Lords win first pre-season match on newly-turfed Vaso’s Field

In the first match played on Vaso’s Field since it was upgraded with artificial turf, the Durham College (DC) women’s soccer team walked away with a win against the St. Clair Saints on August 25.

The new FIFA-certified infill artificial turf is the first of its kind to be installed at a post-secondary school in Canada and offers an improved playing surface for varsity and intramural sports leagues and community recreation groups using the multi-sport facility.

“Today was a special day and I feel honoured that the DC women were the first team to play a match on the field and did the school proud in our victory,” said head coach Alex Bianchi. “This is a tremendous facility we now have, the field surface is really, really good and will serve present and future players very well. This facility is second to none and I’m excited to call this field ours.”

Lords players Vanessa Juras, Madison Haigh, and Shae-Lynn Young each contributed to the win with goals against the Saints, giving DC an easy 3-0 victory, and Jenna King earned the clean sheet for the Lords with seven saves.