Rattlers Roll at Home

The SAIT Trojans headed east from Lethbridge to play their second game in two games, this time at the Medicine Hat College Rattlers Pitch. The Rattlers played to a scoreless draw the day before against Olds and hoped for an even better result today. The Rattlers showed this in a very hot start with early chances coming off the foot of Maisa Rebello. Her skill on the ball propelled her to gain several opportunities. The Rattlers Continued to press with both Rebello and Shelby Bach generating shots. This lead to multiple corner kicks. Kaylei Hole came up from her back line position to finish off a Jadyn Fode corner. This put the Rattlers up 1-0 15 minutes into the game. This did not slow the home side as just 10 minutes later Jadyn Fode curled a corner kick just inside the back post. This seemed to wake up SAIT a bit as they came back down the field to generate 3 chances. Goaltender Amanda Oevering and defender Jadyn Fode, continually shut down the attack. As the half entered the later stages, SAIT's pressure increased and the half time whistle blew without further incident. The home side Rattlers held on to a 2-0 lead entering the break.

The second half started off looking much different than the first. SAIT was controlling the play early and was able to keep the Rattlers hemmed in their end. This did not result in any particularly good chances as the Rattlers were collapsing back to prevent any good chances. As the first 10 minutes ticked by the play began to even out again. The Rattlers pressure seemed to generate a scoring chance every time they got the ball deep in SAIT's end. The Trojans never seemed to generate good scoring opportunities on their trips down the floor. The Rattlers started to again control the pace and play in the midfield. This resulted in more and more time ticking off the clock without allowing SAIT to have any great chances. The Rattlers burned more time off until the final whistle where they emerged victorious 2-0.

This was a huge momentum building moment as the Women have tied two nationally ranked teams and won this last game with a clean sheet against a high powered team. With the season moving closer to playoffs this put the Rattlers in a good position for the second season.

The ACAC Players of the game were for SAIT, Jade Evans. And for the MHC Rattlers it was Captain and all star Kaylei Hole.