Soccer

Kate Fines rookie season better than fine

First year goalkeeper, Kate Fines, is entering the second half the Dalhousie University soccer season with five shutouts under her belt, and a 0.29 goals against average. The Dalhousie Tigers women’s soccer team has played seven games this season: winning four, losing two and tying one. For all 630 minutes of play, Fines has been…

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Introducing the Halifax Wanderers 

In this image: The crowd cheers for the Halifax Wanderers team at a game.

There’s a new game in town. Once you’re settled in that fresh apartment or residence building, it might be hard to miss the sea of blue shirts,  coloured  smoke and bagpipes marching over to the Wanderers Grounds,  wedged between the Citadel and Public Gardens. What’s the commotion? Pro soccer.    While students have been on summer break,  the  Halifax…

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Coaching on the international stage

In this image: Cour

The Dalhousie University athletics program was well-represented in Italy this summer. Not only were four Dal Tigers athletes selected to compete for Team Canada in the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Summer Universiade in Napoli, but two coaches from Dal went as well.  “It was a tremendous experience,” says Rick Scott, head coach of the Dalhousie Tigers…

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Fall varsity season preview

In this image: A large group of women start running in a cross country race.

The Atlantic University Sport (AUS) league gets underway this fall with the soccer and cross-country seasons leading the way. The first cross-country competition of the year, the  Dalhousie  University/Saint Mary’s University  Invitational Meet, is on Sept. 7 at Point Pleasant Park, while the men’s and women’s soccer teams head to Moncton for their first game…

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Dal Tigers inducted into Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

In this image: Dalhousie's athletic awards inside the Dalplex.

Dalhousie University was well represented in this year’s Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame induction class.  Held at the Halifax Convention Centre on Nov. 2, the ceremony started a few minutes late because of heavy rain outside, but that didn’t deter the celebratory mood.  The event kicked off with video clips of all the inductees and…

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End of season analysis

Wow, the first semester is nearly over. Four Dal Tiger varsity teams completed their seasons this semester, here is a recap of how they did.   Women’s soccer  The previous season they finished third in the league and only gave up seven goals in 12 games. With many players returning, the expectation was that they were…

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Keeping clean sheets

Second-year goalkeeper Ben Grondin has eight shutouts in 10 regular season games. The Dalhousie University Tigers men’s soccer team has been scored on only six times in 11 games this regular season. One of the main reasons for their success has been the team’s new starting goalkeeper, Grondin.  “He’s really embraced the role, and he…

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Controlling midfield

Photo of Maya Venkataraman and Rachelle Lalande.

Maya Venkataraman and Rachelle Lalande are leading the Tigers from midfield.  Both players are tied with strikers Sofia Nicolls and Jensen Hudder for the women’s soccer team’s lead in points with four.   “Both of them have great work ethic,” says Cindy Tye, the team’s head coach. “Maya is a catalyst for attack while Rachelle is…

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Quiet confidence

For those who aren’t too familiar with soccer, they may have been surprised to find out who Dalhousie University’s women’s soccer team’s Most Valuable Player was last season.   It wasn’t rookie sensation Kate Fines or a flashy offensive player. It was fourth-year defender Taylor Goodwin. A player that’s hard to recognize as an extremely talented…

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The captain’s mentality

The way last year’s men’s soccer season ended for the Dalhousie Tigers wasn’t fun for anybody.   Going into October, the team was in a comfortable position heading into the final month of the season. Then they lost five straight games during that month to fall out of the playoffs.   If there were any positives from…

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Dalhousie Playoffs

Through late October and early November, some Dalhousie teams saw their teams’ seasons come to an end for another year. The Dal Gazette recaps how the playoffs went for the Tigers who are hanging up their jerseys for now.  Cross-Country by Josh Young, Sports Editor Both Dalhousie cross-country teams finished the championship races with identical…

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