CALGARY, ALTA. (Oct. 26, 2018) - The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women's soccer team ended a long drought Friday morning.
Vicki Noronha scored off a free kick from just outside the box in the 81st minute to give her Kodiaks a 2-1 victory over the King's University Eagles in their Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Soccer Championship quarter-final match - giving the post-secondary their first post-season win in 26 years.
Lethbridge will now move to Saturday morning's semifinal game against the host SAIT Trojans at 9:30am at Cohos Commons Field.
In their season series this past year, the Kodiaks fell to SAIT in both games - falling 3-0 on Sept. 8 and 4-1 on Sept. 30.
In Friday's game, it was the Kodiaks who struck first after being awarded a penalty kick following a play when one of their players was tripped up in the box. Sydney Hope took the ensuing penalty, and beat King's goalkeeper Hannah Kui.
Twelve minutes later, the roles were reversed as it would be King's who would awarded a penalty kick after one of their players was found to be taken down in the box.
Aimee Tiemstra made no mistake to tie the game.
Lethbridge controlled much of the play in the second half, and finally scored the go-ahead goal when Noronha deposited a free kick into the top right corner of the net.
Kodiaks goalkeeper Brittany Klein was named Player of the Game after making a handful of key saves. Tiemstra earned the Eagles' Player of the Game nod.