Women Panthers pick up a point against Memorial in soccer
© Guardian Photo By Jason Malloy
UPEI Panthers striker Tessa Fudge, left, plays the ball in front of Memorial Sea-Hawks defender Katie Goodland Saturday during Atlantic University Sport action.
Make it three wins in a row for the UPEI Panthers men’s soccer team.
Coming off a 2-1 road victory Wednesday in Moncton, the Panthers defeated the Memorial Sea-Hawks 2-1 Saturday and 4-0 Sunday at home in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) action. UPEI improves to 3-3-3 while Memorial is now 1-7-1.
Coach Lewis Page said Wednesday’s victory set the tone for a good weekend.
“It was almost like playoff soccer for the guys,” he said. “They really needed to get a couple of wins here. They came out fast and hard in both games and caught Memorial on their heels.”
Cole MacMillan scored the first three goals (23-, 53- and 61-minute marks) for the Panthers on Sunday while Brett Hogan added a single a minute after MacMillan’s last marker.
Brett MacDonald stopped the three shots he faced while Lucas Vaslet made seven saves in the loss.
The Sea-Hawks had a couple of players sitting out on Sunday after receiving yellow cards on Saturday, leaving them with a short bench.
MacMillan scored the winner at 50:30 Saturday.
Page said he is one of, if not, the best players in the league.
“He’s our leader and as he goes, we’ll go,” he said.
Hogan tied the game at 14:14 of the first half after Aaron Anstey opened the scoring six minutes in for Memorial.
Macdonald made two saves for the win while Michael Bartellas made four saves in the loss.
The Panthers are in eighth place, two points back of Dalhousie and Acadia for the sixth and final playoff spot. Each team has played nine of its 13 games.
“It puts us back on track,” Page said of the three victories. “Our destiny is still in our hands.”
Page said the Panthers have a good scheduled to close out the season.
“We just need to bring that same intensity and desire into the rest of our games,” he said. “We just need to be consistent in all our games.”
Emilie Pelletier’s second half goal gave the UPEI Panthers women’s soccer team a point Saturday.
The Panthers tied the Memorial Sea-Hawks 1-1 on Pelletier’s marker at 47:36.
Jennifer Burry scored seven minutes in for the visiting Sea-Hawks.
“We came out a little flat, but we recovered . . . and had a really good second half,” Page said.
Ashley McKenna made two saves in the UPEI net while Hannah Noseworthy stopped one shot for Memorial.
Alexe Morgan scored the only goal of the game Sunday at 57:51 as the Sea-Hawks defeated the Panthers 1-0.
“We had a hard time matching their intensity and their desire to win the game,” Page said.
Jaime Crocker made five saves for the shutout while McKenna made five saves for the Panthers.
UPEI is now 3-2-4 and Memorial is 5-2-2.
The Panthers are in sixth place with 13 points with four games remaining.
Both Panthers teams are off this weekend for the Thanksgiving break, but about a half a dozen players from each squad will be playing at the national club soccer championships.
The first-place Acadia Axewomen dominated the UPEI Panthers in women’s rugby.
The host Axewomen defeated the Panthers 106-0 to improve to 6-0 while UPEI fell to 1-4.
The Panthers trailed 58-0 at the half.
Acadia’s Emilie Chiasson and UPEI’s Holly Jones were players of the games.
The teams play in Charlottetown on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m.
The Panthers went 3-1-1 in tournament play at UNB.
The Panthers lost a pair of weekend exhibition games to the St. F.X. X-Women in Antigonish, N.S.
Daley Oddy and Kara Power scored third period goals Saturday as the X-Women won 2-0. They outshot the Panthers 33-21.
Sojung Shin, a first-year student from Korea, made 21 saves for the shutout while Courtney Arsenault stopped 31 shots in the loss.
The X-Women completed the sweep with a 3-1 victory on Sunday.
Paige Belair, Alex Normore and Daniela Falconio scored for St. F.X.
Teagan Pringle, from Laura Bradley and Anja Weisser, scored a third-period power-play goal for the Panthers.
The Panthers start their season Friday, Oct. 18 when they host the Saint Mary’s Huskies at 7 p.m.
The Panthers women’s basketball team lost their first two games at the Tindall Invitational at Queens in Kingston, Ont.
They lost 58-50 to the host team on Friday and
62-49 to Concordia on Saturday.
Jenna Jones led the Panthers on Friday with 12 points, all coming on 4-for-4 performance behind the arc.
Danielle MacDonald led the Panthers with 17 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes on Saturday. She was 9-for-11 from the free-throw line.
Jenna Jones added 11 points.
Results from Sunday’s Lethbridge game were not available.
The Panthers men’s basketball team defeated Maine prep school Lee Academy 102-78 at the Holland College invitational pre-season tournament. It was their only game of the event.
Ellis French and Geoff Doane led the way with 19 points each.
Jayden Skinner-Nordin had 13 points while Deontay (D.J.) Smith, Brian Ofori
and Will Caesar each added 11.
The UPEI women’s club volleyball team went 1-3 at its first tournament of the season in Sackville, N.B.
The team opened with a 2-1 (25-19, 15-25, 25-15) victory against Mount Allison One before dropping a 2-1 (25-10, 25-14, 16-25) decision to Mount Allison Two. The Panthers also lost straight set decisions to Dalhousie Agricultural College (25-14, 25-21, 25-20) and St. Thomas (25-21, 25-14, 25-23).
The Panthers played all four of their game back-to-back.
The team is back in action Nov. 2 at Holland College at 3 p.m., Nov. 9 when it hosts the Dalhousie-Agricultural College at 3 p.m., Nov. 10 Dalhousie-Agricultural College at 1 p.m. and Nov. 16 when Mount St. Vincent comes to town for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
UPEI’s Melanie McKenna finished 32nd at the cross-country meet co-hosted by Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s.
The UPEI Panthers defeated the Lakehead Thunderwolves 4-1 Friday and 7-1 Saturday in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Scorers were not available.