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Kieran Moore hopes to help propel Panthers into Friday’s AUS semifinal

<p>Kieran Moore takes a shot during Wednesday UPEI Panthers soccer practice before the team left for Fredericton, N.B., where the Atlantic University Sport championship takes place starting today.</p>
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<p>Kieran Moore takes a shot during Wednesday UPEI Panthers soccer practice before the team left for Fredericton, N.B., where the Atlantic University Sport championship takes place starting today.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Kieran Moore made a deal with his head coach on Tuesday.

“I said, ‘I’ll take you to the semifinal game if he takes me to the final,’” the fourth-year UPEI Panthers soccer player said Tuesday night.

Moore will play today at 4:30 p.m. when the Panthers meet the St. FX X-Men in Fredericton, N.B., in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) quarter-final. A win today will put the Panthers in Friday’s semifinal. The final is slated for Sunday.

Moore can’t play in the semifinal as he leaves Friday for St. John’s, N.L., where he has a medical school interview at Memorial University.

“I’m really excited to play the St. FX game, sad I miss the second game, but it’s something I have to do, something I’ve been working for my entire life,” Moore said.

He acknowledged today’s match could be his last AUS game, but he is confident in his team’s ability heading into the contest.

RELATED: PANTHERS ARE PLAYOFF TESTED.

The Panthers started the regular season 0-4 before ending it 6-1-1.

“I think it says a lot about our character. It also says we’re playing right at the right time,” Moore said. “In the playoffs, it’s a one game. This isn’t a series of seven games, so it’s whoever is (playing) the best at that time, so I think we actually have the advantage going in this hot at the end of the season.”

The Cornwall resident thought his season might have been over earlier this year. Moore sustained the first injury of his AUS career during the Sept. 30 game at Mount Allison. He couldn't bear weight on his foot for a week and was on crutches as he awaited the results of an X-ray. He received a Grade 2 ankle sprain and the bone was chipped.

Moore credited the work of the team’s physiotherapist for helping him return to the field and for the Panthers coaching staff for not rushing him back into the lineup.

“I had no idea how hard it was to get back on the field,” he said. “I appreciate all the hard work they've done.”

He returned to the Panthers lineup on Oct. 22 and scored his first AUS goal against Memorial. Now he has his mind set on the next target.

“These playoffs mean a lot to me,” he said. “What a great way to send off the year to make the AUS final.”

Kieran Moore made a deal with his head coach on Tuesday.

“I said, ‘I’ll take you to the semifinal game if he takes me to the final,’” the fourth-year UPEI Panthers soccer player said Tuesday night.

Moore will play today at 4:30 p.m. when the Panthers meet the St. FX X-Men in Fredericton, N.B., in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) quarter-final. A win today will put the Panthers in Friday’s semifinal. The final is slated for Sunday.

Moore can’t play in the semifinal as he leaves Friday for St. John’s, N.L., where he has a medical school interview at Memorial University.

“I’m really excited to play the St. FX game, sad I miss the second game, but it’s something I have to do, something I’ve been working for my entire life,” Moore said.

He acknowledged today’s match could be his last AUS game, but he is confident in his team’s ability heading into the contest.

RELATED: PANTHERS ARE PLAYOFF TESTED.

The Panthers started the regular season 0-4 before ending it 6-1-1.

“I think it says a lot about our character. It also says we’re playing right at the right time,” Moore said. “In the playoffs, it’s a one game. This isn’t a series of seven games, so it’s whoever is (playing) the best at that time, so I think we actually have the advantage going in this hot at the end of the season.”

The Cornwall resident thought his season might have been over earlier this year. Moore sustained the first injury of his AUS career during the Sept. 30 game at Mount Allison. He couldn't bear weight on his foot for a week and was on crutches as he awaited the results of an X-ray. He received a Grade 2 ankle sprain and the bone was chipped.

Moore credited the work of the team’s physiotherapist for helping him return to the field and for the Panthers coaching staff for not rushing him back into the lineup.

“I had no idea how hard it was to get back on the field,” he said. “I appreciate all the hard work they've done.”

He returned to the Panthers lineup on Oct. 22 and scored his first AUS goal against Memorial. Now he has his mind set on the next target.

“These playoffs mean a lot to me,” he said. “What a great way to send off the year to make the AUS final.”

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