St. Thomas University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams faced off against the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics for their annual Think Pink games on Oct. 13.
The women’s game started off with both teams fighting to score and a big save by keeper Mary Cronin 13 minutes in, after a Mystic was left alone in scoring range. The Mystics had more scoring opportunities in the first half, but were unable to capitalize.
Tommies Nikita McCartney had the chance to score, but was also unable to capitalize, leaving the score 0-0 at the end of the first half.
The second half started off the same, with the Mystics attempting to score, but Cronin holding her own.
With six minutes left in the game McCartney scored, making her the leading scorer in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association league. This made the final score 1-0 for the Tommies, and confirmed their spot in the ACAA playoffs.
The men’s game started off similar, with both teams fighting for a chance to score. Tommies James Russell had a scoring opportunity with minutes left in the first half but couldn’t get the ball past the Mystic’s keeper. This left the first half scoreless.
Russell got his goal in the second half after a nice assist from Tommie James Hill, making the score 1-0.
The Mystics keeper continued to prevent the Tommies from scoring again until Hassan Yussuf finally got one past him 33 minutes into the half.
The Mystics were able to sneak one past Tommies keeper George Tzimas 10 minutes later, making the final score 2-1.
The men’s team is now in second place in the league and the women have placed first, guaranteeing their spot in the playoffs.
With files from Sayan Chatterjee