The St. Thomas Tommies soccer teams won and lost their home games on the weekend.
The STU women edged the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams 2-1 Sunday after being blanked 6-0 by the Holland College Hurricanes Saturday at Scotiabank Park South.
The Tommies men’s squad continued its scoreless drought with a 1-0 loss to the Rams on Sunday after falling 5-0 to the juggernaut Hurricanes Saturday at home.
Sunday’s contest marked the sixth straight league game where the Tommies have not scored a goal.
STU women resist the Rams
Zoé de Bellefeuille’s two goals led the Tommies women to victory Sunday afternoon.
At the 20th minute, de Bellefeuille netted her first of the game at the 20th minute to get STU on the board.
She then recorded the game-winner a minute after Sian Rankin got the Rams on the board late in the first half.
“We were pleased to get the win and capitalize on some offensive chances,” said Michelle DeCourcey, head coach of the Tommies women.
“[The Rams] were aggressive, but the girls did well to not let it get to them and push through.”
STU men rammed by Dal AC
The Tommies and Rams exchanged several nice scoring chances in Sunday’s men’s contest.
“We had 80 per cent possession today and kept the ball well, but we can’t seem to score,” said John-Ryan Morrison, head coach of the STU men’s team.
The Rams bent the twine with a flukey goal at the 63rd minute off a Gabriel Voss shot from several yards out.
The ball was caught by STU keeper Morgan MacDonald, but his backwards tumble into the Tommies net got the Rams the marker that held up as the game winner.
Eight minutes later, the Tommies almost scored for the first time this season, but the goal was waved off due to a foul on the play that led to the goal.
Tommies men fail to weather the storm
The STU men held the powerhouse Hurricanes off the board for the first half on Saturday.
But Holland College striker Ibrahima Sanoh scored about a minute into the second half before midfielder Alex Lourenso put the Hurricanes up by two 10 minutes later.
From there, it was mostly Holland College as the Hurricanes scored on their first three shots after halftime.
“It’s a nice building block,” said Morrison.
“We moved the ball well and stayed in position, but the only thing we didn’t do was finish.”
The breeze against the Tommies only got worse as midfielder James Briand took a pass from across the box and beat MacDonald to give Holland College a 3-0 cushion at the 62nd minute.
Jatly Jardine then scored twice in the last five minutes of the game – at the 85th and 89th minutes – to finish off the struggling Tommies.
Hurricanes pepper STU women
Saturday’s women’s game between the Tommies and Hurricanes was six minutes old when Briar Roberts got Holland College on the board.
A goal from Nicole Fergusson at the 20th minute put the Hurricanes up 2-0.
“We couldn’t finish at all this game,” said DeCourcey. “It was a disappointing loss.
“We held possession for most of the first half, but we couldn’t finish our chances.”
Eight minutes later, Lauren Myers put a rebound shot past STU keeper Mary Cronin to make it a 3-0 Holland College lead.
Sabrina Molnar scored at the 63rd minute for the Hurricanes before Kristyn Visser found the back of the net 71 minutes in and Roberts put her second of the game past Cronin at the 78th minute.
STU’s next doubleheaders are Saturday, Oct. 1 against the University of New Brunswick Saint John Seawolves
and Sunday, Oct. 2 against the Crandall Chargers.
Game times are 1 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. for the men on Saturday.
Action on Sunday kicks off at 2 p.m. for the women’s side and 4 p.m. for the STU men’s squad.
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