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Day 1 complete at ACAA Soccer Championships

Day one of the 2019 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Soccer Championships is complete from Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, hosted by the Holland Hurricanes at the Terry Fox Sports Complex.

Saturday featured four semi-final matches with the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies and Holland Hurricanes advancing to the conference championship games on the women’s side, while the Hurricanes and University of New Brunswick-Saint John Seawolves qualified with victories on the men’s side.

Sunday’s conference championship matches take place at 12pm and 2:30pm (w/m); they will be live streamed at www.acaatv.ca as well as on Bell Fibe TV, channels 1 and 401 for Bell Fibe TV customers.


Game #1 | Women’s Semi-Final | STU Tommies 4, vs MSVU Mystics 2

The Tommies scored three times in ten minutes during the middle portion of the game to secure the semi-final victory over the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics.

Nikita McCartney put the Tommies on the board in the 19’ before Allana Khoury tied the match in the 33’ for the Mystics.

McCartney scored her second of the match in the 38’ before Jessica McWilliams extended the Tommies lead to 3-1 in the 39’ on a penalty kick.  Louisa Hughes provided an extra insurance goal in the 48’ for the Tommies as they held a 4-1 lead early in the second half.

Marilyn Burke managed to find the back of the net for the Mystics in the 60’ but this was as close as MSVU would get as the game ended in a 4-2 win for the Tommies.

Kianna Laurin (STU) and Kari Waller (MSVU) were the goalkeepers in the game.  The Mystics outshot the Tommies, 14-13 in the match.


Game #2 | Women’s Semi-Final | Holland Hurricanes 3, vs UNBSJ Seawolves 1

A goal in the 29’ by Calandra Bychyk, and another in the 48’ by Emily Lepine, powered the Holland Hurricanes to victory in the second semi-final game on Saturday versus the UNBSJ Seawolves.

The ‘Canes originally got on the board in the 16’ when Lepine scored her first of the game for the Hurricanes, before Allee Bezeau replied for the Seawolves to tie the game at 1-1 in the 19’.

After the ‘Canes added their goals from Bychyk and Lepine, they punched their ticket to the ACAA Championship game on Sunday with the 3-1victory.

Nicole McInnis (Holland College) and Jillian Smith (UNBSJ) were the goalkeepers in the match with the ‘Canes outshooting the Seawolves 18-6.


Game #3 | Men’s Semi-Final | Holland Hurricanes 3, vs MSVU Mystics 1

The Holland Hurricanes rebounded after an MSVU Mystics goal by Waris Atiqullo in the 37’ to advance to the ACAA championship game on Saturday afternoon.

Dan Martell got the ‘Canes on the board in the 38’, with Kaito Yamamoto scoring in the 44’ and Alex Lourenso securing the win with a goal in the 60’ to give the ‘Canes the 3-1 victory.

Hayden Porter (Holland College) and Kevin Abraham (MSVU) were the goalkeepers during the match.  The Hurricanes outshot the Mystics, 24-9, in the win.


Game #4 | Men’s Semi-Final | UNBSJ Seawolves 4, vs STU Tommies 0

The UNBSJ Seawolves scored twice in the first half to power their way into Sunday’s ACAA championship final with a win over the STU Tommies on Saturday.

A Seawolves goal from Oluwatobi Obanla in the 26’, and another from Cole Healey in the 29’ propelled the Seawolves to the lead in the first half.  They would add a third goal in the 55’ when Logan Perry found the back of the net before a Jesse Asante goal in the 70’ polished off the 4-0 victory.

Chris Badju (UNBSJ) and Eric Prior (STU) were the goalkeepers in the match while the Tommies outshot the Seawolves 17-6.

Sunday sets up a women’s ACAA championship match at 12pm when the second-ranked, STU Tommies battle the top-seed and host team, Holland Hurricanes at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.

This season the ‘Canes defeated the Tommies in both matchups by scores of 3-2 and 3-0.

The men will then take the field at 2:30pm when the top-seed, Hurricanes and second-seed, UNBSJ Seawolves tangle for ACAA gold.  This season the ‘Canes won both meetings with the Seawolves, 3-0 and 3-2.

For more information on the 2019 ACAA Soccer Championships, please visit www.acaa.ca.

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


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, October 28, 2019