Soccer teams finish home season against St. FX
The Memorial women's and men's soccer teams played their final home series of the season against St. FX at King George Vth this weekend.
The Sea-Hawks went into their final home weekend of the season looking to earn important points in their push to secure a playoff position in AUS women's soccer. At the end of the weekend the Sea-Hawks would gain points but would have to settle for a pair of draws against the visiting St. FX X-Women.
Saturday Memorial 1 StFX 1
The Sea-Hawks held on for a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon at King George the Vth after St. FX maintained control of the ball until the final whistle.
Memorial's Amy Brushett opened the scoring in the 52nd minute with her first varsity goal.
The home side held on to the lead for twenty minutes until St. FX striker Maura Woodman beat Memorial keeper Hannah Noseworthy to tie the score.
St. FX turned up the pressure late in the second and had a couple of opportunities to break the draw. However the Memorial defence made a couple of timely tackles and Noseworthy came up with a couple of saves to keep the game scoreless.
Fourth year midfielder Rachel Dragan was the HITS FM Player of the Game for the X-Women.
Lauren Windsor, a fourth year from Mount Pearl, was the player of the game for Memorial.
Over 200 students from residence cheered on the Sea-Hawks as part of the MUNdays spirit week at Memorial University.
Sunday Memorial 0 StFX 0
Memorial rookie keeper Hannah Noseworthy continued her strong play Sunday, making several saves to keep the game scoreless in a 0-0 draw against St. FX in AUS women's soccer action.
Noseworthy made two outstanding saves in the first half for the Sea-Hawks. The first save was a leaping save that pushed a St. FX over the bar. Later in the half St. FX had a great chance from in close that Noseworthy managed to hold on to.
Neither team could score in the second half ending the game in a draw.
Players of the game were Noseworthy for Memorial and defender Meaghan Ramsden for the visitors.
The match was the final home game in the varsity career of Jenna Munden. Munden, a Halifax native, played her first three years of eligibility with Mount Allison before transferring to Memorial last year to complete her graduate studies.
The draw puts Memorial's record at 3-4-4 at the end of the weekend. They are in sole possession of sixth place in the AUS standings which puts them in the final playoff position.
They are a point behind Saint Mary's and two points ahead of both UNB and Moncton.
The Sea-Haws will end regular season play next weekend as they travel to New Brunswick toplay against Moncton and Mount Allison.
Saturday StFX 2 Memorial 0
The St. FX X-Men defeated the Memorial Sea-Hawks 2-0 on sunny Saturday afternoon at King George the Vth.
St. FX's Randy Ribeiro opened the scoring early with a goal in the 6th minute of play. The goal was his third of the season.
The X-Men controlled the possession and had a couple of good scoring chances late in the second half that Memorial keeper David Hickey turned away.
Martin Vlk extended the St. FX lead to 2-0 when he buried his third of the season in the first minute of extra time.
Vlk was named the HITS FM Player of the Game for St. FX while Hickey was the Sea-Hawks man of the match.
Memorial striker Steven DeLong picked up a yellow card in the second half, his third of the season, which forced him to sit out Sunday's rematch with St. FX.
Sunday St. FX 7 Memorial 0
The St. FX X-Men defeated Memorial 7-0 Sunday at King George the Vth field.
Similar to Saturday, St. FX opened the scoring early on a goal by Randy Ribeiro, who notched his fourth of the season in the 9th minute.
In the second half St. FX scored six unanswered goals. Martin Vlk scored his fourth in the 48th minute and Ryan Casey scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute.
Shortly after Casey's goal Memorial keeper Luke Olmstead picked up a red card leaving the home side down a man. David Hickey came on to replace Olmstead in the Memorial goal but St. FX broke it open with the man advantage.
St. FX took advantage as Casey scored his second of the game and Michael Jojdar, Vlk, and Andrew Hutchison added goals to make the final 7-0 for St. FX.
The game was the final home game in the varsity careers of fifth year Sea-Hawks Chris Pope and Jeff Slaney. Head Coach Scott Betts recognized Pope and Slaney in a pre-game presentation for their contribution to the Sea-Hawks soccer program.