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Gee-Gees capture first national championship since 1996 with win over Spartans

OTTAWA — Miranda Smith scored the game-winning goal to help the Ottawa Gee-Gees to a 2-1 victory over the Trinity Western Spartans on Sunday in the Canadian university women's soccer championship final.

OTTAWA — Miranda Smith scored the game-winning goal to help the Ottawa Gee-Gees to a 2-1 victory over the Trinity Western Spartans on Sunday in the Canadian university women's soccer championship final.

Mikayla Morton also scored for Ottawa, while USports player of the year Seina Kashima scored for the Spartans.

It was the second national title for the Gee-Gees, and their first since 1996.

Earlier, Rachel Leck scored early in the second half, as the Cape Breton Capers took bronze thanks to a 1-0 victory over the McMaster Marauders.

The Canadian Press