SOC | Hurricanes shutout Chargers at home, shift focus to Rams this Saturday
October 11, 2018
The men’s and women’s soccer teams were in action on Wednesday night at home, taking on the Crandall Chargers. The women were victorious in the opening game of the evening while the men followed suit in game two; both games were won by scores of 5-0.
In the women’s game, the Hurricanes were able to jump out to the lead behind the leg of Kathrine McEwen in the 25’; she then responded with an unanswered goal in the 30’ to take the match 2-0 in favour of Holland College.
Laura Wells wasted no time in adding another for the ‘Canes in the 31’, while her teammates, Ali Fahie and T-Anna Fraser scored in the 77’ and 80’ respectively giving the Hurricanes the 5-0 win.
Hailey Terstege was the winning goalkeeper for the Hurricanes in the match.
Goal-scorers, Laura Wells and T-Anna Fraser were happy with their team’s performance on Wednesday night.
“We had a strong game,” shared Wells. “We moved the ball well and the communication was there. I’d like to see a little more movement off the ball, but if we play like we did tonight we should have a good performance against Dal AC on Saturday.”
Fraser was equally as pleased.
“We came out strong against Crandall. We played like a team and kept the ball very well. We’re planning on keeping the same mentality and focusing on finishing the season on a high-note, starting with Dal AC this Saturday.”
With the victory the ‘Canes are now 6-3-0 on the season and sit in third place in the ACAA standings; they sit four points behind the second place MSVU Mystics and five up on the fourth place UNBSJ Seawolves.
On the men’s side, the Hurricanes opened the scoring on Wednesday evening versus Crandall when Aleco Iatrou scored his second of the season in the 16’. Bobby Gamba extended the lead to 2-0 in the 32’ followed by an Alex Lourenso goal in the 34’ to take a 3-0 lead at half-time.
In the second half, Shunya Kobayashi would secure the final two goals of the game for the Hurricanes in the 49’ and the 87’ as the ‘Canes would go on to win by a score of 5-0.
The ‘Canes victory has them now sitting at 6-2-1 on the season and leading the ACAA standings; they hold a two-point lead over the MSVU Mystics who are in second place.
Brandon Lund was perfect in goal for the Hurricanes in the victory.
Aleco Iatrou, following his goal on Wednesday night, was happy with the teams bounce-back performance.
“I thought our game against Crandall went really well in all aspects. This weekend we will have to keep moving off the ball, communicate well, and focus on our goal of finishing the season strong.”
The women’s Rams enter the weekend at 0-7-0 this season, having lost to the ‘Canes in their only meeting this season by a score of 10-0 in the regular season opener on September 8 in Charlottetown.
The men’s Rams also hold a record of 0-7-0 this season; they opened their season with a 5-0 loss to the ‘Canes in early September.
Men’s Hurricanes midfielder, Alex Lourenso, is happy where his team is currently at and looks forward to this Saturday’s match.
“I thought we moved the ball well on Wednesday night and were able to keep calm and finish our chances. We’re looking forward to our game on Saturday against the Rams. We need to focus on playing our game and continue to finish our chances,” he said.
POST-GAME COMMENTS FROM THE COACHES
Kris McKinnon (women’s soccer Hurricanes, head coach)
“The players executed our game plan Wednesday night. We were composed on the ball and controlled the tempo of the match. We have some fine-tuning to be done in the final third of the pitch, but overall, we are very happy with the performance and the way the players off the bench came in and finished the game for us.”
Jonathan Vos (men’s soccer Hurricanes, head coach)
“I thought our movement and the timing of our runs off the ball was significantly better against Crandall on Wednesday night. We had a lot of possession but more importantly, lots of goal chances.”
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