A day to remember for UTM soccer – Women's Division 1 Soccer: UTM 2 UTSC 0

UTM womens division 1 soccer won 2-0 over UTSC after a blowout performance. The victory, UTMs second over UTSC in a year, meant that the team finished the 2009-2010 season as undefeated returning champions, with 25 goals for and four goals against.

Were putting the team back on a winning streak, said midfielder Rashmi Benawra.

Nicole DiNardo, a third-year student in the Accounting Specialist program, scored in the first ten minutes of the final game from midfielder

Rashmi Benwaras airborne pass. The goal was called back because of a linesman who issued UTSC a goal kick.

The almost non-existent UTSC presence in the game was dulled further by UTM student Erin Doanes goal in the second half.

I thought we were dominating the entire game, said Doane, a returning midfielder and second-year student in the Art and Art History program.

[Having a 2-0 advantage] calmed down our team, said Benwara.

The championship win marks the seven game winning streak for the undefeated womens division 1 team this year.

I never doubted that we would win, said UTM goalie Karina Nowysz, a third-year Political Science student. Karina joined the team this year along with rookie defender and first year management student Sarah Elkami.

I enjoyed every minute of this season, said graduate Samantha Ushedo. The final game [was my favorite moment], when the mascot ran onto the field and hugged Nadia Piotto after she scored the first goal.

Piotto scored the first goal of the championship game, from a left-footed strike ten yards above centre, with only seconds to spare before the end of first half.

We need to continue this intensity, said coach Rob Brown, who led the UTM team last year to win their first championship in over a decade.

UTM came out with a passion unmatched by their play in any of their previous games. They wanted to win, they came out with intensity and they finished what they started out to do.

The championship win marks the seven game winning streak for the undefeated womens division 1 team this year.