Hurricanes win twice on weekend, finish second in ACAA standings
October 21, 2013
The men’s Hurricanes entered New Brunswick for their final two regular season games this weekend; games that would prove to be very important in the tight ACAA men’s division with five teams fighting for the four available spots in the ACAA Championships next weekend.
On Saturday the Hurricanes challenged the Saint Thomas Tommies. The Hurricanes opened the scoring early in the 6’ when Evan Forrester found the back of the net. This goal would hold up until halftime.
The second half continued to be dominated by defensive play, a theme for the Hurricanes all season. In their twelve games this season they have scored the fourth most goals in the league but have allowed the fewest goals against, averaging a half a goal against per game.
In the end the Hurricanes would hold onto the 1-0 victory.
In Sunday’s game the Hurricanes met the hosts of the CCAA national soccer championships, the UNB Saint John Seawolves at Canada Games Stadium.
The Hurricanes Evan Forrester continued his solid play scoring in the 7’ to put the ‘Canes up 1-0. Geoff Pellerin would add another goal for his side late in the half when he scored in the 43’; the ‘Canes entered the half with a 2-0 lead.
In the second half the Hurricanes continued their offensive pressure when Kyle Reade scored in the 56’ of the game to give them the 3-0. The Seawolves would break the shutout in the 80’ when Ali Kant scored. The game went on to end 3-1 for Holland College.
The two victories on the weekend helped move the Hurricanes into second place in the standings with a 6-1-5 record. The Hurricanes will take on the University of King’s Blue Devils on Saturday in the 4:45 pm semi-final game at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall.
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