By Dylan Matthias, Sports Editor
This weekend, there’s a choice involved.
With the Thanksgiving break giving most teams a week off last weekend, this week sees a boatload of AUS and ACAA action as fall sports try to cram the rest of the schedule in and winter sports begin to get rolling.
Oct. 16 is the annual Mount Saint Vincent and King’s College Turkey Bowl soccer game. Almost always a feisty affair, this one will make the trip out to Mainland Commons in Lacewood worth it. The women kick-off at 2 p.m., followed by the men at 4. Both MSVU and King’s need the points, so it should be a typically raucous afternoon.
Here at Dal, the men’s hockey season is underway tonight at 7:30 p.m.. If that weren’t reason enough to get excited, it’s against Saint Mary’s. The defending CIS national champions will be a tough test for the rebuilt Tigers, but there is optimism.
Tomorrow, the Dal women’s hockey team open their season at home with St. Thomas at 6 p.m. before heading to Saint Mary’s Sunday evening at 7.
For the Tigers’ soccer teams, the playoff race is heating up. This weekend they’ll play at Acadia on Saturday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.. While the women are undefeated and leading the AUS, the men have struggled for consistent play and points. They’ll need to pick up the easy points when they’re available, and this weekend has to be an opportunity to do just that against a weak Acadia side.
Dal football continue their three-game homestand on Saturday evening at Wickwire. Huge crowds were the story last week rather than the team. Dal are 2–1 this season, and will look for a win against UNB Saint John on Saturday.
If it’s AUS football you want, Saint Mary’s are at home this weekend to a St. FX team they pounded 43–16 last weekend. Mt. Allison travel to Acadia for the Axemen’s homecoming weekend game.
Rugby fans will have to resign themselves to another quiet weekend, though. Both Dal and King’s are away; the Tigers to UPEI and King’s to St. Thomas. Dal play on Oct. 16 and King’s on Sunday, Oct. 17.
Dal lacrosse are also on the road, traveling to take on Mt. Allison at 1 p.m. in Sackville. The Tigers sit second behind SMU, with a game in hand.