Sea-Hawks win two in a row against Huskies
The Memorial women's soccer team opened their season with a home series sweep over the visiting Saint Mary's Huskies at KGV.
Pope leads Sea-Hawks to opening day win
Saturday: Memorial 3 Saint Mary's 0 (stats)
Sept. 7, 2013 (St. John’s N.L.) Highly touted rookie Jane Pope had a memorable start to her Sea-Hawks career on Saturday, scoring two goals to lead Memorial to a 3-0 victory over the Saint Mary’s Huskies in AUS women’s soccer action.
Pope, a first year striker from St. John’s, wasted no time scoring her first goal, putting Memorial up 1-0 in the 3rd minute of play.
With the wind at their back Memorial was able to create several chances in the first half. Pope again found the back of the net in the 20th minute to put the home side up 2-0.
In the second half Pope was again involved in the scoring as her cross attempt was inadvertently redirected into the Saint Mary’s goal by a defender to put Memorial up 3-0.
Second year Memorial keeper Hannah Noseworthy earned the shutout in the win.
Pope was the player of the game for the winners.
Memorial improves to 2-0 with win over Saint Mary’s
Sunday: Memorial 2 Saint Mary's 0 (stats)
Sept. 8, 2013 (St. John’s N.L.) The Memorial Sea-Hawks improved to 2-0 on the AUS women’s soccer season after a 2-0 win over the Saint Mary’s Huskies on Sunday.
After a scoreless first half Memorial senior Lauren Windsor opened the scoring in the 67th minute, on a goal that would prove to be the winner.
Rookie Jessie Noseworthy added an insurance marker in the 83rd minute. The goal was her first as a Sea-Hawk. Memorial keeper
Hannah Noseworthy earned her second straight shutout.
Defender Paula Whitten was the player of the game in the win.
Heavy rain started just before game time and was intermittent throughout.
Memorial coach Walt Mavin was very happy with his team’s performance on the weekend.
He said, “We have had a busy week with tryouts and the start of university classes so I am very pleased our effort and results this weekend. We had great contributions all around. We’ll try to keep it rolling this week in practice.”
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.