Sea-Hawks' men's team in must-score, must-win situation
Memorial Sea-Hawks men’s soccer team (1-5-1) find themselves in a must-win sitution just past the half-way mark of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) season as they face the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers (1-3-3) in Charlotetown today and Sunday.
MUN coch Scott Betts said the team has to take advantage of the scoring chances they’ve been getting.
“We’ve had a little luck in that teams are knocking one another off so far, but it’s up to us this weekend,” said Betts who pointed out the eighth-place Panthers upset fifth-place University of Moncton 2-1 Monday.
“We’ve had our chances, but we just haven’t been putting the ball away.”
MUN first-year player Jordi Slaney who was born in Burin, grew up in St. Lawrence and now lives in St. John’s, leads the team with three goals in seven games.
The fifth-place Sea-Hawks’ women’s soccer team (4-2-1) will look to get back the winning track after picking up just a single point against Acadia Axewomen last weekend at home.
The Lady Hawks take on UPEI (3-1-3) today and Sunday in Charlottetown.
First-place University of Moncton beat the Panthers 3-0 Monday, handing the sixth-place UPEI its first loss of the season.
Memorial rookie Jane Pope is second in conference scoring with five goals in seven games, one behind Cape Breton’s Karolyne Blain.
The Memorial cross-country teams will travel to Halifax to participate in the Dalhousie-Saint Mary’s AUS Invitational meet.
The women’s cross country team will be made up of Amanda Wilkins, Jessica Besaw, Justine O’Leary, Stephanie Pomeroy, Emily Hickey and Amber Jones. Caroline McIlroy will be unavailable to compete this weekend, but will be racing in the AUS Championship Oct. 26. Rookie Alana Loveys will also be unable to travel due to injury.
The men’s team consists of Jordan Fewer, Connor Bolton, Rudy Riedlsperger, Jon Allan, Michael Scott, Stephen Pike, Daniel Conway, and Brian Harnett. Mark Hayward will be unavailable this weekend due to academic obligations, but will also be back at the AUS championship.
The women’s race will be six kilometers, while the men will race 8K.
The Memorial men’s basketball team will take part in its first inter-university preseason competition this weekend as the Sea-Hawks travel to Montreal to play an exhibition game against McGill, and also compete in Concordia’s Nike Invitational.
The team was scheduled to open the Nike Tournament Friday night against the host Stingers. Depending on the result of that game and the game between Laurentian and Laurier later in the evening, MUN will either play 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. today.