It was a cold and windy first game at the Canada Games Stadium on Saturday as the UNB Women’s varsity soccer team took on the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Rams in the first matchup of the weekend.
The Seawolves started the game strong with a few good shots in the first five minutes, while maintaining possession throughout the first half.
26 minutes in UNB attacker Lauren Coyle took a shot from near the 18-yard line and buried in her first goal of the season to take an early 1 – 0 lead over the Rams.
Going into the second half, DAL AC looked energized and determined to put on a run and potentially tie things up, but the Seawolves defense remained focused and shot down any possibilities of the opposition scoring.
With 38 minutes remaining in the second half, Lauren Coyle was charged with a yellow card after a hard tackle grounded a Rams player, who after had to be helped off the field.
The Seawolves kept the pressure in the attacking zone and played a clean game until the final whistle.
That single goal in the first half ended up being the difference as the girls managed to tally up their first win of the season 1 – 0.
“We created a ton of chances, we had a lot of good link-up play between our defense, the midfield and the strikers, so I just think we have to keep (doing) that and hopefully take more of our chances… we played well today.” said head coach Robert Mather following his team’s victory.
Game two of the wolves homestretch will be against the Holland College Hurricanes for the first time this season. Game time is scheduled for Sunday, September 25 at 12pm.