked that final entry into the opponent’s third needed to break the tie. The first 30 minutes ended with the game at 0-0

The second period began with sophomore Lexie Thompson taking over goalkeeper duties. The middle period was more of the same: both teams were matched in possession, but neither could finish inside the box. 

That was until Ontario NDC broke the tie with a grounded cross which found its way into the back of the net. The goal scored by forward Mikayla Coore-Pascal broke the tie with just five minutes remaining in the period, which ended with UB trailing 0-1. 

Winslow reestablished her place in net for the final 30 minutes of the final period. While the Bulls showed signs of life, it wasn’t enough to level the game. Sophomore midfielder Laiken Kieser tested Ontario goalkeeper Noelle Henning, but to no avail. 

The full-time whistle blew, signaling the Bulls first loss of the spring season. 

Head Coach Shawn Burke gave player-of-the-game recognition to Rebecca Winslow for her five saves and zero goals allowed. 

UB’s next game will again be against Canisius University at Murchie Family Fieldhouse on Wednesday. Kick off is at 7 p.m.

Evan is an assistant sports editor at the Spectrum and can be reached at


Evan Hilbert is an assistant sports editor at The Spectrum. He also is a three-season student-athlete with UB’s DI cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track team. He’s a fan of the Milwaukee Bucks, Newcastle United F.C., and the Buffalo Bills. 



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