Meg Watkins takes the ball up the sidelines during a Cowichan Outlaws’ game against Lakehill earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Meg Watkins takes the ball up the sidelines during a Cowichan Outlaws’ game against Lakehill earlier this month. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Outlaws rout Bays for big win

De Lusignan helps Div. 2 team to 7-2 victory

Summoned once again from the Over 30A team, Stacey de Lusignan made herself indispensable to the Cowichan Outlaws as she led the Div. 2 women’s soccer team to a 7-2 victory over Bays United on Sunday.

“Stacey was involved in virtually every goal,” Outlaws coach Neall Rowlings pointed out.

Lusignan was held off the scoresheet, but helped create most of them. The Cowichan onslaught included a pair by Dani Robb in her first game with the Outlaws, two more by Natasha Tymo, and Hillary Fisher’s first in adult soccer. Fisher went in all by herself and slotted a left-foot shot into the low corner. Seleana Jack also scored directly from a corner kick, and Jade Soluk rounded out the offensive effort.

“Bays United had not scored a goal yet, but had played the top two teams and lost 3-0 to each,” Rowlings said. “We opened the scoring quite early and went 3-1 into the half. We had to move the team around a bit to stop their very fast strikers.”

Tymo received the team hard hat award for her non-stop work and quality finishing.

The Outlaws managed the victory even as four players remained sidelined with injuries, and two others played hurt.

The win over Bays puts Cowichan in third place in Div. 2 based on goal differential, as only the first-place Saanich Fusion have scored more goals than Cowichan’s 12 through three games. The Outlaws will be on the road again this weekend against Gorge, who also have two wins and a loss so far this year.

“Our goal hasn’t changed, and the next two games are the most important of the first half of the season,” Rowlings said.



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