Soccer Hurricanes seek wins in weekend games
September 12, 2013
The men’s and women’s soccer Hurricanes aim towards recording their first victories of the season this weekend when they play a pair of games, Saturday at home versus the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams at home and Sunday when they visit the Crandall University Chargers in Moncton.
The Hurricanes soccer teams opened their ACAA regular seasons last weekend when they hosted the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics and University of King’s College. The women’s team went 0-1-1 picking up a 2-2 tie in their game with MSVU while losing to UKC 2-0 on Sunday afternoon. The men picked up two ties over the weekend.
Men’s head coach Jonathan Vos had this to say on this weekend’s games.
”We will be looking to build off last weekend’s performances. Last weekend we felt we did enough to win the games but didn’t show enough urgency around the goal. We’ve focused a lot on our attacking play this week; the players are focused and looking forward to the games this weekend. After the first weekend of results the league looks like it may be the tightest we have seen in a few years. Every point is important to secure that playoff spot.”
The women Hurricanes are currently sitting at number seven in the CCAA national rankings while the men were placed at number thirteen.
Tori McCrindle, first year mid-fielder from Parrsboro, Nova Scotia looks forward to both games this weekend.
“I feel confident going into the games this weekend. The team is starting to work well together and our defence skills have been touched on more this past week. Last weekend I felt we didn’t take passing opportunities to our advantage and we weren’t first to the ball. We have to win those races to the ball this weekend. We have worked hard all week and we are focused and determined and are ready to get out there to show the teams what we are made of.”
Saturday’s home games versus Dalhousie are held at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall with the women’s game starting at 2pm and the men’s beginning at 4pm.
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