Men’s soccer team earns first victory

It was the best of both worlds for the St. Thomas University Tommies men’s and women’s soccer teams over the weekend.

The STU men earned their first victory of the season – and scored their first goal of the year – in a 1-0 win over the Crandall University Chargers Sunday in Moncton. 

Rebecca Reay, 9, of the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves is held off by Chelsey Leahy, 11, of the St. Thomas Tommies in women's soccer action Saturday, Oct. 1 in Saint John. Photo: Chris Robinson/The AQ
Rebecca Reay, 9, of the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves is held off by Chelsey Leahy, 11, of the St. Thomas University Tommies in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association women’s soccer action Saturday, Oct. 1 in Saint John. Photo: Chris Robinson/The AQ

The Tommies men’s squad edged Crandall after falling 4-0 to the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves Saturday on the road.

The STU women, on the other hand, dropped a 4-1 decision to the Chargers on Sunday after being defeated 3-1 by the Seawolves on Saturday in Saint John.

Tommies men end offensive drought

After going seven league games and 11 total contests without a single goal, first-year midfielder Alex Soulet got STU on the board with a free-kick goal Sunday against the Chargers.

Soulet’s marker stood as the game winner for the Tommies.

With the victory, the Tommies’ record improved to 1-7 on the season, while the Chargers fell to 2-4-2.

Tommies women on two-game losing streak

Paige Talbot looks to have carried the charge for Crandall on her back Sunday afternoon.

Talbot scored three of the Chargers’ four goals to lead the squad over the Tommies.

Micaela Lemoine got the ball rolling six minutes in before Talbot notched her first of the match five minutes later.

Three minutes into the second half, Talbot scored again to give the Chargers a 3-0 lead.

Olivia Ormond brought the Tommies within two at the 70th minute, but Talbot completed the hat trick with two minutes left on the clock.

With the defeat Sunday, STU fell to 2-5-1 on the year, while Crandall improved to 1-7.

STU women fail to tame Seawolves

UNBSJ struck early and often Saturday afternoon, with Lauren Coyle drawing first blood at around the fifth minute.

Geselle Tuquib gave UNBSJ a 2-0 lead 21 minutes in.

Tory Kuhn netted the lone Tommies goal not long after, but that’s as close as STU would come.

Coyle added her second of the game during the second half to seal the Tommies’ fate.

UNBSJ keeper Laiken Fox stopped six shots in the winning effort, while Mary Cronin took the loss for STU despite a six-save performance.

With the win, the Seawolves improved to 3-3-1. 

Tommies men shutout again

Alex Allison and James Sudul each scored twice for the Seawolves to lead the squad over the struggling Tommies on Saturday afternoon.

Allison got UNBSJ on the board at 10:34 before scoring again six minutes later to give the Seawolves a two-goal lead heading into halftime.

Sudul’s pair of markers in the last 45 minutes sealed the deal for UNBSJ.

The Tommies have the Thanksgiving holiday weekend off, but they will be back in action on Saturday, Oct. 15 against the University of Kings College Blue Devils at Scotiabank Park South.

Kickoff is at 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men.

STU will also host the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics on Sunday, Oct. 16 at home.
The women’s game goes at 12 p.m., while the men’s contest gets underway at 2 p.m.

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