UNB Saint John Weekend Soccer – Women

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The Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics soared past UNB Saint John Seawolves, 3-0 on Saturday

With both teams coming off a win and the Seawolves looking to beat the 2nd place team Mystics, both squads took to field on a stormy afternoon at UNB Saint John Canada Games Stadium.

The Mystics opened up the match with ball control and pushing the play towards the Seawolves goal.

While the Mystics carried the plays within the first half of the game, the Seawolves countered with strong defense, allowing only one goal in the first half.

Throughout the game the Seawolves had trouble finding the goal with the Mystics, Abbey MacLeod, minding the net.

At the end of the first half the Seawolves had 2, and Mystics, 6 shots on net with the MSVU squad winning most of the possession.

”When we played well, I thought we did create things but during those periods of the game when we were not fully committed it cost us defensively and stopped us from being effective offensively too.” says Robert Mather, Seawolves head coach.

With both teams fighting the wind throughout this game, MacDonald scored for the Mystics on a cross set through the middle making the game 2-0

With 20 minutes left in the second half, the Mystics had essentially shut down the Seawolves offence, scoring once more in the last three minutes

Mather commented “I thought we played well at times but I feel that we weren’t focused enough to compete for 90 minutes. I know as a team we were disappointed and we will look to improve on Sunday.”

SUNDAY

Sunday saw the Seawolves take on UKC Blue Devils at Canada Games stadium in Saint John.

The King’s College Squad started the game strong with two goals within three minutes at the 15 minute mark of the first half.

The fourth place Blue Devils were looking to take the third place spot from the Seawolves with a win.

UNBSJ and UKC traded goals in the second half with Lauren Coyle and Kayla Nice scoring for the Seawolves.

Despite playing a strong second half the UNBSJ women were not able to catch up from their first half deficit ending the game with a 4-2 loss.

The Seawolves sit in 4th place with 5 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw with two games remaining.

Next Saturday at 2pm away at Dalhousie, and Sunday against the first place Holland College squad, start time at noon in Charlottetown.