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‘Canes complete regular season, ready to host ACAA Champ

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s soccer teams completed their 2019 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular seasons over the weekend when they took on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) Rams and the Crandall University Chargers.
 
 The women’s ‘Canes completed the regular season with an undefeated record after a 6-3 win on the road on Saturday versus the Rams in Truro, NS, before taking down the Chargers by a score of 3-2 at home on Sunday.  The Hurricanes record of 11-0-1 has them ranked at number one entering this weekends ACAA Championships; they’ll face off against the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves in semi-final play this Saturday in Cornwall.
 
 The men’s Hurricanes also finished the regular season in first place in the conference with a record of 8-1-3.  On Saturday they settled for a 3-3 draw in Truro, NS versus the Rams before taking down the Chargers by a score of 3-0 on Sunday at home.  The ‘Canes will challenge the fourth-seed, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics this Saturday in semi-final action at the ACAA Championships.
 
 The Hurricanes are hosting the 2019 ACAA Soccer Championships on October 25-27 at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall, PEI.  Four semi-final matches take place on Saturday before the championship games on Sunday at 12 and 2:30pm (w/m).
 
 The women’s Hurricanes finished with an undefeated record for just the third time in team history, previously finishing at 9-0-1 in 2012 and 10-0-2 in 2016.
 
 The team used four first-half goals on Saturday from Jazae Smith, Madison Doiron, and two from Emily Cormier to take down the Dal AC Rams in Truro, NS.  They held a 4-1 lead at halftime.
 
 Cormier completed the hat trick in the second half when she scored in the 52’ before Emily Lepine made it 6-1 in the 62’.  The Rams scored two quick goals in the 62’ and 64’ but it was not enough as the ‘Canes cruised to the 6-3 win.  Nicole McInnis was the winning goalkeeper in the match for the Hurricanes.
 
 On Sunday at home, the Hurricanes scored in the final minutes to pick up the victory over the Chargers.
 The ‘Canes led 2-1 at halftime after Emily Cormier scored twice in the 17’ and 45’.  A Chargers goal in the 74’ tied the match before Cormier completed the hat trick by scoring the winning goal in the 87’.  Nicole McInnis was once again the winning goalkeeper for the Hurricanes.
 
 Cormier, a first-year striker from Charlottetown, PEI, led the ‘Canes with 13 goals and 26 points during the 12-game regular season.
 
 The men’s Hurricanes finished in first-place at the end of the regular season for the sixth straight year after finishing witha record of 8-1-3.
 
 On Saturday in Truro versus the Rams, after opening up a 1-0 in the 2’ off an Alex Lourenso goal, the Rams took a 3-1 lead with goals scored in the 20’, 23’ and 30’.
 
 Lourenso was at it again in the second half, scoring in the 50’ to cut the Rams lead to a single goal.  Corey Mullett would then tie the match at 3-3 in the 69’ for the Hurricanes.  Hayden Porter was the goalkeeper for the ‘Canes in the draw.
 
 It was a different story for the Hurricanes on Sunday at home versus the Chargers.  Tegan Misener scored in the 14’ before Alex Lourenso (66’) and Kaito Yamamoto (82’) scored to give the ‘Canes the 3-0 victory.  Porter was once again in goal for the ‘Canes, earning the shutout victory.
 
 During the regular season, Alex Lourenso, a third-year striker from Stratford, PEI, led the ‘Canes with 10 goals in eleven games played, totaling 25 points.
 
 The Hurricanes will now shift their attention towards the ACAA Championships this weekend.
 On Friday, the ACAA will hand out their regular season awards at the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown before semi-final play begins on Saturday.
 
 In women’s play, the second ranked, St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies will challenge the third-ranked, MSVU Mystics at 10am, before the top-ranked ‘Canes host the fourth ranked, UNBSJ Seawolves at 12:30pm.
 In men’s action, the first-place Hurricanes will take on the fourth-place Mystics at 3pm before the second-ranked, UNBSJ Seawolves take on the third-ranked, STU Tommies at 5:30pm.
 
 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 media inquiries please contact:
 
Daniel Cudmore
Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Department of Athletics and Recreation
Holland College
(902) 894-6870
dccudmore@hollandcollege.com
 

For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019