The top four men’s and women’s soccer teams from the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) will be on Prince Edward Island this weekend as part of the 2019 ACAA Soccer Championships. The competing teams will be playing for trips to their respective Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championships; the women in Edmonton, Alberta with the men’s event being played in Oshawa, Ontario.
The event will kick off on Friday at the Culinary Institute of Canada when the ACAA hands out their awards from the regular season. Four semi-final matches will take place on Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall, with the conference championship games being played on Sunday.
The ‘Canes men’s and women’s teams enter the championship as the number one seeds in their respective divisions after impressive regular seasons. They’ll look to secure banners in front of their home fans this weekend in Cornwall.
At 10am on Saturday, the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies will take on the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics in the days first semi-final match. The Tommies enter the championship as the second seed after a regular season of 8-3-1 while the Mystics, ranked at number three, finished with a record of 5-4-3. The Tommies won the season series versus the Mystics 2-0 with victories of 1-0 and 2-1.
The second women’s semi-final will take place at 12:30pm on Saturday when the number one seed, and hosts, Holland Hurricanes take on the fourth-seed, University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves. The ‘Canes finished with an undefeated record of 11-0-1 while the Seawolves finished at 5-5-2. The ‘Canes defeated the Seawolves twice this season by scores of 4-0 and 2-0.
The first men’s semi-final will begin at 3pm with the number one seed, Holland Hurricanes hosting the fourth-seed, MSVU Mystics. The ‘Canes finished at 8-1-3 during the regular season while the Mystics went 6-4-2. The two teams split the series this season, with the ‘Canes winning the first match 3-1 while the Mystics claimed the second game, 1-0.
The day will finish with the second men’s semi-final at 5:30pm when the number two seed, UNBSJ Seawolves take on their New Brunswick rivals, the third-seed, STU Tommies. The Seawolves completed the regular season at 8-3-1 while the Tommies were 6-3-3. The Seawolves took both matchups versus the Tommies this season by scores of 3-2.
Conference championship matches will take place on Sunday at 12pm (women) followed by the men’s championship game at 2:30pm.
All six games from the championship will be live-streamed at www.ACAAtv.ca with Sunday’s championship games also being featured on Bell TV1, channel 1 and 401, for Bell Fibe TV customers.
For more information on the 2019 ACAA Soccer Championships, visit www.acaa.ca.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019