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Women's Soccer 'Canes split, men pick up two wins

It was a busy weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Hurricanes as they took on the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics and University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season action.

On Saturday versus MSVU, the ‘Canes fell behind early, when Kayley Clair scored in the 4’ for the Mystics.  MSVU would add to their lead prior to the break, when Annika Monroe scored in the 40’ to give the Mystics the 2-0 lead at half.

The ‘Canes were unable to find the back of the net in the second as the Mystics played solid defensive soccer, ultimately adding an insurance goal in the 80’ when Ashley Neves scored from the penalty spot, giving MSVU the 3-0 victory.

Each team registered six shots in the game.  Kylie MacLellan was in goal for the Hurricanes, while Morgan Gillis played for MSVU.

The Mystics added another win on Sunday over Crandall to improve to 5-1-2 this season; they currently lead the ACAA standings with 17 points.

The Hurricanes looked to bounce back on Sunday versus the UKC Blue Devils.

A highlight reel goal in the 21’ by Sarah MacVarish put the ‘Canes up 1-0, before Emily Cormier snuck behind the Blue Devils defenders in the 25’ to put Holland College ahead, 2-0.

Faye Little replied in the 29’ for UKC, cutting the Hurricanes lead to 2-1 entering the break.

Off the break in the 79’, Emily Lepine added an insurance goal for the Hurricanes as they went on to win the game, 3-1.

The Hurricanes controlled most of the play in the match, outshooting the Blue Devils, 20-14.  Bri Spencer picked up the win in goal for the Hurricanes, while Rebecca Florean was the goalkeeper for UKC. 

With the victory, the Hurricanes improve to 5-2-1, sitting in second place, a point behind the first-place, MSVU Mystics. The Blue Devils drop to 4-1-2 and are in third place in the conference.

It was another solid weekend for the men, first versus the Mystics.

After falling behind in the 2’ off a MSVU goal by Amath Bojang, Kazuya Iwasaki put the ‘Canes on the board in the 10’ from the corner.

The Hurricanes momentum was building, as Parker MacLeod scored just five-minutes later, before Iwasaki added his second of the half in the 21’ from 40-yards out.  The Hurricanes held a 3-1 lead entering the half.

The Mystics wasted no time in applying the pressure to the ‘Canes, scoring in the 48’ when Waris Atiqullah found the back of the net, cutting the Hurricanes lead to 3-2, but this was as close as they’d come.

The ‘Canes would be outshot in the match, 9-7, with Keegan MacKinnon playing in goal for Holland College, and Kevin Abraham for MSVU.

A 5-0 win on Sunday for MSVU over the Crandall Chargers improved their record to 4-2-2 this season; they sit in third in the ACAA standings.

The ‘Canes met the UKC Blue Devils on Sunday in Halifax.  Parker MacLeod would score his second of the weekend in the 31’, putting the Hurricanes up 1-0, before Mohammad Alhaj Ali would add to the lead, when his shot from outside the box found the net.

The ‘Canes entered the half with a 2-0 lead; there was no scoring in the second half.

Keegan MacKinnon was victorious once again in goal for the ‘Canes, while Rylan Logan was in goal for the Blue Devils.

The Hurricanes outshot the Blue Devils in the match, 14-11.

With two more wins, the Hurricanes sit at 7-0-1 and in first place in the ACAA standings, while the Blue Devils drop to 3-4-0 and in fifth place.

The Hurricanes return to action on Saturday, October 16 when they visit the Crandall University Chargers; their next home game is Sunday, October 17 when they host the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, October 04, 2021