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MUN soccer teams facing big test in Nova Scotia


The high-flying Memorial Sea-Hawks men’s and women’s soccer teams are in Nova Scotia again this weekend, with a pair of tough games against Cape Breton University and St. Francis Xavier University.

The Lady Birds are tops in the Atlantic University Sport standings at 4-0, and sit seventh in the U Sports national rankings.

Memorial has a conference-high 16 goals, while allowing only one.

Second-place St. FX (3-0-1) and third-place Cape Breton (3-0), ranked ninth in U Sports, were also unbeaten entering games Friday night in Nova Scotia.

Jessie Noseworthy

Up front, the Sea-Hawks are led by fifth-year striker, and reigning AUS MVP, Jessie Noseworthy, who leads the AUS with five goals.

Memorial and Cape Breton meet 1:30 this afternoon (NL time). The Sea-Hawks and X-Women clash 1:30 p.m. Sunday (NL time).

Both games can be watched live on AUStv.ca.

The men’s Sea-Hawks squad is 3-1, and also hooks up against a pair of teams that were unbeaten heading into games Friday. Memorial takes on the 2-0-1 Capers 3:45 p.m. today (NL time) before playing the 4-0 X-Men Sunday, also at 3:45 p.m. (NL time). Those games are on AUStv.ca, as well.

Tyler Forsey

St. FX sits eighth in the U Sports rankings, one spot ahead of Cape Breton.

Sea-Hawks’ striker Tyler Forsey leads the AUS with five goals.

“We realize that we have two very good opponents,” said coach Jake Stanford, “but we don’t fear them. We have belief that we can play with any team in this league.”

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