SOC | Hurricanes battle stiff competition in Halifax over weekend in key ACAA games
September 18, 2017
The Holland Hurricanes were in Halifax, NS this weekend for key road games versus the UKC Blue Devils and MSVU Mystics. Historically these programs have been three of the best in the ACAA.
On Saturday versus the Blue Devils, the women started the weekend off with a 2-0 win before the men picked up the 5-1 victory. Sunday saw the women drop a match versus the Mystics 3-0 before the men edged out the 3-2 victory.
On Saturday the women were led by Brooklyn Clark and Nicole Fergusson who scored the Hurricanes goals in the 2’ and 3’ respectively while Cassidy Durston earned the shutout as the ‘Canes keeper.
With the loss the Blue Devils fell to 0-1-2 on the season.
Sunday’s match versus the Mystics saw the ‘Canes fall behind early when MSVU scored in the 10’; they would score again in the 62’ and 87’ while the ‘Canes were unable to reply. The Mystics improved to 1-1-2 with the victory.
With the loss the Hurricanes are now 2-2-0 on the season and sit in second place.
The men on Saturday would fall behind 1-0 in the 16’ before going on a scoring spree.
James Mallard tied the game in the 24’ before Briand would give the ‘Canes the lead in the 59’. Mallard would add another in the 65’ before Andrew Henry (67’) and Ibra Sanoh (80’) would each add a marker.
The Blue Devils fell to 1-1-1 with the loss on the season.
On Sunday, both teams would battle for most of the first half until the Mystics took a 1-0 lead in the 40’.
In the second half Ibra Sanoh would tie the game in the 54’.
In the 66’ the Mystics would score but their lead was short lived; Mallard scored in the 67’ to tie the game at 2-2.
With time winding down Ibra Sanoh would score his second of the game in the 82’ to give the Hurricanes the 3-2 lead.
The loss dropped the Mystics to 2-1-1 on the season.
Through four games the men’s ‘Canes are 4-0-0 this season and in first place in the ACAA standings.
The Hurricanes will now turn their attention towards the STU Tommies who they will host in their 2017 home opener; game times are 2 and 4pm (W/M) this Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall. The action continues on Sunday when the Hurricanes host the UNBSJ Seawolves at 12 and 2pm (W/M).
This season the Tommies are 2-0-1 (W) and 0-1-2 (M) while both of the Seawolves teams are 0-1-2.
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