Men’s soccer winds up home season with a win and a loss

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The first of two games was a Saturday matchup against the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics, a team that shutout the Seawolves in their previous matchup earlier in the season.

UNB Saint John was very shaky to begin the game and as a result, they were found defending their zone the majority of the time. Thankfully, goalkeeper Bruce Savoie was at the top on his game, making remarkable saves to keep his team alive.

A questionable penalty call got the Seawolves head coach David Vincente furious on the sideline and fans made it clear they agreed with him by screaming at the officials.

The Seawolves didn’t let this affect their game and Mackenzie Tamblyn put the Seawolves on top 1 – 0 with a penalty shot in the midst of first half injury time.

Five minutes into the second half, striker Alex Allison gave the wolves a 2 – 0 lead on a pin-point accurate pass from teammate Tyler Williams, who was also recently named Male Athlete of the Week.

“Allison finished really well with a great pass from Tyler Williams, but it’s the whole team that went up, pressed high, got the ball, one pass, and buried it. It was fantastic,” commented coach Vincente following the game.

Tempers flared during the second half with both teams getting frustrated, leading to 7 cards for the Mystics and 1 to the Seawolves.

“The game got heated due to refereeing decisions,” said Fisher referring to an incident which saw a Mystics player spit on a member from the Seawolves squad.

As the game settled down, Mackenzie Tamblyn continued his search for another goal, dancing around numerous opponents upfield to take a shot on goal, only to be saved by the Mystics keeper.

Late in the half, Abdulaziz Aboud was given a red card after receiving two consecutive yellows for a dangerous slide tackle and unsportsmanlike conduct.

Creeping near the end of the game, the Seawolves’ offense struck again with a magical corner kick sailing past the line of defenders courtesy of Tamblyn.

Tamblyn now has 17 points in 10 games played this season, which ranks him second in the ACAA.

Mount Saint Vincent’s Dylan Popatia had some good chances late in the game, narrowly missing the net and later forcing a save with two well struck shots.

The Seawolves recorde yet another shutout for the season and stretched their winning streak to four games.

Sunday’s game against the University of King’s College Blue Devils was cold and windy.

As fans bundled together on the bleachers for warmth, so did the players on the benches as they settled in for the final home game of the season.

The Blue Devils struck early, when Andrew Burroughs crossed a corner kick to teammate Mubarak Abdul Azeez who scored only 29 seconds into the game.

The Blue Devils did not let up, sending the Seawolves to scrambling in their zone, forcing seven corner kicks and taking ten shots in the first half alone.

Tyler Williams and Mackenzie Tamblyn each had excellent opportunities before halftime, but both couldn’t find the back of the net.

Despite the wind advantage the Seawolves now owned, the second half was played much like the first.

Seawolves goalie, Bruce Savoie, once again had a save worthy of the highlight reel, making a miraculous diving stop in the opening minutes to keep the game within reach.

Also late in the half UKC had what looked to be a clear path to shoot until Alex Dolan made a vital tackle, resting the ball from UKC striker.

Without any luck, UNB Saint John failed to tie the game against their conference rival ending up losing with a score of 1 – 0.

The Seawolves take on Dal AC in Truro next Saturday as face the Rams on October 22 at 4 P.M.

The following day the Men end their season on Prince Edward Island against the current first place Holland College Hurricanes for their last game of regular season play. Game time is at 2 P.M.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.