STU Women’s Soccer lose home opener

St. Thomas University women’s soccer team lost 2-0 to the Holland College Hurricanes on Saturday.

Despite players from both teams having to shake off minor injuries throughout the game, both were aggressive throughout.

“We had some minor knocks, but it happens in every game. So no major injuries,” said STU head coach Michelle DeCourcey.

The game saw Holland College’s goalie go down hard early in the first but would shake it off and continue to play. The game saw physical plays throughout the game. Holland College’s Head Coach Kris McKinnon said it’s all part of the game.

“I thought it was a good battle. It’s the nature of the league. You don’t get a square on the field that you’re not going to have to battle for,” said McKinnon.

DeCourcey liked the competitive level from both teams, but felt her team had to many missed opportunities.

“We were trying too hard to force the ball in the first half, and in the second half we got back into our game. We were connecting,” Said DeCourcy, “We had a lot of chances on goal. We just didn’t finish.”

Despite STU’s opportunities to score early in the first, a goal by Holland College’s Lauren Myers put STU in a hole they couldn’t climb out of.

“I thought we competed well in the second half and in the first half. St. Thomas beat us to most balls. We just really didn’t have the compete level,” said McKinnon. “We picked it up in the second half and we were rewarded with a goal by Briar Roberts.”

The game was delayed a few hours after a scheduling conflict and forced the game to start at 5:30 P.M. at BMO field. The undefeated Hurricanes travel to Saint John to take on UNBSJ. While STU has another home game.

“We face Dalhousie again at home, so were hoping for a win,” said DeCourcey.


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