Athletics Roundup — Sept. 16-22

Athletics Roundup — Sept. 16-22

Men’s Soccer


The UNBSJ Seawolves tangled with the University of King’s College Blue Devils in men’s ACAA soccer.

The Blue Devils struck in the first half on a quick shot from close range by Hassan Sadek. The Seawolves were stifled by the UKC defense but did mange to create a couple of dangerous crosses into traffic in the box.

In the end, the UKC lead held up for a 1-0 victory that halted the Seawolves early season winning steak at two games.

UKC 3 – HC 3

The St. Thomas University Tommies drew the University of King’s College Blue Devils in heart breaking fashion Sunday afternoon, 3-3. In a back and forth affair that saw the Tommies take leads of 1-0, 2-0 and 3-2, it was Cash Layden scoring the tying goal in extra time on a corner kick.

Women’s Soccer

UKC 1 – Dal AC 0

On a windy day at the Mainland Commons, the UKC Blue Devils “kicked” off their 2019 season with a 1-0 win over the visiting Dal AC Rams. Kings’ lone goal came courtesy of a wicked strike from Kings’ #13 Rebecca Dupuis. The shot from 25 yards hit the crossbar, ricocheted off of the Dal keeper’s back, and into the net. Kings’ looks to “keep the ball rolling” on Sunday as they travel to PEI to take on Holland College.

STU 1 – UKC 0

The St. Thomas University Tommies handed the University of King’s College Blue Devils their third straight loss, 1-0 at Scotiabank Park South. The first half saw both teams standing tall defensively, as there were no goals in the opening 45 minutes. UKC conceded in the 65th minute courtesy of a strike from STU’s Abbey Curwin. The Blue Devils will look to right the ship ahead of their first true home game versus Holland College on September 28th.

Men’s Rugby

Acadia 41 – UKC 10

King’s battled Acadia in a very entertaining midweek game at Graves Oakley in Halifax. Travis Devonport led the King’s forwards to a try in the opening 5 minutes, and Acadia answered with a penalty before Dylan Aleck made an electric run down the sideline to score. Acadia converted two line breaks into tries and pressed for a third, but the half ended with the Blue Devils making a goal line stand to keep it 17-10. The second half saw Acadia’s deep bench take hold as the Blue Devils, playing shorthanded, conceded a few tries in the final 20 minutes. Josh Baker was player of the Game for King’s.

Women’s Rugby

UNB 100 – UKC 5

The University of King’s College Blue Devils played their first home game of the 2019 regular season against the 4 time defending ACAA Champions the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds. UNB Varsity Reds who opened the scoring early, finish the half leading 51-5. The Blue devils fought hard, but the UNB Varsity Reds were able to hold their lead and come out on top. In the end the UKC Blue devils fell to the UNB Varsity Reds with a final score of 100-5. Claire Jansen-Faught touched down for the Blue Devils.

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