Soccer games took place this past week on the 30th of September and the 1st of October as Brandon University took on Canadian Mennonite University and Providence University College. The Bobcats’ 6th and 7th exhibition games of the season were less than ideal for the clubs as both men and women walked away with no wins.
The women’s team played strong matches but at the end of each game were denied their victories. The women’s game against the CMU Blazers on Saturday, September 30th ended with a 0-1 loss. The Bobcats game against the Providence Pilots on Sunday, October 1st had far more goals and excitement within their match as the game ended 3-4, resulting with another loss. The women’s two losses are their first of the season. The women’s record now sits at 4-2.
The men’s team had some fierce competition this weekend as they added both a loss and a tie to their record. On Saturday, September 30th the Bobcats battled with the Blazers and were able to keep the match 1-1. With CMU scoring the first goal of the match, it was Michael Knox who showed up and put the ball in the back of the net tying it up for BU. On Sunday, October 1st, the men’s game against the Providence Pilots did not go in their favour. The day resulted in a 0-3 loss, resulting in the second loss of the BU men against Providence this season. The men’s record now sits at 2-3-1.
The soccer teams’ next games will be taking place on the weekend of October 14th and 15th, where they will square off with the ACC Cougars and CMU Blazers. The game on the 14th takes place at home at the HLC at 1:00PM. If you would like to check out any of the Bobcats stats for yourself please go to the Bobcats official website at www.gobobcats.com.
And speaking of Cougars, the Assiniboine Community College Cougars also played the Providence Pilots and the CMU Blazers this past weekend. The women’s team had a rough go against the Providence Pilots on Saturday, with goaltender Kendall Omeljanow sustaining an injury to her hand early in the second half. Litesha Spittal stepped in as goaltender for the remainder of the game, but the Pilots’ striker proved to be too much, causing the Cougars to lose 0-5. Their game on Sunday, October 1st ended similarly, with the score being 6-0 in favour of the CMU Blazers. Five of the Blazers’ six goals took place in the second half.
The Cougars men’s team had an aggressive match against the Providence Pilots on Saturday, September 30th, with both official goaltenders Brendan Henderson and Carlos Torres leaving the field due to injury. Captain Alex Alvarado put on the Goalie gloves and stepped into net for the remainder of the game. The Cougars lost 0-9.
The Cougars went into Sunday, October 1st’s match with a renewed sense of determination with Marcel Tanguay in net. At halftime, the Cougars trailed 0-2, and made a remarkable comeback in the second half. Hillman Williams and Mario Urias scored goals to bring the teams to a tie.
This last weekend’s games bring an end to the Cougars’ at-home season. Two weeks from now, as mentioned, the Cougars go head-to-head with the BU Bobcats at the HLC on Saturday October 14th, and travel into Winnipeg on Sunday October 15th to face off against the Red River College Rebels. Both the men’s and women’s teams will have games beginning at noon on Sunday.
For more information about the ACC Cougars, see their website: assiniboine.net/athletics.
We wish all teams luck in their next games!