Final weekend of the AUS soccer season
The Memorial Sea-Hawks will travel to Nova Scotia this weekend for games against the Cape Breton Capers and the StFX X-Women that, on the final days of the AUS regular season, have significant playoff implications.
The Sea-Hawks are currently fifth in the AUS with a record of 5-3-3. With Mount Allison hosting the championship this year, only the top five teams will qualify for playoffs. With UPEI (4-3-4) only two points behind Memorial, the Sea-Hawks have control over their destiny this weekend.
The Sea-Hawks will play the first place, and undefeated Capers (7-0-4) on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Capers have been led by the league’s leading scorer Karolyne Blain, who has 11 goals on the year.
Memorial will then hop aboard the bus to Antigonish to play StFX (3-5-3). The X-Women have lost two in a row but have a talented, balanced lineup.
The Sea-Hawks leading scorers are rookies Jane Pope, with 5 goals, and Jessie Noseworthy, with 3 goals. The Sea-Hawks have also gotten a strong performance from team captains, Maria Oliver and Lauren Windsor. Sunday will be Lauren Windsor’s last regular season game as a Sea-Hawk.
The Sea-Hawks men’s soccer team will finish their season with a road trip to Nova Scotia this weekend to compete against Cape Breton and StFX.
The Sea-Hawks will be working to get out of the AUS cellar while also playing spoiler to the Capers and StFX teams who are fighting for a playoff spot.
The Sea-Hawks currently have a record of 1-9-1. Fourth year captain Matt Hamlyn has led the team this season in the backfield with his steady play. Rookie Jordi Slaney has been Memorial’s biggest scoring threat with 3 goals on the year.
Cape Breton (4-4-3) is currently in seventh place in the AUS standings. The Capers have an outside chance at catching the fifth place X-Men this weekend to slip into playoff position. The Capers' Ian Greedy leads the AUS with 6 goals.
StFX (5-5-3) will need a win to ensure they are in the playoffs. So Sunday’s game should have a playoff-like atmosphere.