Blazers Morgan Pierce is the MCAC Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 19, 2021

Talk about earning their first point of the 2021 MCAC women’s soccer season. Canadian Mennonite University Blazers (CMU) goalkeeper Morgan Pierce was outstanding in a 1-1 draw at home against the Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges (USB) on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The rookie keeper kept the defending MCAC champions at bay for the majority of the match as she made an impressive 15 saves on 16 shots on goal.

Cara Isaak, CMU co-head coach commented, “Morgan had a breakout game against USB this weekend. You could see her confidence building and she made some really key saves to keep the game tied.”

It was a good bounce back weekend as with the draw, the Blazers now improve to a 0-1-2 record and thwarted an USB’s offence that scored six goals in the opening weekend.

“USB challenged her with middle distance shots throughout the second half and her positioning and hands were great. Morgan is also doing a great job organizing her back line and we really appreciate how coachable she is, “ Isaak continued. “She has a wonderful curiosity about all aspects of the game which is so important for rookies.”

The first year player hails from Winnipeg and is in the science program at CMU. 

In week three, the Blazers go back on the road to play at the Assiniboine Community College Cougars (ACC) Cougars on Saturday, Sept. 26 with game time at 1 p.m. CT.