Men Hurricanes pick up win and scoreless draw in ACAA action
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Kristin Hood of the Holland College Hurricanes battles for the ball during Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association action Saturday against the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves in Cornwall. The Hurricanes won 2-0.
Holland College's women's soccer teams split a pair of weekend home games in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) action.
The Hurricanes defeated the University of New Brunswick Saint John Sea Wolves on Saturday in Cornwall before dropping a 1-0 decision Sunday to the St. Thomas Tommies.
The results bring Holland College's record to 3-2-1 on the season.
Hurricanes 2, Seawolves 0
The Hurricanes, which entered the weekend ranked eighth in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) rankings, struck early when Kristin Hood scored 10 minutes.
The Hurricanes held the 1-0 lead at the half despite being outshot 4-2.
Molly Gallant gave the Hurricanes an insurance goal in the 66th minute. Emma Kelly picked up the shut out.
The Seawolves outshot the Hurricanes 9-5.
Tommies 1, Hurricanes 0
The game was scoreless at the half with Holland College hold a 2-1 advantage in shots.
Olivia Jennings broke the tie with a goal in the 71st minute for the Tommies that would prove to be the only goal of the contest. Holland College outshot St. Thomas 11-2.
The Hurricanes men's team lost 3-1 to the Seawolves and played to a scoreless tie with the Tommies.
Seawolves 3, Hurricanes 1
The nation's 14-ranked team from Saint John defeated the country's ninth-ranked club from Charlottetown.
Mackenzie Tamblyn scored five minutes in to give UNBSJ a 1-0 lead and Mark Thompson made it 2-0 at the 37-minute mark.
The game remained 2-0 at the half as the Seawolves outshot the Hurricanes 2-1.
Holland College came out motivated and firing on all cylinders in the second half.
Josh Young scored three minutes in to close the gap to 2-1.
As the Hurricanes continued to press to tie the game, Adam Fitzgerald was awarded a penalty kick midway through the half when a Seawolves player touched the ball with his hand.
The Seawolves' keeper made the stop to preserve the lead and Tamblyn tallied his second of the game in the 74th minute to ice the game.
Both teams registered three shots in the game.
The Seawolves will be hosting the CCAA men's soccer championships this fall.
Hurricanes 0, Tommies 0
After suffering their first ACAA regular season loss in three years the Hurricanes looked to rebound against the Tommies.
The defensive battle saw Holland College outshoot the Tommies 2-0 in the game.
Next up for the Hurricanes will be a weekend on the road in Halifax for back-to-back games.
They play the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics on Saturday and the University of King's College Blue Devils on Sunday.