Huskies spoil Sea-Hawks opener

The Saint Mary's Huskies won both games in the season opening AUS men's soccer series against the Sea-Hawks at KGV this weekend. 


Late goal gives Huskies victory in season opener


Saturday: SMU 1 Memorial 0 (stats)


Sept. 7, 2013 (St. John’s N.L.) Billy Kennedy’s goal in the 83rd minute was the difference as the visiting Saint Mary’s Huskies claimed a 1-0 victory over the Memorial Sea-Hawks on Saturday at King George Vth Park in AUS men’s soccer play.


Matthew HamlynThe wind was a factor in the game. The home team outshot the visitors 4-1 in the first half with the wind at their back.


In the second half the Huskies had four shots on Memorial keeper Michael Bartellas. Bartellas looked sharp throughout the match but Kennedy’s strike got past him late to earn the visitors the win.


Shortly after Kennedy’s goal Saint Mary’s senior defender Zach Bauld picked up his second yellow card of the match. The Sea-Hawks attempted to even the score with the man advantage but the Saint Mary’s defense held them off.


Kennedy, a second year midfielder, was the player of the game for the winners.


Fourth year defender Matthew Hamlyn was Memorial’s player of the game.


Huskies hold on for 1-0 victory in the rain


Sunday: Saint Mary's 1 Memorial 0 (stats)


Sept. 8, 2013 (St. John’s N.L.) The Saint Mary’s Huskies scored the only goal of the game in the fourth minute of play as they earned a 1-0 victory over the Memorial Sea-Hawks in AUS men’s soccer action Sunday.


Aaron AnsteyBoth teams had to deal with torrential rains,that intensified in the second half, during the game. Saint Mary’s fifth year midfielder Rodrigo Faria del Carvalho scored the game-winner in the fourth minute of play.


Memorial got some chances late in the game but could not get one past Saint Mary’s keeper Adam Miller. Miller, a fourth year from Swindon, England, earned the shutout.


Taedy O'Rourke was the player of the game for Memorial. 


Saint Mary’s will next see action Friday evening when they host Moncton.


Memorial will be off next weekend but will travel to New Brunswick for their annual three game road trip from September 20-22 when they play UNB, Moncton and Mount Allison.