The Mount Allison Women’s soccer team looked for their first win of the season last weekend as they took on the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Varsity Reds on the road in Fredericton, and the Dalhousie Tigers at MacAulay field for their home opener.
The first game took place on September 14 when the Mounties visited UNB. Despite suffering a quick flyer only four minutes into the match against UNB, the Mounties were able to tie it up with a goal by Amanda Volcko before the half. The second half saw UNB really open the game up with four goals in under ten minutes. The Mounties could not catch up, losing by a final score of 5-1.
On Sunday, the Mounties took on the Dalhousie Tigers in what turned out to be a tight defensive struggle for both sides. It was an impressive outing for the Mounties. The Mt. A team played well, and averted any Dalhousie scoring chances. The Mounties were able to have several chances of their own in the second half in what turned out to be a very competitive match. A Dalhousie goal in the sixty-fourth minute by Kristy McGregor-Bales, her first of the season, notched the Tigers ahead one-nil. The goal was scored off of a Dalhousie corner kick. The Mounties couldn’t recover and succumbed to the Tigers, one-nil the final score.
Megan Entwistle had a strong outing for Mt. A. She applied great pressure to the opposing defense in the second half. Entwistle had this to say after the game:
“The game was a positive step forward for the team, on a number of levels. We moved together as a unit and kept our defensive shape, which allowed us to close down quickly on their runs and shots. We put pressure on their players all over the field, creating chances on the counter-attack. Dalhousie is a skilled opponent; although it was not the result we wanted, we can take many positives away from the game,” she said.
The Mounties will continue to press for their first win of the season as the take on Saint Francis Xavier and Memorial University in back to back action next week.
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