Women struggle in regular season openers
Sept. 7: Wesmen 0, Manitoba 1
Sept. 8: Wesmen 0, UNBC 0
The Wesmen women’s soccer team wrapped up its first regular season home stand with a disappointing 0–1–1 record. On Friday, Sept. 7, the team hosted the University of Manitoba Bisons at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex in what turned out to be a highly defensive match-up, with both teams vying for field position. The only goal scored came in the 54th minute of play, with a punt by first-year Bison midfielder Kaylan Strang. On Saturday, Sept. 8, the team played the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves, which ended in a 0–0 draw. According to the Wesmen Athletics page, windy conditions played a significant role in the outcome. This weekend, the Wesmen go on the road to take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the Regina Cougars.
Men end weekend with disappointing 0–1–1 record
Sept. 7: Wesmen 2, Saskatchewan 2
Sept. 9: Wesmen 0, Saskatchewan 1
The Wesmen men’s soccer team began their regular season with two games against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, failing to rack up a victory over the weekend. On Friday, Sept. 7, the two teams played a heavily offensive game, with several scoring chances in the first half and a raft of goals in the second. At the 64 minute mark, Huskie striker Brett Levis opened the scoring with a kick just out of Wesmen goalkeeper Tyson Farago’s formidable reach. At the 72nd minute, the Wesmen answered back with a punt by Yiannis Tsalatsidis that found the back of the net. Ten minutes later, Brett Levis scored his second goal of the match. And finally, in extra time, the Wesmen ended the match with a rebound off a free kick from Kenny Sacramento. On Sept. 9, the Wesmen travelled to Saskatoon to face off against the Huskies yet again, this time coming back to Winnipeg with a loss on their record. Rookie midfielder Wilson Ntigne scored the lone goal of the match for Saskatchewan. The Wesmen will be on the road this weekend in Calgary for a pair of matches against the Mount Royal Cougars.