The St. Thomas University Tommies soccer teams’ final home games of the year ended in a less stellar way than they would have hoped as both teams fell short of victories with the season winding down.
The STU women’s squad fell 2-0 to the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics on Sunday after losing 1-0 to the University of Kings College Blue Devils Saturday at Scotiabank Park South.
The Tommies men’s team battled to a 1-1 tie against MSVU on Sunday after being blanked 3-0 by UKC Saturday at home.
The loss and draw leave the STU men (1-8-1) tied with the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams (1-7-1) for last place in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, but STU has a game in hand.
The STU women (2-7-1) are second-last in the ACAA and four points ahead of the Chargers (1-9).
With two games remaining in the regular season, both Tommies teams have a tall hill to climb in order to make the conference championships on Oct. 29 and 30 at MSVU.
Tommies, Mystics end in draw
Goals in Sunday’s men’s contest came from Tom Wilding of MSVU at the 61st minute and Kyle Yearwood for STU at the 75th minute.
The first half of the game was scoreless.
Mystics keeper Austin Luxton made 16 saves, while Tommies goalie Nicolas Levesque stopped 21 shots.
STU women fall to Devils
Scoring chances went both ways between the Tommies and Blue Devils on Saturday afternoon in a game in which the first half was scoreless.
Thalia Garvock netted the lone marker for UKC at the 49th minute.
Danielle Arsenau made 17 saves for the Blue Devils to earn the shutout and the victory between the posts, while STU keeper Mary Cronin also denied 17 shots in the losing effort.
With the win, the Blue Devils improved to 5-4 on the season, and there’s a dogfight – if you will – for third place in the ACAA where the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves are one point ahead of UKC after the Blue Devils fell 2-1 to the Seawolves on Sunday.
Tommies men fail to go on win streak
All of the Blue Devils’ goals against the Tommies came in the opening 45 minutes.
Jack Creaser got the ball rolling at the seventh minute before Mubarak Abdul Azeez put UKC up 2-0 roughly a half hour later.
Dylan Popatia put the final nail in the coffin for the struggling Tommies at the 40th minute before a scoreless second half sent STU’s fans home disappointed as the team fell short in its bid for consecutive wins for the first time this year.
Lorenz Maagard-Romano earned the win in net for UKC with a five-save performance.
Morgan MacDonald took the loss for STU after saying no to 22 out of 25 shots.
The Tommies final regular season matchups are Saturday, Oct. 22 against the powerhouse Holland College Hurricanes and Sunday, Oct. 23 against Dal AC.
The STU women kick off at 2 p.m. and the men play at 4 p.m.Saturday, while the Tommies women start at 1 p.m. and the men’s game goes at 3 p.m. Sunday.
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