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Soccer Hurricanes split games in Halifax

Shunya Kobayashi.
Shunya Kobayashi. - Courtesy of Holland College

Crandall in Cornwall on Wednesday night

HALIFAX – It was a weekend split on the road for the Holland Hurricanes in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) soccer action.

The Holland College men and women’s teams each picked up one victory and one loss. Saturday, versus the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics, the men would earn a 4-2 win while the women lost 5-1. Sunday, the women picked up the 4-0 victory while the men dropped a close one by a score of 1-0 to the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils.

Three first-half goals sent the Mystics to a 3-0 lead over the Hurricanes at halftime of the women’s game. The Hurricanes’ only goal came off the foot of Sabrina Molnar in the 90th minute to break up the MSVU shutout bid.
Sunday was a different story, however, as this time the Hurricanes brought the offence. Nicole Fergusson opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, giving the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead at halftime.
In the 50th minute, Kathrine McEwen increased the Hurricanes’ lead, with late goals from Laura Wells and Bethany MacDougall to polish off a 4-0 victory.
Hailey Terstege earned the shutout victory for the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes sit in third place at 5-3-0 (won-lost-tied). They trail the undefeated St. Thomas Tommies (7-0-1) and the Mystics (6-1-1) in the standings, but sit ahead of the fourth-place UNBSJ Seawolves (2-2-3).

Goals from Bobby Gamba (19th minute) and Shunya Kobayashi (26th minute) staked the Hurricanes to a 2-0 lead versus MSVU. The Mystics replied in the 28th minute off the foot of Kwaku Agyare.
Kobayashi increased the Hurricanes’ lead to 3-1 in the 36th minute, before the Mystics’ Chris Garagan made it 3-2 a minute later. This is how the teams would enter the half.
Tegan Misener scored in the 72nd minute to put the ‘Canes up 4-2.
After a combined six goals scored on Saturday, the game versus the UKC Blue Devils was a different story.
A single goal scored by Will Fitzgerald in the 36th minute was all that was needed to give UKC a 1-0 victory over the Hurricanes.
This was a crucial win for the Blue Devils as it catapulted them to the top of the ACAA standings. UKC now sits in a tie with the Hurricanes (5-2-1), but have one game in-hand.
Both the men’s and women’s Hurricanes return to action at home on Wednesday, when the Crandall Chargers visit the Terry Fox Sports Complex. Game times are 6 p.m. (women) and 8 p.m. (men).

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