The men’s and women’s soccer Hurricanes aim towards recording their first victories of the season this weekend when they play a pair of games.
They host the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams today at home and Sunday when they visit the Crandall University Chargers in Moncton.
The Hurricanes soccer teams opened their Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular seasons last weekend when they hosted the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics and University of King’s College. The women’s team went 0-1-1 picking up a 2-2 tie in their game with the Mystics while losing 2-0 to Kings. The men picked up two ties during the weekend.
“We will be looking to build off last weekend’s performances,” said men’s head coach Jonathan Vos.
“Last weekend we felt we did enough to win the games but didn’t show enough urgency around the goal. We’ve focused a lot on our attacking play this week. The players are focused and looking forward to the games this weekend. After the first weekend of results the league looks like it may be the tightest we have seen in a few years. Every point is important to secure that playoff spot.”
The women are currently seventh in the national ranking while the men are 13th.
Tori McCrindle, a first-year mid-fielder from Parrsboro, N.S., is confident heading into this weekend’s games.
“The team is starting to work well together and our defence skills have been touched on more this past week,” she said. “Last weekend I felt we didn’t take passing opportunities to our advantage and we weren’t first to the ball,. We have to win those races to the ball this weekend. We have worked hard all week and we are focused and determined and are ready to get out there to show the teams what we are made of.”
Today’s home games are at the Terry Fox Complex in Cornwall with the women’s game starting at 2 p.m. and the men’s beginning at 4 p.m.