Opening weekend provides just one win for Sea-Hawks

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Men split games, women 0-2 in Nova Scotia

Mike Brushett (13) of the Memorial University Sea-Hawks and Andrew Rigby of the Cape Breton University Capers go airborne to contend for a ball during Atlantic University Sport men’s soccer play at the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex in Sydney on

The Memorial Sea-Hawks split a pair of games on the opening weekend of their 2010 Atlantic universities men’s soccer season over the weekend in Nova Scotia.

The Sea-Hawks defeated the Cape Breton Capers 3-2 Sunday in Sydney after losing 2-1 to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men in their first game of the new AUS campaign Saturday in Antigonish.

On Sunday, rookie Michael Brushett scored the winner for the Sea-Hawks with five minutes left to play.

The result means Memorial has already equalled its win total from last year, when the Sea-Hawks finished in last place in the AUS standings with a 1-8-4 record.

The MUN women’s soccer team was also in Nova Scotia over the weekend and lost twice to open the new season.

On Sunday in Sydney, MUN goalkeeper Laura Pittman stopped a second-half penalty kick, but the Lady Hawks still fell 1-0 to Cape Breton.

MUN had lost  2-0 to X-Women Saturday in Antigonish.

The Memorial women finished seventh (4-8-1) last year, but got a playoff berth as AUS tournament host.

Both Sea-Hawks teams have next weekend off and will return to action with their home openers Sept. 24-26 against Acadia University.

Organizations: Sea-Hawks, Acadia University

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Sydney, Nova Scotia.The Sea-Hawks

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