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Soccer ‘Canes women clinch first place with win

The 2019 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season is winding down for the Holland Hurricanes soccer teams; they hosted the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies on Wednesday night at the Terry Fox Sports Complex.

The women’s Hurricanes used two second-half goals to secure the 3-0 win, clinching the number one ranking at the ACAA Championships later this month with two regular season games remaining.

Emily Lepine opened the scoring in the 15’ for the only first-half goal in the match.  Jade Stewart struck quick in the second half to put the ‘Canes up 2-0 in the 46’ before Lepine secured the win in the 65’ with her second goal of the game.

Nicole McInnis was the winning keeper for the Hurricanes in the match.

The Hurricanes improve to 9-0-1 on the season with the victory while the Tommies fall to 6-3-1 and sit in second.

The ‘Canes will finish their regular season this weekend, first visiting the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams in Truro, NS on Saturday at 2pm.  The Rams are 2-6-2 and in sixth place in the standings.  The ‘Canes defeated the Rams on September 20 by a score of 4-1 in the only other match versus Dal AC this season.

The Hurricanes will then host the Crandall University Chargers on Sunday at 1pm in Cornwall; the Chargers are 1-9-0 this season and lost to the ‘Canes on September 22 by a score of 9-1 in their first meeting this season.

The men’s Hurricanes battled the Tommies to a scoreless draw on Wednesday night in Cornwall.  The Hurricanes outshot STU 21-13 in the match; Devon Griffin was the starting goalkeeper for the ‘Canes.

The Hurricanes now sit at 7-1-2 and in first place in the standings while the Tommies are 5-3-2 and in fifth.

On Saturday the Hurricanes will visit the 1-9-0 Dal AC Rams in Truro, NS in their final road game of the season; they defeated Dal AC 6-1 earlier this season.

The team will then host their final regular season game on Sunday at 3pm versus the Crandall Chargers (0-10-0, seventh) at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall, PEI.  Earlier this year the ‘Canes defeated the Chargers 8-0 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The ‘Canes continue to lead the ACAA standings by three points over the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics entering the weekend.  They’ll look to lock up first place with victories this weekend.

The 2019 ACAA Championships are being hosted by the Holland Hurricanes on October 25-27, 2019 at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall, PEI.  The top four men’s and women’s teams qualify for the event.

For more information on ACAA soccer visit www.acaa.ca.

Connect with the soccer Hurricanes by visiting www.twitter.com/caneswsoccer and www.instagram.com/canesmsoccer.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019