UKC Soccer Recap Sept. 25-Oct. 1

UKC Soccer Recap Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Women’s Soccer

A full sweep for the UKC Women this week to collected three wins in five days to improve to 6-1 on the season and continue their campaign towards the top of the league table. Playing a midweek game in Truro on Wednesday evening, the Blue Devils comfortably dispatched the Dal AC Rams 4-0 with goals coming from Faye Little, Anna Dugandzic, a long range chip from Simona Busillo and a tap in from Lucy Boudreau after a cross from Callie Jurmain ricocheted off the post.

After a two-day rest, the UKC Women made their annual trip to New Brunswick to play UNBSJ and St. Thomas. Travelling first to Saint John, the Blue Devils conceded after only 12 minutes, when the Seawolves’ Scarlette MacDonald found the back of the net for UNBSJ. Quick to recover, King’s equalized less than 10 minutes later with Anna Dugandzic scoring in the 21st minute and bringing the match back even. The flood gates would open for the Blue Devils in the second half as rookies Georgia Gavas and Iriana Theoharopolous each scored goals before team captain Tia Lovegrove sealed the match with a terrific solo goal in the 90th minute.

Lovegrove then brought her goal-scoring form into the second match of the weekend against St. Thomas, netting a pair of unassisted goals in the 45th and 82nd minute respectively, to secure a 2-1 win over the Tommies. St. Thomas’ lone goal came in the 62nd minute from Lindsey Smith.

The UKC Women are in terrific form approaching the Thanksgiving break. Riding a three-game winning streak, and the singular 0-1 loss to MSVU, the Blue Devils are looking more and more like a championship team each week. A massive test looms ahead on Friday with a visit from Holland College scheduled for 5 p.m. at Wickwire field in Halifax. The Blue Devils and Hurricanes are tied on points in the league table, with King’s having played an additional game.


@Dal AC: 4-0 Win

@UNBSJ: 4-1 Win

@St. Thomas: 2-1 Win

Next Match:

vs. Holland College, Friday October 5th, 5 p.m. at Wickwire Field


Men’s Soccer

A pair of wins and a frustrating loss for the UKC Men’s Soccer team this week, who maintain their strong start to the season in pursuit of a high playoff seed. Travelling to Dal AC on Wednesday evening, the Kingsmen produced a convincing win against the Rams, with Keynan Harvey, Luke Kotaska and Liam McCara all finding the back of the net in what was a largely cursory game for the Halifax side.

Focus quickly shifted toward the business end of the game week, with a pair of road games against UNBSJ and St. Thomas in New Brunswick. Meeting the Seawolves first, King’s opened scoring in only the 2nd minute of the match when Luke Kotaska attacked a loose ball in the UNBSJ box following a set piece, securing a critical early lead. Sophomore midfielder Michael Zinck doubled the lead in the 40th minute from a freekick, in what would be the final goal of the match. Rylan Logan made seven saves in net, while the UKC backline maintained a clean sheet for their third game running.

A tricky final day in Fredricton proved too much for the Blue Devils. An in from St. Thomas’ side managed a pair of second-half goals within seven minutes of one another, with Shrey Choudhary and William Benoit scoring in the 56th and 63rd minutes respectively. Having completed their series against the Tommies with a draw and a loss, the Kingsmen will have their eye on the Fredericton side as the playoff draw approaches. With seven matches played, the UKC Men, like the Women, sit tied for second with Holland College, just a single point off first place. This Friday’s meeting against the Hurricanes will be the first match between the King’s and Holland this season, and will have a major impact on how each team enters the Thanksgiving break.


@ Dal AC, 3-0 Win

@UNBSJ, 2-0 Win

@St. Thomas, 0-2 Loss

Next Match:

vs. Holland College, Friday October 5th, 7:15 p.m. at Wickwire Field

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