Hurricanes Soccer host games at home
September 20, 2013
The soccer Hurricanes are back at home this weekend for games on Saturday and Sunday at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall. On Saturday, both the men’s and women’s teams will be hosting the UNB Saint John Seawolves at 2pm (women’s) and 4pm (men’s). While on Sunday the St. Thomas University Tommies and the Hurricanes get things underway at 12pm (women’s) and 2pm (men’s).
On the women’s side the Hurricanes enter this weekend placed eighth in the national CCAA rankings. With a 2-1-1 record the ‘Canes currently sit in second place in the ACAA standings behind the UKC Blue Devils. Their opponents on Saturday, the UNB Saint John Seawolves are currently sitting in a tie for third with a 1-2-1 record while Sunday’s opponents, the St. Thomas Tommies hold a 1-1-1 record, also in a tie for third place.
Women’s head coach Kris McKinnon is looking forward to the games.
“We are looking to build on last weekend’s success. The team has really started to come together on and off the field and you can see that in training, they are pushing each other every minute we are on the field. Our goal for this weekend is to make sure we compete for 90 minutes in both games and if we do that the result should take care of itself”.
Rookie Rebecca Levy shared, “I’m excited for the challenge this weekend, and looking forward to coming out with two wins”.
The men’s ‘Canes also enter this week nationally ranked, currently sitting at ninth in the country. With their 2-0-2 record the Hurricanes currently lead the ACAA standings after back to back wins last weekend. The team from UNBSJ enters this weekend with a 1-0-3 record and sit in third place in the standings; they also enter the CCAA national rankings this week, now sitting in the fourteenth position. UNB Saint John will host the 2013 CCAA men’s soccer championships later this fall.
“Heading into this weekend our compete levels are at the highest point, these two games are going to be a great battle. The team is starting to gel and I know that the guys will get the job done”, said Hurricanes keeper Logan Doiron.
The Hurricanes also take on the team from STU this Sunday. The Tommies hold a 0-2-1 record and sit in sixth position.
Head coach Jonathan Vos had this to say about the weekend games.
“Defensively we will have to be sharp. UNBSJ have been scoring lots of goals this year and are ranked 14th in the country. STU have always been a physical battle. This is always one of the toughest weekends in the schedule. We’re looking to take advantage of the home field this weekend.”
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