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(Hurricanes Women's Soccer) Hurricanes travel to New Brunswick to face UNBSJ, STU
Friday, September 21, 2012
Molly Gallant, Women's Soccer
Charlottetown - The Holland Hurricanes men's and women's soccer teams will be on the road this weekend as they travel to Saint John to face the UNBSJ Seawolves Saturday and the STU Tommies Sunday in Fredericton.
The women's team enters the weekend with a perfect 3-0 record. Having already recorded home-wins against the Seawolves and Tommies, the 'Canes know what they are up against and realize the importance of continuing to improve and not taking any opponent lightly.
Head Coach Amy Connolly has her team focused on taking it one game at a time.
"Both of this weekend's opponents have the ability to make you pay if we don't play our game. We need to continue to train hard each night we take the field," said Connolly.
"We have had several first year players log valuable minutes for us and you can now see they have adjusted to the style of play in the ACAA" added Coach Connolly. "As long as we continue to progress as a team and stick to our game plan we will be alright."
League leading scorer Megan Spicer will be looked upon to continue to lead the Hurricanes attack. The team has produced 18 goals in 3 games.
Spicer, a striker from Sussex, NB commented on the season so far.
"We have been able to spread the scoring around with seven of us scoring so far. It has been a real team effort and we need that to continue," said the ACAA leading scorer. Saturday the game time for the women is 1:00 p.m. Sunday, they face STU at 12:00 p.m.
The Hurricanes take to their first road games of the season this weekend when they travel to Saint John on Saturday to take on last year's finalist UNBSJ. The Hurricanes will be looking to build on last weekend's result and maintain another clean sheet as they look to secure the three points (for a win), when asked about his team's chances rookie keeper and Charlottetown native Logan Doiron was excited about the weekend ahead.
"The boys worked hard in training this week, we are getting sharper with each session and our team is starting to come together. We will be looking to keep the ball out and be patient in our attack, if we stay focused on these tasks then I believe we'll be in great shape to grab the win." Doiron recorded a shutout in last Saturday's 4-0 win over the Dal Rams.
Sunday the men will do the short commute up to Fredericton to face the St. Thomas Tommies. In the two team's first match-up the season (two weeks ago) on the Hurricanes home-field, the two rivals battled to a 1-1 draw.
Head Coach Jon Vos knows his team will need to be sharp on Sunday in order to get the road-win over the always impressive Tommies and their talented keeper.
"We controlled a lot of the game last time we met. We weren't however able to get the win. They play well defensively and have a very good keeper. I'm optimistic about our chances if we can stick to our game-plan and execute offensively," said Coach Vos.
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