With just weeks to put together two soccer teams before the start of the season, Red River College had their work cut out for them to be competitive in 2011.
For their women’s team, it was a season of trial by fire – a season where they suffered eight losses without a win. In the Week 6 2011 Soccer Championships though, the team played admirably in the bronze medal match, upsetting #3-seeded Canadian Mennonite University 3-0. This was due both to a team effort and a pivotal game from 25-year-old striker Amy Reimer. Reimer scored a goal, but that was just one of many accomplishments in the game according to Red River head coach Doug Lawrie.
“Amy is very quick and has great determination to win the ball and finish on her chances,” said Lawrie. “In the bronze medal game, she was a regular threat connecting with her midfielders on several penetrating runs, and scoring a crucial goal for us.”
Reimer is a nursing student playing her first year with the Red River soccer team. She will return to play women’s soccer next season, as the Rebels will try to build on the bronze medal upset win.
– John Gaudes