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Soccer Hurricanes weekend recap

September 23, 2013

'Canes Natasha Wiegers in action during Sunday's game.

‘Canes Natasha Wiegers in action during Sunday’s game.

Women’s Soccer

Saturday – Hurricanes 2 vs. UNB Saint John Seawolves 0

The women’s Hurricanes hosted the UNB Saint John Seawolves on Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall. Entering the game the Hurricanes entered the weekend with a 2-1-1 record and ranked eighth in the CCAA national rankings. The Seawolves began the weekend with a 1-2-1 record on the season. This was the first time these two teams met in regular season action.

The Hurricanes struck early in the game when Kristin Hood scored in the 10’ on a break down the field to put Holland College up 1-0. The ‘Canes would remain up until the half. UNBSJ outshot the Hurricanes 4-2 in the first half of play.

In the second half the Hurricanes Molly Gallant scored in the 66’ to increase their lead to 2-0. This proved to be enough for the win as ‘Canes improved to 3-1-1 on the season. Emma Kelly picked up the win as the Hurricanes keeper.

The Hurricanes outshot the Seawolves 9-5 in the game.

Sunday – Hurricanes 0 vs. STU Tommies 1

On Sunday the Hurricanes welcomed the St. Thomas University Tommies to PEI for an afternoon soccer game between the two clubs. The Tommies entered the game with a 2-1-1 record on the season.

Both teams battled hard in the first half, playing solid defensive games. The Hurricanes managed two shots on goal while STU registered one. The game remained scoreless as both teams headed to the locker rooms for half time.

In the second half the STU Tommies Olivia Jennings broke the tie with a goal in the 71’ to give them the 1-0 lead.

The Hurricanes pushed in the late minutes of the game but in the end the Tommies went on to win the game 1-0. Holland College fell to 3-2-1 on the season.

The game ended with Holland College outshooting the Tommies 11-2.

Men’s Soccer

Saturday – Hurricanes 1 vs. UNB Saint John Seawolves 3

The UNB Saint John Seawolves travelled to PEI on Saturday for a game with the Holland Hurricanes at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall in a battle between two nationally ranked teams, the ‘Canes at ninth and the Seawolves at 14. The Seawolves will be hosting the 2013 CCAA men’s soccer championships later this fall.

During the afternoon game the Seawolves struck early, just 5’ in when Mackenzie Tamblyn scored to put UNBSJ up 1-0 in the game. The team from New Brunswick scored again in the 37’ when Mark Thompson scored, giving the Seawolves the 2-0 lead. As the teams entered half-time the score remained the same. The Seawolves outshot the ‘Canes 2-1 in the opening half.

In the second half the Hurricanes came out motivated and firing on all cylinders, scoring just three minutes into the half, this closed the Seawolves lead to just 2-1. Josh young was the ‘Canes goal scorer.

As the Hurricanes continued to press to tie the game Adam Fitzgerald of the Hurricanes was awarded a penalty kick mid-way through the half when a Seawolves player touched the ball with his hand to eliminate a Hurricanes scoring opportunity. Unfortunately for the ‘Canes the Seawolves keeper made the stop to keep them ahead 2-1.

In the 74’ the Seawolves Mackenzie Tamblyn scored on a break to put UNBSJ up 3-1 late in the game. The Hurricanes pressed hard late in the game but were unable to score. Both teams registered three shots in the game.

Sunday – Hurricanes 0 vs. STU Tommies 0

After suffering their first ACAA regular season loss in three years the Hurricanes looked to rebound during Sunday’s afternoon game with the STU Tommies.

This was a true defensive battle between the two clubs which seen Holland College outshoot the Tommies 2-0 in the game. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the match which seen the Hurricanes finish the weekend with a 2-1-3 in the ACAA standings, now sitting in third place.

Next up for the Hurricanes soccer clubs will be a weekend on the road in Halifax for back to back games. On Saturday the teams will visit the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics and Sunday the teams will do battle with the University of King’s College Blue Devils. Updates for all games can be found at www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes or www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes

 

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