Playoff rematch: Hurricanes vs Seawolves in Women’s soccer action

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After coming off a win against the Dalhousie AC Rams the previous day the Seawolves hosted Holland College in what turned out to be a very competitive re-match of last season’s quarterfinal.

The Seawolves started off strong when striker, Lauren Coyle, delivered her second goal of the season just 70 seconds into the game.

Celebrations didn’t last long for the wolves, as Hurricanes star, Briar Roberts, scored her league leading 8th goal just a few minutes later to tie the game.

The rest of the first half saw both teams playing very strong, generally sharing possession.

Neither squad could break the tie despite the numerous chances each team had, the ball refused to find its way to the back of the net.

In the second half, things started to go downhill for the Seawolves as Hurricanes forward, Sabrina Molnar, scored back-to-back goals to give her team a commanding two goal lead.

As the wolves lost their momentum, Holland buried one last goal to settle with a 4 – 1 victory over UNB Saint John.

In spite of the loss, many did not expect the wolves to play as well as they did against Holland College who they faced in last season’s playoff run.

There were plenty of encouraging stretches when the Seawolves showed that they can compete against the powerhouse teams in the league, and frequently gave their opponents a run for their money.

Following the game, UNB Saint John’s head coach Robert Mather wasn’t entirely negative towards how his team played.

“There was a lot of good to (the game), but unfortunately on the few mistakes that we made, we got punished,” said Mather.

The game wrapped up the homestretch for the Women’s team, who pulled both a win and a loss from the weekend.

Their next match takes place on Wednesday, September 28, when they travel to Moncton to play Crandall University for the first time this season.

Kickoff is at 6 pm and the game will also be streamed on ACAA tv.