A week full of sports action highighted by women’s soccer win over UPEI
In other sports action from the past week the women’s soccer team had two games. In their first they were able to defeat the UPEI Panthers by a score of 2-0. This was a good win for the Mounties that moved them past the Panthers in the AUS standings. The Mounties were able to keep possession in the UPEI side of the field and apply continuous pressure on the UPEI box. Keeper Tessa Ritchie performed well, making four saves in recording the clean sheet. With 2:00 left in the first half, Mounties fourth-year centre back Kristyn Visser scored on a header which turned out to be the winning goal. The Mounties added to their 20 minutes into the second half when forward Taryn MacMillan scored her third goal of the season, making the score 2-0. In their second game of the weekend, the Mounties fell short against a tough UNB side, losing 2-0. The Mounties will look to end their season on a high note as they host Memorial University Sunday Nov. 1, in last game of their regular season.
After a tough loss to Dalhousie on Saturday, the Mounties bounced back with a 1-0 win over the Tommies on Sunday. The low-scoring game displayed a sharp contrast to the Dal game. The Mounties showed strong defense in stifling the Tommies offense all game. The lone and game-winning goal was scored by Jennifer Bell late in the second period. Mounties goalie Keri Martin made 30 saves earning her first shutout of the season.
On Sunday the women’s rugby Mounties ended their season with a dominating win over the University of King’s College, winning by a score 82-15. Unfortunately the Mounties fell just short of making the championship game, finishing third behind St. Thomas and UNB.
After the loss to UPEI on Friday, the men’s soccer Mounties looked to bounce back against UNB Sunday. In a hard-fought game, the Mounties were defeated by a score of 2-0. This was always going to be a tough game for the Mounties, as UNB is one of the best team in the AUS.
On Sunday, the men’s lacrosse team played their final home against the St. Mary’s Huskies. After a good effort, the Mounties fell just short, losing 15-11. The Mounties were led by midfielder Geoff Zed, who scored six times and added two assists in the loss. In their final game of the season, the Mounties will travel to UNB looking to exact some revenge from an early-season loss.