Tigers on the road – Sept. 14-16
Women’s soccer encounters their first defeat
Dalhousie’s second weekend of regular season play wasn’t perfect, but it’s sure not something the team should hang their heads about.
Before the defending champions experienced their first loss of the young season, the Tigers kicked off their road trip Sept. 14 with a 2-1 win against St. Francis Xavier. Joanna Blodgett put away the game winner for Dal during a penalty kick in the 79th minute. Earlier in the match, a deflection off of a St. FX player resulted in an own goal that counted for the Tigers.
The ladies’ undefeated season, however, came to an end the next day in a 2-1 loss at Cape Breton. The Capers netted two goals in the first half, leaving the Tigers unable to come back.
After two weeks of play, the defending champion Tigers are in third place with a 2-1-1 record.
The Tigers hope to rebound Saturday, Sept. 22 when they take on the Capers at Wickwire Field. They finish up their weekend against Memorial the next day. Both games are at 1 p.m.
Finally a goal, or three, for men’s soccer
It took four games, but the Dal men’s soccer team finally hit the back of the net last weekend.
Entering their game against Cape Breton the Tigers had yet to score a goal in the 2012 season, but it only took minutes for that to change against the Capers on Sept. 15.
Tyler Lewars scored in the third minute and later had the game winner to lead Dal to a 3-2 win.
The Tigers had taken on St. FX the day before. That game ended the same way as their last meeting, as neither team was able to get on the scoreboard. It was a slow game, with few chances coming from either side.
The Tigers hope to make it two in a row against Cape Breton Saturday, Sept. 22 on home turf. The next day they will host the Memorial Seahawks. Game times are 3:15 p.m.
Runners bested by St. FX
Dal couldn’t run past St. FX in the Moncton Invitational last Saturday, placing second in both team events.
In the women’s 4,625 metre, Anna von Maltzahn, who won the women’s 10 km Bluenose Marathon this summer, was the top Tiger, placing fifth with a time of 18:35. Ellen Chappell and Vanessa Linton came up just behind her in eighth and ninth place, respectively. Freida Aspnaes from UNB finished in the top spot at 17:31.
For the men’s 7,315 metre, Jake Moore was slotted ahead of his teammates, placing fifth with a time of 25:16. Bruce Russell followed close behind in seventh, just five seconds off the pace.
The X-Men swept the podium on the men’s side, finishing in first, second and third.
The next meet for the team will be held at St. FX on Saturday, Sept. 22.