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Memorial Sea-Hawks’ weren't pitch perfect on opening weekend, but they were undefeated

Jaimie King (2) of the Memorial Sea-Hawks’ moves in for a tackle against Carly Connell of the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers during their Atlantic University Sport women’s soccer game Saturday at King George V Park in St. John’s. The game, the first of the 2018 AUS season for both teams, ended in a 1-1 draw. The Sea-Hawks and Panthers faced off again on Sunday afternoon, with Memorial winning 1-0. — Memorial Athletics photo/Taz Uddin
Jaimie King (2) of the Memorial Sea-Hawks’ moves in for a tackle against Carly Connell of the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers during their Atlantic University Sport women’s soccer game Saturday at King George V Park in St. John’s. The game, the first of the 2018 AUS season for both teams, ended in a 1-1 draw. The Sea-Hawks and Panthers faced off again on Sunday afternoon, with Memorial winning 1-0. — Memorial Athletics photo/Taz Uddin

Memorial women record win and tie against visiting UPEI; MUN men play to two scoreless draws with Panthers

The Memorial University’s women’s team blanked the visiting University of Prince Edward Island Panthers 1-0 Sunday, the only win registered as the two Sea-Hawks’ soccer teams opened their 2018 Atlantic University Sport seasons over the weekend in St. John’s.
The good news, however, is the other three games at least ended in ties, including Sunday’s other game, a second straight scoreless draw between the Sea-Hawks and Panthers men’s teams.

The Memorial Sea-Hawks’ Evan Myles (left) follows an airborne ball as teammate Harry Carter (right) and Sam Smiley (9) of the UPEI Panthers look on during their opening game of the 2018 Atlantic University Sport men’s soccer season Saturday at King George V Park in St. John’s. The teams played to a 0-0 tie in the opener and did the same in a Sunday rematch at KGV.
The Memorial Sea-Hawks’ Evan Myles (left) follows an airborne ball as teammate Harry Carter (right) and Sam Smiley (9) of the UPEI Panthers look on during their opening game of the 2018 Atlantic University Sport men’s soccer season Saturday at King George V Park in St. John’s. The teams played to a 0-0 tie in the opener and did the same in a Sunday rematch at KGV.

Earlier Sunday, Nicole Torraville scored the game’s only goal, at 53 minutes, for the Sea-Hawks. UPEI outshot Memorial 9-7, with Sydney Walsh getting win in the Sea-Hawks’ goal.
Later Sunday, it was Sam Hawco with the clean sheet for the Memorial men, who outshot P.E.I. 4-3.
Saturday, Jenny Bent’s goal at 57 minutes salvaged a 1-1 draw for the Sea-Hawks. Andrea Mahoney opened scoring at 23 minutes.
Walsh recorded the win as Memorial outshot their guests 6-5.
Goals are expected to be hard to come by this season for the Sea-Hawks’ men team, and that was evident this past weekend. On Saturday, Memorial and UPEI were again scoreless. This time, it was Braeden Sheppard getting the shutout as each team had four shots on goal.
Next weekend, the Sea-Hawks are on the road in Sackville, N.B., and Wolfville, N.S., for games against Mount Allison and Acadia.

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