DAVID LARKINS, Wesmen Athletics
The Winnipeg Wesmen have three more weeks to find a late-season surge that could put them into the Canada West post-season.
The Wesmen women's soccer team got a goal from Alycia Mann but dropped a 4-1 decision to the Regina Cougars on the road Sunday, leaving the Wesmen with six more games to find a result or two needed to push them back into the playoff picture.
Mann, who scored her first career goal last weekend from the penalty spot, again stepped up in a similar situation and scored from the spot in the 38th minute to even the match at 1-1.
But the Cougars got goals from Sydney Langen and Olivia Gables just before halftime to take a convincing lead into the break. Langen also scored in the third minute to open the scoring.
"We played better today. Unfortunately, we had a couple of mistakes that cost us goals in the first half," Wesmen head coach Amy Anderson said. "It's a shame because we did well to earn the penalty."
Gables added another goal in the 85th minute as Regina improved to 2-4-2 on the season and stayed firmly in fifth place in the Prairie Division. The top six teams in each division make the post-season and the Wesmen sit at three points tied with Lethbridge for sixth.
"We have to work on our mental lapses and defensive discipline," Anderson said. "I know we have a lot of younger players and we will keep getting better. We will need to regroup for the next three weekends and we're going to keep fighting for a playoff spot."
The Wesmen are back on the road at MacEwan and Alberta next weekend.