Hurricanes soccer open ACAA season with home games
September 9, 2013
Saturday – Holland Hurricanes 2 vs. MSVU Mystics 2
On Saturday the Hurricanes officially opened up their 2013 ACAA soccer season when the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics came to the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall.
The Mystics were coming off of an ACAA championship last season after finishing second to the Hurricanes in the ACAA regular season standings. This was sure to be a critical game for both teams as both are expected to contend for an ACAA championship.
A warm but windy day made conditions difficult for both teams.
The Mystics struck first in the 26’ when Emily Rake scored on a low shot from inside the six yard box to give MSVU the early 1-0 lead.
Ten minutes later the Hurricanes pushed back with a goal from Megan Spicer. Spicer received a pass at the six yard box and went on to deke the Mystics keeper to tie the game at 1-1.
The Mystics went on to strike one more time before the half when Danielle MacDonald’s kick from the corner in the 42’ found its way into the net, giving the Mystics the 2-1 lead through 45 minutes of play.
The Mystics outshot the Hurricanes 7-3 in the first half.
In the second half the ‘Canes struck early when Megan Spicer scored her second goal of the game in the 61’ with a low shot from the 18 yard box. The low shot beat the Mystics keeper just inside the right post to tie the game at 2-2.
The remaining time offered great scoring chances for both sides but ended in a 2-2 tie. The Mystics finished the game with a 14-7 shot advantage.
Sunday, Holland Hurricanes 0 vs. UKC Blue Devils 2
Sunday’s game seen the University of Kings College Blue Devils travel to PEI to take on the Hurricanes at the Terry Fox Complex. Last season the Blue Devils finished in third place in the ACAA standings.
A day that seen high winds and heavy rains begin at kickoff made for challenging conditions for both teams. Holland College were able to put five shots on net while UKC managed three during the opening half, but both teams entered the locker rooms at half time tied at 0-0.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, the Blue Devils managed to find the scoreboard when Larissa Darc scored with a low shot from the top of the 18 yard box after a scramble near the Hurricanes net.
Fourteen minutes later, in the 74’ minute the Blue Devils Monique Comeau scored on a penalty kick that found the bottom left corner of the Hurricanes net.
The Hurricanes were outshot 6-1 in the second half and 9-6 for the game which seen them fall to defeat to the UKC Blue Devils, 2-0.
The women Hurricanes enter next weekend with a 0-1-1 record and look to improve their record when they take on the Dalhousie Agricultural College on Saturday at home, and then travel to Moncton on Sunday with an afternoon match versus the Crandall University.
Saturday – Holland Hurricanes 0 vs. MSVU Mystics 0
The men’s Hurricanes began their ACAA title defence on Saturday versus the MSVU Mystics. The Mystics finished in second place in last season’s ACAA regular season standings.
The Hurricanes began the game with momentum in the opening half, outshooting the Mystics 2-0; however both teams completed the first half in a scoreless tie.
The second half continued to see these two teams play a close, defensive game. The Mystics outshot the ‘Canes 3-2 in the half, with the ‘Canes leading the shots on goal 4-3 over the ninety minute game. In the end, the game remained scoreless as the teams tied 0-0 in the season’s first match.
Sunday – Holland Hurricanes 1 vs. UKC Blue Devils 1
The men’s Hurricanes welcomed the University of Kings College to PEI for Sunday afternoons game contested in high winds and heavy rain. The Hurricanes entered the game with a 0-0-1 record while this was the first game of the year for the UKC Blue Devils.
The UKC Blue Devils scored early in the game to take a 1-0 when Kieran Hooey curled a corner kick into the ‘Canes net in the 7’.
The Hurricanes responded when returning player Simon Hood scored in the 41’ when his long shot found its way into the back of the net after it bounced over the UKC keepers head. The teams entered the second half tied at 1-1 while the Hurricanes outshot the Blue Devils 4-1.
Both teams battled the conditions in the second half but could not manage to break the tie. UKC outshot the ‘Canes 3-2 in the half while the ‘Canes outshot the Blue Devils 6-4 in the match. The teams went on to finish the game tied 1-1.
The Hurricanes have begun the season with two straight ties, and like the women’s Hurricanes, will welcome the Dalhousie Agricultural College to the Terry Fox Complex next Saturday before travelling to Moncton, New Brunswick to take on the Crandall University Chargers.
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