The men’s and women’s soccer Hurricanes hit the road this weekend when they take on the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils and Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
On Saturday the ‘Canes and Blue Devils will square off at 2 and 4pm (w/m) before visiting the Mystics on Sunday for side-by-side games played at 1pm.
The women’s Hurricanes enter the weekend sitting atop the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) standings with a 4-0-0 record while the Blue Devils are 1-3-0 and in fifth.
The ‘Canes defeated the Blue Devils 2-0 earlier this season at home.
“We are looking to finish the first half of the season on a positive note,” shared women’s head coach, Kris McKinnon. “This weekend in Halifax is a good test to put into practice what our training has focused on this week.”
Sunday’s opponents, the MSVU Mystics, are 2-2-1 and in fourth in the conference standings. They fell to the Hurricanes by a score of 2-0 in the first game of the season in Cornwall.
“I’m looking forward to the big weekend we have ahead of us,” shared goalkeeper, Samantha MacEachern. “Both MSVU and UKC will be bringing good competition, so it should be two very exciting games for the fans.”
The men’s Hurricanes are also leading the conference standings with a record of 3-0-1; they lead the UKC Blue Devils (2-0-2) by just two points. Earlier this season the teams battled to a 2-2 draw on PEI.
“It’s been a hard week of training, we are pushing the players physically and mentally”, explained men’s head coach, Jonathan Vos. “This weekend will be a test of character. We will need every player to play a part with three important points up for grabs on Saturday. A victory would be massive in securing a playoff spot and putting some separation between us and UKC for second place.
On Sunday the Hurricanes will visit the MSVU Mystics who sit at 2-2-1 and in a tie for third.
“After a good hard week at training, we’re looking forward to two big matches this weekend,” shared midfielder, Corey Mullett. “We feel there’s still another level we can get to, but I’m confident this team can do something special. We’re excited for a big test this weekend on the road.”
The Hurricanes return home for a makeup game with the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves on Tuesday, October 1. The women’s game will begin at 5pm with the men to follow at 7pm; these games were originally scheduled for September 8 but were cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian. Both games take place at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall, PEI.
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Date: Friday, September 27, 2019