Soccer Hurricanes dominate in final regular season home games
October 17, 2013
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s soccer teams dominated in Wednesday’s final regular season home games of the year; the ‘Canes hosted the Crandall University Chargers at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall in very rainy conditions.
The women’s game kicked off at 6pm and with a win the Hurricanes would move one step closer to guaranteeing their entry into the 2013 ACAA championships hosted by Holland College at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall.
The Hurricanes came ready to play for this one, scoring early and often in their special pink socks in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Kristin Hood dominated the game for the Hurricanes scoring four goals in total, including goals in the 1’, 13’, 34’ and 51’. Molly Gallant added two more of her own in the 12’ and 24’. Also scoring for the ‘Canes was Lindsay Shupe (36’), Sarah MacEwen (59’) and Chelsea MacCormack (79’).
The ‘Canes led 6’0 and went on to win 10-0 after ninety minutes of play.
With the win the Hurricanes improve to 5-3-2 and sit in third place with 17 points.
The heavy rains began during the second half of the women’s game and continued into the men’s game which had an 8pm start time.
This game was a must-win for the Hurricanes who are currently battling with MSVU, UKC, STU and UNBSJ, all within seven points of each other and fighting for positioning in the ACAA standings. The top four ranked teams will advance to next weekend’s ACAA championships.
The Hurricanes struck first in the 10’ when Kelsey Jones found the back of the net. The ‘Canes continued to pressure when Tyler Ellis scored in the 12’ to take an early 2-0 lead.
As the half continued on the Hurricanes chances mounted, Louis Barriault scored twice in the 35’ and 37’ and Evan Forrester finished things off in the 44’ with a goal to put the ‘Canes up 5-0 at half.
There was no scoring in the second half.
The Hurricanes improve to 4-1-5 with the victory and now sit in third place. The MSVU Mystics lead the way with 22 points and the UKC Blue Devils sit in second with 20 points. Behind the Hurricanes the STU Tommies and UNBSJ Seawolves sit in a tie for fourth place with 15 points each.
This weekend both the men’s and women’s Hurricanes travel to New Brunswick for games versus the Saint Thomas Tommies (Saturday at 2pm (women’s) and 4pm (men’s)) while on Sunday the ‘Canes visit the UNBSJ Seawolves at noon (women’s) and 2pm (men’s).
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