Posts Tagged ‘Pat Nearing’

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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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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Biggest weekend of the season

This weekend is an important one for the Dalhousie soccer teams. With two games remaining in the regular season, both teams have a chance to clinch a playoff spot. The top six teams in the 10 team league qualify for playoffs which are held from November 2-5 at Cape Breton for the men and StFX…

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Men’s soccer leave playoffs empty handed

After defeating the Acadia Axemen in a game that lasted nearly three hours, the Tigers were unable to get past the Saint Mary’s Huskies in the semifinals of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s soccer championships on Nov. 2. Dalhousie entered the tournament ranked third in the AUS. The Tigers and the Huskies had identical…

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Academic athlete banquet faces possible cancellation

Due to staff shortages and budget cutbacks, the athletics department’s annual Academic All-Canadians Banquet is in danger of cancellation. Though normally held in mid-November, the format, timing and existence of this year’s event is uncertain. Despite a host of challenges, organizers are optimistic the banquet can be saved. “We completely appreciate the value of the…

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Men’s soccer split weekly matches

The Acadia Axemen snapped the Dalhousie men’s soccer team’s two-game winning streak in Wolfville on Sept. 21, beating the Tigers 2-0. After the Tigers defeated the AUS leading St. Francis Xavier X-Men 2-0 three days prior at Wickwire, the Tigers lost by the same score to Acadia. Goal scorers for Acadia were Matthew Berrigan and…

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Travelling Tigers

The men's team gets set for a game in Sackville (photo by Samuel Perrier Daigle)

Team road trips are something all varsity athletes experience in their time as Dalhousie Tigers. The mood of the trip often depends on the result of the game. Some trips are good, and some turn sour. “Let’s just hope not only one team wins today,” says men’s team manager Larry Cass. For the men’s and…

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Offence is focus for men’s soccer

Tyler Lewars (17) celebrates after one of his two goals against CBU. (Photo by Chris Parent)

The Dalhousie men’s soccer team is ready to put last year’s fourth consecutive semi-final loss behind them. For head coach Pat Nearing, this means getting off to a strong start to the season. “In this league, the parity is such that any hiccup during the season will put you in the situation we were in,”…

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Men’s soccer start season undefeated

The Dalhousie men’s soccer team tallied four of six possible points in their opening weekend of AUS action. Coming off a 4-2 victory over the reigning AUS winning Cape Breton Capers on Saturday, the Tigers managed to pull off a tie against the University of Moncton Aigles Bleus. Dal head coach Pat Nearing attributed the…

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