Sea-hawks away!

Me­mo­rial teams play first road games of the new AUS sea­son to­day

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The Me­mo­rial Sea-hawks men’s and women’s soc­cer teams take 2-0 records into Hal­i­fax this week­end for a pair of At­lantic Uni­ver­sity Sport soc­cer games.

Me­mo­rial’s teams swept two games from the Mount Al­li­son Moun­ties in the sea­son-open­ing se­ries last week­end at King Ge­orge V Park, and now take on the Saint Mary’s Huskies and Dal­housie Tigers start­ing to­day.

In Saint Mary’s, the Sea­hawks face a Huskies team that is still look­ing for its first win. SMU has two losses and a tie so far. The Tigers, on the other hand, have two wins and a draw.

“We re­al­ize that each game will be more dif­fi­cult,” said MUN coach Jake Stan­ford, “so our per­for­mance has to be con­sis­tent, with im­proved play, as we move for­ward.”

The Sea-hawks get fifth-year mid­fielder Jordi Slaney back into the lineup this week­end. Slaney missed the open­ing week­end due to aca­demic com­mit­ments.

He was a sec­ond-team con­fer­ence all-star last sea­son.

Strik­ers Tyler Kirby and Tyler Forsey en­joyed a big start to the sea­son. Kirby en­joyed a pair of two-goal games last week­end, while Forsey booted three goals against the Moun­ties.

Game times are 3:45 p.m. (NL time) to­day against the Huskies, and 3:45 p.m. (NL time) Sun­day against the Tigers.

Both games can be watched live on Austv.ca

The Lady Hawks also face a Huskies squad seek­ing its first win (0-3) and a Dal team that is un­beaten (3-0).

Dal­housie beat Saint Mary’s 1-0 Thurs­day night in Hal­i­fax.

The Sea-hawks have five play­ers with two goals each on the sea­son — Emily Bai­ley, Jessie Nose­wor­thy, Jane Pope, Lau­ren Tay­lor, and Ni­cole Tor­rav­ille — and the team leads the AUS with 12 goals.

Rookie keeper Syd­ney Walsh is com­ing off back-to-back clean sheets against the Moun­ties.

Games times to­day and Sun­day against the Huskies and Tigers are 1:30 p.m. (NL time) both days.

Those games are also car­ried live on Austv.ca

FILE PHOTO/ME­MO­RIAL ATH­LET­ICS Jordi Slaney (15), shown in this file photo in a 2016 AUS men’s soc­cer game against the Aca­dia Ax­e­men, will be avail­able to the Me­mo­rial Sea-hawks as they take on the Saint Mary’s Huskies and Dal­housie Tigers in Hal­i­fax this week­end. Slaney, who was an AUS all-star last sea­son, wasn’t avail­able to the Sea-hawks as they opened their 2017-18 sea­son with a pair of wins over the Mount Al­li­son Moun­ties last week­end in St. John’s.

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