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Hurricanes to play for fifth at CCAA men's soccer nationals

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FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA. – The goals came early and often Friday night as the Holland College Hurricanes lost 6-4 to the Algonquin Thunder in the bronze semifinal at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men’s soccer championship in Fort McMurray, Alta.

The Thunder took an early 2-0 lead on goals in the second and 14th minute.
The Hurricanes bounced back seconds later when Ibra Sanoh replied to cut the deficit to one. Soon after, Sam Julien would tie it up after a cross by Eberechi Okkwuwolu.
Algonquin made it 3-2 in the 34th minute as the ‘Canes were unable to clear the ball off a corner kick.
Theo Ngezahayo of the Hurricanes tied the game early in the second half off a goalmouth scramble. The Thunder retook the lead off a headed corner kick.
Moments later, Julien got the ball to Charles Aondo, who put it past a diving Thunder keeper to knot the score.
In the 79’ a Thunder penalty kick was put away to restore their lead at 5-4. The Thunder added a late insurance goal in the 87th minute.  
The Hurricanes play for fifth place today at 12:30 p.m. Atlantic against Sainte-Foy.
Women
The Holland College Hurricanes will play the Vancouver Island University Mariners for seventh place today at the CCAA women’s soccer championship in Montreal.
Game time is 10 a.m. Atlantic.
The Hurricanes lost 1-0 on a late goal to the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolfpack on Thursday.
Both teams had great chances to score early in the first half, including a Wolfpack cross that rolled through the box untouched but Hurricanes keeper Nicole McInnis made a big save.
For the ‘Canes, a Lauren Myers shot rang off of the crossbar after she was able to get behind the defence.
The two teams would continue to create chances in the second half, but the defensive lines and goalies stood tall.
The back-and-forth action continued until there was five minutes left in the second half when McInnis got beat by a looping header.
The ‘Canes would throw everything they had at the Wolfpack but nothing was converted by the Holland College women as time expired.
McInnis was named the team’s player of the game.
The Mariners enter lost 2-1 to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ooks on Thursday.

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