Hurricanes Soccer complete perfect weekend
September 16, 2013
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s soccer clubs went a perfect 4-0 over the weekend with a mix of games at home and on the road.
Saturday – Hurricanes 5 vs. Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams 0
After a 0-1-1 start the previous week, the women Hurricanes were hungry for a victory over the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams on Saturday at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall.
The Hurricanes wasted no time when Lindsay Shupe redirected a header into the Rams goal to give the Hurricanes the early 1-0 lead in the 5’.
The Hurricanes kept firing. In the 20’ and 22’ the team from Holland College managed to find the back of the net twice, both goals coming from the 2012 Hurricanes female Athlete of the Year, Megan Spicer. At half time the Hurricanes led 3-0.
More of the same continued in the second half, in the 69’ minute Megan Spicer scored her third of the game to give the Hurricanes a 4-0 lead.
In the 81’ a give-and-go passing play between rookie Beth MacLean and Megan Spicer resulted in MacLean scoring her first goal as a Hurricane.
“It was a great win but we have to keep working hard in our future games if we want to be successful” shared Cornwall, PEI native MacLean.
The game would end 5-0 in the Hurricanes favor.
Holland College outshot the Rams 19-8. Emma Kelly was the keeper that picked up the shutout for the Hurricanes.
Sunday – Hurricanes 7 @ Crandall University Chargers 1
The Hurricanes offence was firing on all cylinders in Sunday’s game in Moncton. Megan Spicer tallied three goals in the first half and added another in the second to lead the ‘Canes to a 7-1 defeat of the Crandall University Chargers. Other goal scorers were Kristin Hood who added two, and Shalan Armstrong who added another. The ‘Canes led 5-0 at half time.
The Hurricanes now have a 2-1-1 record on the season in ACAA regular season play.
Saturday – Hurricanes 4 vs. Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams 1
The Holland College Hurricanes men’s soccer team defeated the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Rams 4-1 in ACAA action Saturday in Cornwall.
The Hurricanes led 2-0 at half with goals from George Coles and Kyle Reade, but the Rams came within one with a goal from rookie Josiah McNutt in the seventy-fourth minute.
The Hurricanes responded in the seventy-seventh minute with a goal from Adam Fitzgerald, and another from Nick MacDonald in the eighty-seventh to take the win.
Jon Vos is the head coach for Holland College. He was pleased with the win, he said.“We made it a little harder on ourselves than we had to, being up 2-0 at half and letting them get one back,” he said.
The team has to improve on the defensive side of things, and focus on being patient when they don’t have possession, he said.
“We have to make sure we’re focused for ninety minutes. The other team showed some good signs today and we have to make sure we’re prepared. Staying sharp the whole game is key for us.”
George Coles is a midfielder with the Hurricanes.
“I thought we had a pretty strong start…Dalhousie made sure we played to our top potential,” he said.
Holland College outshot Dalhousie 18-3 in the win, after leading in shots 9-0 at half.
Sunday – Hurricanes 1 @ Crandall University Chargers 0
The men’s Hurricanes travelled to Moncton on Sunday to take on the Crandall University Chargers. The ‘Canes entered the game with a 1-0-2 record early in the ACAA season while the Chargers were 1-1-0.
Both teams played solid defensive games that limited the scoring opportunities. At halftime, the game was still a scoreless tie.
Into the second half the Hurricanes finally broke the deadlock with a goal in the 88’ by PEI-native Joel Dennis on a corner kick. The ‘Canes went on to secure the 1-0 victory and improve their record to 2-0-2 on the season.
Next up both the men’s and women’s Hurricanes will host the 2013 CCAA men’s nationals hosts the UNB Saint John Seawolves on Saturday and the St. Thomas University Tommies on Sunday. Both games will take place at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall.
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