On Sunday, October 13, Trent University is scheduled to host Nipissing University’s women’s soccer team, in OUA action that will see a Glengarrian featured on the roster of each squad. Cameron Brodie is a third-year midfielder with the Lakers, while Brooke Lapierre is a rookie midfielder on the Excalibur side.
When the teams met last month in North Bay, the Lakers prevailed 4-0.
Nipissing enters play this week ranked third in the East Division, with a 6-4 record, while Trent is sixth, at 4-6-1, currently holding the final playoff berth.
Two young Glengarry women are first-year members of university soccer teams. Sara Carriere, a graduate of le Relais, is with the Concordia Stingers, while Brooke Lapierre, who graduated from GDHS, has cracked the roster of the Trent Excalibur.
Carriere’s Stingers started their schedule with some exhibition action in Maine last month, beating Fort Kent Maine University 7-0 and Moncton University 4-2. Of the experience living and training in Montreal, she says, “Concordia is definitely my place.”
It’s been a tough start for the ladies in league play. They opened with a 10-0 thrashing at the hands of Laval, then tied UQTR 1-1 before falling to Bishop’s 2-1 on September 6. Next action is set for September 13 at Sherbrooke.
Trent has hit the soccer pitch just twice so far and remains unbeaten in OUA action. The Peterborough-based university tied Carleton 1-1 and beat Laurentian 2-0. The Excalibur are scheduled to play today versus Ottawa.
Lapierre is taking a joint major in forensic science and psychology at Trent. Playing as a midfielder, she saw action in the game versus Laurentian.
The county also has Cameron Brodie as a third-year midfielder with the Nipissing University Lakers who are 2-0 so far this season.