Sep 17, 2014
PACWEST Women's Athlete of the Week - Week 2
September 17 - Natalie Long (Richmond, B.C.) had a fantastic weekend helping the Langara Falcons secure four points. The Falcons tied the Capilano Blues on Saturday, and eaked out a 2-1 win against the Quest University Kermodes on Sunday. On Saturday, Natalie not only helped anchor a stingy Langara back line which really limited the Blues scoring opportunities, she also scored Langara's only goal in the 1-1 tie as she calmly converted a penalty kick in the first half. On Sunday, Natalie again lead a strong back line that continually stifled the Quest attack, stepping up and getting stuck-in to tackles to win ball after ball. Natalie was a force in the air defensively on Sunday and she used her prowess on offence to head home Langara's second goal of the game midway through the second half from a well placed corner kick.