A win and two draws put the King’s women’s soccer team on 5 points following their first three games of the ACAA regular season. Week 1 saw a 1-1 draw in Moncton against the Chargers of Crandall University, with 2nd-year striker Anna Dugandzic registering the lone King’s goal. Captain center back Lucy Carolan was booked for a yellow card in 63rd minute.
Week 2 featured another pair of road trips, first to Prince Edward Island and then to Truro to play Holland College and Dalhousie AC respectively. In the first match, King’s took an early lead through the efforts of rookie striker Sophie Shepherd, who broke the deadlock with a solo goal in the 11th minute. Holland College’s Emily Cormier would equalize 60th minute, with the game finishing 1-1. In net, rookie goalkeeper Rebecca Florean of Hatchet Lake, N.S. recorded as season high six saves.
On the second leg of the week, King’s bested the Rams of Dal AC by a score of 4-0. Sophie Shepherd completed a hat trick, scoring in the 8th, 43rd, and 48th minutes, before Anna Dugandzic added a fourth goal on the hour mark.
Boasting an undefeated record, the women’s team presently sits 4th in the table with 5 points. They trail Holland College (7 points in four games), Mount St. Vincent University (7 points in three games) and University of New Brunswick-Saint John (9 points in four games). The Blue Devils will have their home opener against St. Thomas University on September 25 at 3 p.m. at Harbour East in Dartmouth, followed by a visit from UNBSJ on September 26 at 11:15 a.m. at Wickwire Field.
@Crandall 1-1 Draw
@Holland 1-1 Draw
@Dal AC 4-0 Win
Two wins a one loss put King’s at 6 points after their first three games of the ACAA regular season. Opening their season on the road against Crandall University in Moncton, N.B., the Blue Devils cruised to a 4-2 win over the Chargers with goals coming from 2nd-year players Nolan Bradley and Ethan Oderkirk, and rookies Achim Duerr-Ferrel and Ian Boone.
Traveling next to Holland College, King’s endured a scoreless first half, with Ian Boone sending a shot off the Hurricanes’ post. The PEI side would break the deadlock in the 83rd minute, when Gustavo Guerrero slotted past UKC keeper, Parker Ingham. Holland would go on to win 1-0. Ingham recorded 7 saves. The lone booking for the match was a yellow card assessed to King’s striker, Kian Bowie.
Finishing out the week in Truro, N.S., King’s tagged Dal AC for three goals, with rookie striker Kian Bowie opening his account for the Blue Devils and midfield Ethan Oderkirk recording a brace. Center back Noah MacNeil was booked late on in the 78th minute and received a yellow card.
After Week 2, the men’s soccer team sit tied for 3rd in the table with MSVU (6 points in three games) and UNBSJ (6 points in four games), trailing St. Thomas University at 7 points and Holland College who lead the league with 10 points. In the coming week the Blue Devils open at home against St. Thomas University on September 25 at 1 p.m. at Harbour East in Dartmouth, followed by a visit from UNBSJ on September 26 at 1:15 p.m. at Wickwire Field.
@Crandall 4-2 Win
@Holland 0-1 Loss
@Dal AC 3-0 Win