(SYDNEY, N.S.) The host and top-seeded Cape Breton Capers have earned their spot in Sunday's championship final of the Subway AUS Women's Soccer Championship with a 2-0 win over the no. 6 seed Memorial Sea-Hawks.
The U SPORTS no. 2-ranked Capers are defending AUS champions and national silver medallists.
The Sea-Hawks entered the tournament as the sixth-seeded team and upset the no. 3-ranked Dalhousie Tigers, earning a 4-0 win in yesterday's quarterfinals.
Cape Breton's Madison Goodlife (Mississauga, Ont.) opened the scoring just two minutes into the game with what would stand as the eventual game-winner.
Two-time AUS MVP Ciera Disipio (Ottawa, Ont.) added an insurance goal off a goal-mouth scramble in the 26th minute. The Capers outshot the Sea-Hawks 10-2 in the first half and Cape Breton went into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
The second half was a scoreless affair as the Capers defended their lead to come away with a 2-0 win.
Disipio was named Subway Player of the Game with six shots on goal and one goal.
Memorial's first team AUS all-star keeper Sydney Walsh was named player of the game for the Sea-Hawks in the loss. She made 15 saves in the game.
Cape Breton now advances to the championship final game Sunday at 1 p.m. where they will face the fourth-seeded StFX X-Women who narrowly topped Acadia today with a 1-0 win the first semifinal matchup of the day.
The Capers and the X-Women faced off twice in regular season play, on Sept. 14 in Antigonish, N.S. and on Oct. 19 in Sydney, N.S. Cape Breton came away with the win in both meetings, winning the games 2-1 and 3-0, respectively.