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Memorial Sea-Hawks women's soccer team looking to clinch first-round playoff bye

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In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, Memorial Sea-Hawks defender Keisha Younge (3) and goalkeeper Sydney Walsh (right) are shown in action against the Cape Breton Capers during an AUS women’s soccer game in Sydney, N.S. The Sea-Hawks close out their 2017 regular season with games against visiting Moncton today and Saturday in St. John’s, and are looking to join the league-leading Capers as teams owning first-round byes in next month’s AUS playoff tournament.
File photo/Cape Breton University Athletics In this Sept. 23, 2017 file photo, Memorial Sea-Hawks defender Keisha Younge (3) and goalkeeper Sydney Walsh (right) are shown in action against the Cape Breton Capers during an AUS women’s soccer game in Sydney, N.S. The Sea-Hawks close out their 2017 regular season with games against visiting Moncton today and Saturday in St. John’s, and are looking to join the league-leading Capers as teams owning first-round byes in next month’s AUS playoff tournament.

Top two finishers in regular season will go directly to semifinals at AUS playoff tourney, MUN tied for second entering final games against visiting Moncton

Aside from the Cape Breton Capers, who are running away with first place in Atlantic University Sport women’s soccer (the Capers, at 10-0, are making a run at an unbeaten season), things are very tight in the standings.

The Memorial Sea-Hawks are guaranteed a playoff berth for the conference championship weekend Nov. 2-5 in Antigonish, N.S. However, there is much on the line for Memorial heading into its final games of the regular season.

The Lady Hawks (5-1-5) are tied for second place with the Dalhousie Tigers and the top two finishers will gain byes into the championship weekend semifinals.

Only six points separate the seven teams chasing the remaining five playoff berths

The Sea-Hawks, who also play host to Moncton today and Saturday (5 p.m. and noon), have 19 points, as do the Tigers. St. Francis Xavier has 18 points, followed by Acadia with 17, Moncton with 15 and UNB and UPEI with 13 apiece.

Memorial’s Jessie Noseworthy is fourth in conference scoring with seven goals.  

Keeper Sydney Walsh has been outstanding in goal with an AUS-leading eight shutouts in 10 games. So far, she’s made 62 saves, third-most in the conference.

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