Both teams fought hard throughout the entire game; however, Laurentian was able to pull off the victory with a 90th-minute goal, putting them up 1-0 to finish the game.
The Voyageurs started off the game strong, and were able to create offensive pressure from the opening whistle. Carleton countered their opponent's attack, and were able to create opportunities from wing play and long crosses into the Voyageurs' box.
Laurentian's strong defensive presence kept any threatening shots away from their net, with the half ending tied at 0.
The second half was dominated by the Ravens, as they maintained possession in the Voyageurs' half for a fair share of the remaining 45 minutes of the game.
Laurentian was able to create a few goal scoring opportunities, but was unable to produce anything until the very last minutes of play.
The Voyageurs earned a throw in deep in the Raven's half, and rookie Heather Gilbert buried an open ball in the back of the Raven's net. Her goal put the Voyageurs up by one, giving them their fourth win of the season, and earning goaltender Richele Greenwood her fourth shutout of the season.
The Laurentian ladies then took to the field against the University of Ottawa GeeGees on Sunday, looking to earn another three points.
The game remained scoreless until the very end of the second half, when the GeeGees found the back of the net at the 90th minute.
Both halves were a fight for possession between the GeeGees and the Voyageurs.
Laurentian was able to create a great scoring opportunity off a corner kick in the first half, when Amanda Norrie gained possession of a free ball at the top of the box and fired a shot at the net. Cynthia Leblanc deflected the shot past the net, stopping the Voyageurs' most prominent opportunity of the half.
Laurentian held off the GeeGees' fast forward line for the entirety of the game, only giving up four shots and three corners kicks. Unfortunately for the Voyageurs, the GeeGees were able to capitalize late in the game, when Corina Jarrett scored, putting the GeeGees up by one to finish the game.
The women now face the Ottawa GeeGees in Ottawa on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m.
Laurentian men beats top-ranked Ravens
The Laurentian Voyageurs men's soccer team was determined to keep three points at home against the Carleton Ravens on Saturday.
Despite giving up the lead early in the second half, the Voyageurs were able to earn the victory when Ian Wolfe scored his second of the game, putting his team up 2-1.
The first half was an equal battle between both teams, with the Voyageurs and Ravens being able to create opportunities within each others attacking thirds.
Laurentian was the first team to put themselves on the board when Wolfe fired a shot past Carleton goalkeeper at the 35th minute of play.
The Ravens were able to put Laurentian under offensive pressure, but they were unable to get any shots in the net in the first 45 minutes of play.
The second half started off well for the Ravens, with Mekonen Lovemore-White scoring the equalizer at the 47th-minute mark. Both teams continued to fight for the remainder of the play, with Carleton taking the upper hand on possession and offensive pressure.
Fortunately for the Voyageurs, the Ravens were unable to capitalize on any of their opportunities. Contrary to their opponents, the Voyageurs were able to find the back to the net, with Wolfe scoring his second of the game at the 70th-minute mark.
The Voyageurs were able to hold onto Wolfe's goal, and earned their fourth win of the season.
The men now face the Carleton Ravens in Ottawa on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m.
Julie Lopez is a sports writer for Laurentian University.