The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s soccer teams have gotten off to strong starts in their 2019 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular seasons. They return to the field this weekend for games versus the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams and the Crandall University Chargers.
On Friday night at the Terry Fox Sports Complex the men and women will hit side-by-side fields and play simultaneously at 7pm versus the Rams.
The ‘Canes women enter the weekend sitting atop the ACAA standings after going 2-0-0 during their opening weekend while the Rams sit in fourth place at 0-1-1.
Hurricanes women’s head coach, Kris McKinnon, is pleased with where the ‘Canes sit after their opening weekend.
“We have had a great start to the season but this weekend will be another tough test. The team knows that every match in the ACAA is a battle so we’ll have to be prepared.”
The men’s Hurricanes sit in a tie for second in the conference standings entering Fridays match, they are 1-0-1 while the Dal AC Rams are 0-2-0.
‘Canes men’s head coach, Jonathan Vos, knows you can never take any team lightly in the ACAA.
“After the first weekend of games it shows that the ACAA will be a very tight conference this year. We will need to be at our best to get results this weekend.”
After a day off on Saturday, the ‘Canes will hit the road on Sunday when they take on the Crandall Chargers in Moncton, New Brunswick at 12 and 2pm (w/m).
The women’s Chargers are 0-1-0 after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves last weekend.
Hurricanes midfielder, Nikki Roberts (Brackley Beach, PEI), likes how the roster has adjusted as a team early on in the season.
“We are coming off of a great weekend at home with six big points. We’re looking to keep that momentum going into this weekend with a game at home and on the road. It’s a short season so every point matters.”
The men’s Chargers are also 0-1-0 after an opening weekend loss to UNBSJ at home.
Dan Martell, a centre back from Eldon, PEI, looks to carry the positive play from last weekend into this weekend.
“I think it was a good performance for our first two regular season games as a team. With that being said though, there’s still room to improve and come back even better. I loved the battle-back we showed for the tie against UKC on Sunday.”
For more information on ACAA soccer, visit www.acaa.ca.
Hurricanes Soccer Booster Club memberships are now for sale by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. For $100, members will receive two season passes to all Hurricanes soccer home games plus two limited edition Hurricanes toques. As a special bonus, fans will also receive two admission passes to the 2019 ACAA Soccer Championships hosted by the Hurricanes with their booster club membership.
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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019