Mounties will look to salvage season Sunday against UNB.
The Mount Allison University Women’s soccer team was in tough this weekend as it took on two of the best teams in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS). On Saturday the Mounties travelled to Moncton, where they took on the second place Moncton University Aigles Bleus. Mt. A lost that affair by a final score of 2-0. On Sunday they were looking to bounce back as they took on the Cape Breton University Capers (CBU) on MacAulay field.
The Capers, donning their orange kits, currently sit in fifth place in the AUS. They entered the contest undefeated with three wins and three ties. Cape Breton bolsters an impressive attack, with two of the top five leading scorers on the roster. Karolyne Blain leads the league with seven goals, while Chelsea Currie sits tied for third with four goals. The Mounties came into the game as underdogs, as they are in ninth place in the AUS and were looking to pull off an upset.
Unfortunately, the Mounties fell behind early and were hemmed in most of the first half. Cape Breton was able to pressure the Mounties for most of the half and control the tempo. They opened the scoring in the eighteenth minute and then scored again during the thirty-fifth and thirty-eighth minute. The Mounties best player for the half was Cassie Suche, who was running hard and had a great half of soccer. The Mounties fell behind by a total of three goals going into the half.
The second half saw some better soccer from the Mounties. After an early goal in the fifty-third minute, both teams failed to score another and Mt. A fell by a final score of 4-0. Overall, it was a disappointing loss for the Mounties who could not contain the Cape Breton offence, and could not generate any of their own as they failed to score in the shutout.
Mt. A now sits at 0-7-1 on the season and continue to press for that first win. Despite the Mounties poor record, they have not had a terrible season. They’ve played hard and it always takes time to adjust to a new coach. Many of their games have been close and they just have not been getting those bounces that can be key in AUS soccer.
The Mounties will look for that first win next week as they play two home games. On Friday night they take on Moncton in a rematch from this past weekend, and on Sunday they take on the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds.