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Lee scores first career goal in Wesmen loss at TRU

Freshman Mya Lee scored her first career goal for the Winnipeg Wesmen Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics)
Freshman Mya Lee scored her first career goal for the Winnipeg Wesmen Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics)

The Winnipeg Wesmen women's soccer team will look to Kelowna, B.C. in search of points from the weekend after suffering a setback Saturday in Kamloops.

Freshman Mya Lee scored her first career goal, but the Wesmen dropped a 6-1 decision to the host Thompson Rivers Wolfpack in a Canada West conference game Saturday afternoon.

Lee forced a turnover in the middle of the field, took a few steps and struck from 25 yards out, lofting her shot over the head of a leaping Danielle Robertson for her first goal in a Wesmen uniform.

Unfortunately for the Wesmen, they were playing from behind from early on.

Chantal Gammie scored twice and Katherine Walkley added a third goal all in the first 16 minutes of the game to put the Wesmen (0-7-4) behind. Camryn Curts added a goal in the 35th minute and Gammie finished her hat trick with a goal in the 37th to put TRU (3-7-1) up 5-0.

Jollee Perrier, in the 88th minute, rounded out the scoring.

"We are disappointed. To Thompson Rivers credit, as soon as the whistle blew they were on fire. Everything they hit went in," Wesmen head coach Amy Anderson said. "They had the momentum in the first half.

"... The nice thing was we didn't give up. It is a learning game as well. If you score a couple of goals in the first ten minutes you can come back. I said that to them at the half. I had a belief we could do that. To the credit of the players coming off the bench, they had some good energy and they were ready to play. The score doesn't reflect how we want to play this weekend. We have to keep going."

Madison Fordyce, who came into the match leading the Canada West in saves, added nine more saves to her total and now has a conference-leading 74.

Robertson needed just one save to get credit for the win.

The Wesmen will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon and a contest with the UBC-Okanagan Heat in Kelowna. The match starts at 3 p.m. CT and can be seen live on canadawest.tv

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