Huskies soccer playoff efforts cut short

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The men’s and women’s University of Saskatchewan Huskies soccer teams had a tough weekend that ended their playoff hopes for this season. This comes after a 7-5-2 season for the men’s Huskies and a 7-3-4 season for the women’s squad.

The men’s team played first on Oct. 27 against the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack. The WolfPack made their mark 15 minutes in, scoring the first goal of the game, followed by an answer from Usask’s own Tyler Redl, with a goal of his own eight minutes later.

However, this would be the only Saskatchewan goal of the match, as the WolfPack piled on another four goals before the time was up — ending the game with a score of 5-1. This playoff game, and win, is a first for Thompson Rivers, who joined the league in 2014.

The women’s Huskies did not fare much better in their playoff endeavours as they played against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds on Oct. 29. UBC racked up three on the scoreboard, and with no answer from the Huskies, took the game. The Thunderbirds are last season’s Canada West champions.

While the Huskies will not be participating, the post-season will continue with the Canada West Final Four from Nov. 3-4.

Jack Thompson / Sports & Health Editor

Graphic: Lesia Karalash / Graphics Editor