UKC Soccer Recap, September 12-21

UKC Soccer Recap, September 12-21

Women’s Soccer

A draw and a win at home for the UKC women, who reignited their season after a sluggish start in the opening game week. Hosting Holland College on Saturday, the Blue Devils came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw a take a point off the second place Hurricanes. A penalty from Anna Dugandzic in the 59th minute and a solo strike from Tia Lovegrove in the 75th cancelled Holland goals from Emma MacIntyre and Reese Kelly.

A dreary Sunday match in the rain at Wickwire field against Dal AC proved to be more of a nail-biting affair than King’s fans would have hoped. Having been a stalemate for over an hour, UKC rookie, Avery Sorensen broke the deadlock, scoring on a breakaway from a Tia Lovegrove through ball in the 63rd minute. King’s would see out the 1-0 scoreline to collect all three points and go undefeated on the weekend.

The King’s women would go on to play a third match in six days, meeting Mount Saint Vincent University at Mainland Commons field in Halifax on Wednesday evening. Though the weather started pleasantly, heavy fog and mist soon surrounded the pitch, limiting the vision of fans and players alike. Ruing missed chances early in the match, King’s found themselves on the short end of a 0-1 scoreline, with the games lone goal coming from Mount’s Ashley Neves.

With a third of the season having been played, King’s presently find themselves near the foot of the table, sitting in sixth on four points. A crucial six-point road trip to St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick at Saint John scheduled for the coming weekend will almost certainly be altered due to the arrival of hurricane Fiona, with conditions threatening to limit the feasibility of travel. Should the games go ahead as scheduled, King’s will first visit the Tommies on Saturday, before travelling to Saint John on Sunday. Please see the ACAA website for the latest on these potential changes.


vs. Holland College 2-2 Draw

vs. Dal AC 1-0 Win

@MSVU 0-1 Loss

Next Match:

@STU, September 24th, 2 p.m.

@UNBSJ, September 25th, 1 p.m.


Men’s Soccer

It was a busy game week for the UKC men, taking six points from nine and vaulting themselves within a point of pole position in the league. Opening their game week at home, King’s played host to league leaders, Holland College, in their first true home match of the season. A pair of first half goals from the visitors forced King’s to chase the match after halftime. Despite not registering a goal, rookie striker, Liam McCara produced multiple scoring opportunities after coming on the the second half and the Blue Devils grew into the match and controlled possession for extended periods.

Despite the loss the previous afternoon and the horrid weather conditions, the Kingsmen answered the bell in force in their Sunday, recording three second half goals to sink the Dal AC Rams and take full points from the match. Liam McCara scored a brace after coming on as a sub at half, with Gareth MacKinnon scoring the third and rounding out the Blue Devils scoresheet. McCara’s efforts in front of net earned him the title of ACAA Male Athlete of the week, and an inclusion on the CCAA team of team of the week.

The goals kept flowing for the UKC Men in their midweek bout against local rivals Mount Saint Vincent University on Wednesday evening, putting six past the Mystics, who ended the match with nine men. King’s scorers included Gareth MacKinnon (two), Keynan Harvey (two), Noah Baird, and Michael Zinck, with the lone Mount goal coming from Eugenio del Valle.

With the 6-1 routing of the Mount in the books, the UKC Men have slingshotted themselves into third place in the league table with nine points from four games, just a point off joint leaders Holland and St. Thomas who sit top with 10. Hurricane Fiona will likely force a postponement for Saturdays match in Fredericton, with inclement weather expected to affect travel. Please see the ACAA website for the latest on these potential changes.


vs. Holland College 0-2 Loss

vs. Dal AC 3-0 Win

@MSVU 6-1 Win

Next Match:

@STU, September 24th, 4:15 p.m.

@UNBSJ, September 25th, 3:15 p.m.

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