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SOC | Hurricanes tangle with Mystics/Blue Devils this weekend at home

October 2, 2017

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted the MSVU Mystics on Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex.  They would return to action the following day hosting the UKC Blue Devils.

On Saturday in Cornwall the men’s Hurricanes jumped on the Mystics early as Ibra Sanoh scored just ten minutes into the game.  After a stretch of 1-0 soccer Sanoh would add his second of the game in the 58’ followed by his third at 61’.  The Mystics would reply with a goal in the 65’ by Ghairat Meevegul but this is as close as they would come with the Hurricanes picking up the 3-1 win.

On Sunday versus the Blue Devils the game would remain tied for the first half with Eberechi Okwuwolo giving the Hurricanes the lead in the 51’.  The ‘Canes would follow this up with a goal from Tjeerd Schep in the 53’ as the Hurricanes picked up the 2-0 victory.

Brandon Lund played in goal for the Hurricanes in both games over the weekend.

With the victories the ‘Canes improve to 8-0 this season as they lead the ACAA standings with 24 points.  Their closest competitor is the Mystics who sit at 4-3-1 this season with 13 points.

The women’s Hurricanes hit the field on Saturday afternoon for a big game versus their Halifax rivals, the MSVU Mystics.

Both teams would battle back-and-forth during the majority of the first half before Darby Myers broke the deadlock with a goal in the 43’ for the Hurricanes.

With the lead for most of the second half the ‘Canes finally relinquished a goal when Breagh Laing score for the Mystics in the 76’.  This would end the scoring as the game finished in a 1-1 tie.

Sunday would prove to be a difficult day for the Hurricanes when the UKC Blue Devils were in town.

Scoring in the 14’, Madison Frechette put the Blue Devils up early before they added goals in the 35’ (Thalia Garvock), 54’ (Meghan Noel) and 57’ (Morgan McIntosh).  The Hurricanes were unable to solve the UKC defence as they would fall by a score of 4-0.

Cassidy Durston was the Hurricanes keeper in both games this weekend for Holland College.

With the tie and loss this weekend the Hurricanes now sit at 3-3-2 this season with 11 points, currently sitting in third place.

The Dal AC Rams are the current front-runners with a record of 4-1-2 while the STU Tommies sit in second at 4-2-1.

The men’s and women’s Hurricanes will return to action next Wednesday, October 11 at 6 and 8pm (W/M) versus the Crandall Chargers at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.

The men’s Chargers are 3-2-1 this season and sitting in fourth place while the women are 2-5-0 and in sixth place.  Earlier this year the men defeated Crandall 4-1 while the women lost 2-1; both games were played in Moncton.

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