Saints burned by Flames 0
Wet fields drove the Portage Collegiate Institute Saints and St. Mary's Flames to face off in Winnipeg.
There was a downpour of a different sort at the city field, as the Flames bombarded the Saints to the tune of 7-0.
Once again, Katie Hannah stood tall in net, stopping as many shots as she was able to.
"Katie Hannah played really well in goal again. Without her, the score would have been much greater than it was," said head coach Tom Henry, who also lauded Shae Miller for strong defensive play.
Henry said the Flames were all over the Saints from start to finish, getting touches on the ball all over the field and playing keepaway from PCI.
"We had the wind advantage in the first half and we were hoping to (pressure their) defence to get some good shots on goal, but that didn't happen," said Henry. "The team we played against tonight were very, very good. They controlled the ball well and were beating us to the ball all the time.
"Even defence, they were beating us to the ball and getting some great shots on goal.
"Unfortunately, we couldn't muster any offence to get some quality shots on goal."
The Saints will look to tighten up with less pressure when they host Brandon for an exhibition game Saturday.
"If at all possible, we'll try to beat the other team to the ball, which wasn't happening tonight," said Henry. "Hopefully we can get on the winning side Saturday.
"This is all new to us. We're playing against some very, very tough competition."
PCI will conclude its regular season against host Fort Richmond next Thursday.