Big final home weekend for soccer teams
(Oct. 16, 2013) The Memorial Sea-Hawks soccer teams will host Dalhousie in the final home weekend of the 2013 season.
Memorial (5-2-2) will vastly improve their playoff hopes with wins against the Tigers (6-2-1) in their final home games this weekend. Saturday’s game kicks off at 3 p.m. and Sunday’s at 11 a.m. at King George V Field.
The AUS women’s soccer standings are logjammed at the top with two points separating the top five teams in the league. Memorial is currently in a two-way tie with Acadia for fourth place while Dalhousie, Cape Breton and Moncton are all tied for first place. The top five teams will make the playoffs as AUS Championship host team Mount Allison will earn an automatic bid.
This weekend will be a battle of superb defenses. Memorial and Dalhousie have given up the least amount of shots on goal this year.
The Sea-Hawks lineup has been infused with a number of talented rookies this season. Rookie striker Jane Pope is second in league scoring with five goals on the season, three of those being game-winners. Fellow rookie Jessie Noseworthy has been very effective for the Sea-Hawks in her first season of play.
This weekend will be the final home series for senior defender Lauren Windsor, Windsor has been a steady contributor over her five seasons as a student-athlete. She will be recognized in a ceremony prior to Sunday’s game.
Photo on right of Memorial's Jessie Noseworthy courtesy The Guardian.
The Dalhousie Tigers (4-3-2) are coming to town to face the Sea-Hawks (1-7-1) in Memorial’s final home games of the season this weekend. Saturday’s game kicks off at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday’s at 1:15 p.m. at King George V Field.
The Sea-Hawks have been competitive in most of their games this season. Memorial will be looking to continue to improve this weekend and have their sights on pulling out a victory against the visiting Tigers.
Memorial rookie Jordi Slaney is coming off a Thanksgiving trip to senior nationals with his St. Lawrence club team. Slaney leads the Sea-Hawks with three goals this season.
Dalhousie’s leading scorer is Tyler Lewars with three goals on the year.
Photo on right of Memorial's Taedy O'Rourke
This weekend there will be plenty of special events happening in conjunction with the Sea-Hawks soccer games.
On Saturday all Memorial University students, alumni, faculty and staff as well as children under 12 will get free admission. The festivities kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday at King Goerge the Vth Park with a pre-game party featuring The Rolling Kings with other special events happening throughout the day.
Sunday is the annual Senior Day where fifth year Sea-Hawk Lauren Windsor will be recognized for her contribution to the soccer program. It will also be the Go Pink game. The Sea-Hawks have gathered pledges for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and will dedicate the game to someone in their lives who has been affected by cancer.
Soccer previews contributed by Patrick Quigley