Huskies 3, Wesman 0
Huskies 4, Wesman 2
With a 3-0 win over the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen on Oct. 1 at Field 7 in PotashCorp Park, the Huskies improved their winning streak to three matches.
Second-year Jacob Powell opened the scoring late in the first half. He collected the ball outside the 40-yard line and dribbled into the box, beating Wesman keeper Joshua Partaker with a high right shot. The Huskies earned the third goal in the match on a Winnipeg own goal in the 77th minute on a scramble in front of the net.
Shedrek Samuel gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead with his first CIS goal at 56 minutes in. Gabriel Bautois took a corner kick for the Huskies, and Carson MacDonald was able to get a touch before Samuel tipped the ball into the net, bumping the lead to 3-0.
Huskie keeper Greg Buckley recorded his second shutout in a row and fourth of the season. The Huskies outshot the Wesman 15-4.
The Huskies ended their weekend with another win over the Wesman on Oct. 2.
Huskies Mitch Bauche opened the scoring in the seventh minute on a ball played by Bautois. His shot from the right side of the field flew into the right side of the net. Tyler Redl added the Huskies’ second goal of the match six minutes later, when Bryce Marinus played in a cross ball to the front of the net.
The Wesman cut the Huskies’ lead in half in the 49 minute with a goal by Krysztof Szulc on a scramble in front of the net. A shot bounced off the Huskie defenders before Szulc got a foot on the ball. Just three minutes later, Samuel found the net to give the Huskies a two goal lead again.
The Wesman closed the gap again in the 75 minute, but Sam Whiting pulled the Huskies ahead by two with a header from a Bauche corner kick at the 80-minute mark to secure the 4-2 win.
The sweep brings the Huskies to 5-3-2 record.
Oct. 8 and 9 at Lethbridge Pronghorns @ 2:15 p.m.
Canada West Standings
Mount Royal 6-4-2
Huskies 1, Dinos 1
Huskies 3, Pronghorns 0
On Oct. 1, the Huskies took on the Dinos at Field 7 in PotashCorp Park, ending the opposition’s winning streak with a 1-1 tie.
The Huskies opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when rookie Maya Grabruch sent a cross ball in front of the net. Leesa Eggum headed the ball into the top corner.
The Huskies had the best chance to break the tie in the second half. In the dying seconds of the match, Huskie Jordan Zemlak crossed a ball in front of the net. Striker Julie Labach was able to get a head on it but it narrowly cleared the crossbar.
Kyleigh Vause finished the match with two saves for the Huskies, while Sophia Traxler made five saves for the Dinos. The Huskies outshot the Dinos 13-8.
On Oct. 2, the Huskies hosted the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns for their second home game of the weekend.
Huskies’ Erica Hindmarsh opened the scoring 11 minutes in, bending a long-range shot from a free kick into the top corner of the net.
The Huskies scored quickly in the second half scoring in the 46 and 50th minutes. Hindmarsh sent cross plays into the box. The first landed on the foot of Rebecca Weckworth and the second on the foot of Taneil Gay to give the Huskies a 3-0 win.
The two wins at home bump the Huskies to a record of 4-3-1.
Oct. 7 at Regina Cougars @ 5 p.m.
Oct. 9 vs. Regina Cougars @ 12 p.m. (Home Game)
Canada West Standings
Mount Royal 2-5-1
Two University of Saskatchewan cross country athletes finished in the top five racers at the annual Huskie U of S Open in Saskatoon’s Victoria Park on Oct. 1.
Rookie Shayna Uhryn finished second with a time of 22 minutes, 55 seconds, clocking in just 100th of a second behind the top finisher in the six-kilometre race. Fifth-year Brooke Mentanko crossed the finish line fourth with a time of 23:29.
MacEwan University runner Hannah Leggatt finished first in the race at 22:54, while Nicole Soderberg of the University of Alberta Pandas took third at 23:21.
University of Calgary runner Russell Pennock won the men’s eight-kilometre race in a time of 25:44. University of Regina Cougar Adam Strueby finished second at 25:49 and Alberta Golden Bear Kieran McDonald took third at 25:52. Robert Bigsby had the top finish for the Huskie men’s team with a time of 26:51 to finish 15th.
Calgary came in first in the team standings on the men’s side, while the Alberta Pandas finished at the top of the women’s team standings. The Huskie women finished second, while the men were sixth.
The Huskies compete in the Stewart Cup on Oct. 29 in Calgary. The Cup will be the final preparation for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Canada West Championship on Nov. 12.
Canada West Standings
Oct. 14 vs. UBC Thunderbirds @ 7 p.m. (Home Game)
Oct. 7 and 8 vs. UBC Thunderbirds @ 7 p.m. (Home Game)
Oct. 7 at UBC Thunderbirds @ 8 p.m.
Oct. 8 at UBC Thunderbirds @ 5 p.m.
Brenden Palmer / Sports & Health Editor
Photos: Jeremy Britz / Photo Editor