Brossard QC - In order to maintain their position as one of the group winner contenders Surrey United had to beat Manitoba by the same margin or better that Alberta did on day one. United accomplished that by winning 10-1 in a game where it was difficult not to ease up such are the rules of the competition.
April Coffin opened the scoring in the sixth minute of play hammering a powerful shot into the net via the underside of the cross-bar. Megan Blaker could have increased United’s lead ten minutes later but had her penalty kick saved by the Manitoba goalkeeper.
Surrey had to wait until the 34th minute to increase their lead when Chelsey Hannesson cut in from the right and buried her shot from ten yards out. Surrey then added three more goals in the remaining ten minutes of the half with Randee Hermus notching the third and Blaker scoring twice in quick succession.
Blaker completed her hat-trick one minute into the second frame making full amends for her earlier spot shot miss. The goals kept coming as United poured forward and they added three successive goals in short order all coming from Chelsey Hannesson who took her personal tally to four and United’s tally to nine goals. April Coffin completed the scoring for United in the 78th minute before Manitoba scored their lone goal in the 81st minute to spoil Theresa Nuttall’s shut-out bid.
With Alberta beating a strong Quebec team on the adjacent field all Surrey need from their final game is a tie or better against Quebec to seal first place in the group. A loss for Surrey would mean it will all be left to the Mathematicians.
Surrey’s player of the game today was four goal hero Chelsey Hannesson.