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Soccer Hurricanes continuing strong seasons

The men’s and women’s soccer Hurricanes completed a busy weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia with Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season games versus the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils and Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics.

Both Hurricanes teams entered the weekend atop the ACAA standings midway through the 2019 regular season.  The women’s Hurricanes would add to their lead after a 1-1 tie on Saturday versus the Blue Devils before defeating the Mystics 1-0 on Sunday.  The men’s Hurricanes earned an important 3-0 victory on Saturday versus UKC before falling to MSVU on Sunday by a score of 1-0.

The ‘Canes will have a just one days rest this week as they will host the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves on Tuesday evening at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall, PEI; the women will take the field at 5pm with the men following at 7pm.  These are makeup games after they were originally cancelled on September 8 due to Hurricane Dorian.

The women’s Seawolves enter the weekend at 2-3-1 and in fourth place while the men are in a three-way tie for first place at 4-1-1 alongside the Hurricanes and Mystics.  This is the first time the Hurricanes and Seawolves will face each other this season.

On Saturday in Halifax, the Hurricanes women fell behind UKC, 1-0, in the 1’ when Rebecca Dupuis capitalized on a Hurricanes defensive mistake.

The Hurricanes would trail for the majority of the match, increasing the pressure in the second half with the wind at their backs.  After a hand ball, Jade Stewart would get the ‘Canes on the board when she scored on a penalty kick to tie the game at 1-1 in the 83’.  This is how the game would end.

The Hurricanes outshot the Blue Devils 11-2 in the match; Nicole McInnis was in goal for the ‘Canes.

On Sunday, the women’s Hurricanes battled into the wind for the first half, ultimately taking the lead in the 42’ when Emily Lepine scored from 25 yards out to give the ‘Canes the 1-0 lead entering the half.

In the second half, Rachel Green would provide some security for Holland College, scoring in the 75’ off a corner kick, giving them the 2-0 lead and victory.

Nicole McInnis was once again strong in goal for the Hurricanes.  The ‘Canes outshot the Mystics 14-4 in the match.

The men’s Hurricanes earned a 3-0 win over UKC on Saturday after Alex Tougher scored in the 16’ to put them up early.  Goals were added in the 48’ by Alex Lourenso, and Kaito Yamamoto in the 56’ to give them the victory.

Devon Griffin stopped all the shots he faced in goal for Holland College; the ‘Canes outshot UKC 10-7 in the victory.

On Sunday versus the Mystics, MSVU would take the lead in the 37’ off a goal from Waris Atiquollo. Both teams would exchange chances over the remainder of the game but the Hurricanes were unable to tie it as they dropped their first game of the season, 1-0.

Hayden Porter was the goalkeeper for the Hurricanes in the game.

For more information on ACAA soccer, 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.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, September 30, 2019