The Atlantic University Sport men’s soccer teams had a double-header weekend with teams travelling across the Maritimes, playing with the end-goal of reaching the top four spots in the conference. Let’s see how the men did …
Moncton at Saint Mary’s
Maxime Daigle scored the only goal of the game at 29:00 as Moncton won 1-0. He and two teammates were also carded in the second half.
Acadia at StFX
The Axemen took on the X-Men on Saturday, coming out of the game with a 1-0 loss. X-Man Mark Harpur scored an unassisted goal at 62:43, giving the men a 1-0 victory. It was a somewhat heated game as eight yellow cards were handed out, balanced at 4 for each team.
Dalhousie at Saint Mary’s
It was a 2-0 victory for Saint Mary’s with Thierno Diop scoring in the 24th minute and Danny Bachar in the 90th, solidifying their victory. Both SMU goal-scorers were also carded.
Adam Miller picked up the shutout in this one, a category in which he was second in the league last season, beat out for top spot the last game by UNB's Aaron McMurray.
Mount Allison at UNB
The V-Reds defeated the Mounties 3-0. Marcus Lees, one of UNB's rookies, scored two of the goals for the Reds at 13:09 off a penalty kick and 79:22 with an unassisted goal. The third was by Benjamin Law – the tenth of his career with the Reds – off a corner kick.
UPEI at CBU
There were no goals scored in this game, and only one card to speak of: a yellow to UPEI's Eric Da Silva.
Acadia at Cape Breton
The Axemen were unable to secure a victory this time and lost 3-0. All three goals for the Capers were unassisted, with Mark Steward scoring in the 28th minute, followed four minutes later by Ian Greedy.
CBU didn’t score again until the 77th minute with Greedy's second of the game by. Acadia picked up two more yellow cards on the weekend, given to Cory Cadeau and Jereme Shabani.
Dalhousie at Mount Allison
It was a 2-1 victory for the Tigers after Nathan Rogers scored at 2:37 and Will Wright followed nine minutes later. Mount A looked to be making a comeback with Federico Mora’s goal at 13:27, but they were unable to put the ball in the back of the net again. Only one yellow card was given out during the game, to Rodgers in the 77th minute.
Moncton at UNB
The Aigles Bleus defeated the Reds 1-0 after Philippe DeGrave scored 38 seconds into the game, an early lead which they held for the rest of the game. DeGrave scored after Amadou Bamba brought the ball up the field and passed it to Christian Yapi, who in turn crossed an easy ball through the UNB defence allowing DeGrace to tap it into the corner of the net past McMurray.
Three yellow cards were handed to UdeM, including Amandou Fall, Mehyar Zekaroui and Christian Yapi. One went to UNB’s Victor Karosan.
With the win, Moncton remains the only undefeated team in AUS play, and one of two teams to allow just one goal in their first four games.
UPEI vs. StFX
The X-Men came out strong and took a 3-0 victory over the UPEI Panthers. Although a 0-0 game through the first 35 minutes, Ryan Aashlee kicked it into the back of UPEI’s net at 35:11 with an assist from Randy Ribiero. Another goal wasn’t scored until 62:55 by Michael Tait and then near the end of the game Pieter Heerschop picked up the final StFX goal.