Cowichan’s LIWSA team getting on a roll

Things have picked up for Cowichan’s entry in the Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association.

The team has collected points in each of its last three games, including two victories.

Head coach Marilyn Pugh’s daughters Rachel and Nicole worked together with teammate Monni Savory to give their mom a birthday present in the form of a 1-0 lead early in the second half of last Friday’s road game against Lakehill. Savory made a pass outside to Rachel, who dribbled down the side and passed out front to Nicole, who scored.

"Couldn’t ask for a better birthday present but to have my daughters work together to get a goal for us," Marilyn Pugh said.

Later in the half, goalkeeper Kerynne Bain stopped a penalty kick after a questionable call against her. Unfortunately, Lakehill was able to make up for it by scoring later in the match.

"It was a bit of a weak one," Pugh said. "It was nice to come out with a tie though."

In their previous game, Cowichan defeated Castaways 1-0 on a penalty kick by Savory.

"Fortunately, our defence – Colleen Bob, Tia Turlock, Jen Mann, Sarah Russ, and Tammy Jack – were on their game and kept [Castaways’] forwards frustrated and only able to play a kick-andrun style."

Cowichan will visit Juan de Fuca this Friday.