Saskatoon, SK (ISN) – Rookie Wilson Ntigne scored the lone goal in a 1-0 University of Saskatchewan Huskies victory over the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen Sunday afternoon on Field 7 in PotashCorp Park in Saskatoon.
Ntigne found the net in the 32nd minute after a header by Sam Mylymok hit Winnipeg’s post bouncing out onto Ntigne’s head for the clear shot into the net.
With the win the Huskies open the Canada West season 1-0-1, while Winnipeg is 0-1-1. On Friday night, the two teams played to a 2-2 draw in the first game of the season opening home-and-home series in Winnipeg.
The next scoring opportunities didn’t come until the second half for either team. A Saskatchewan header from a corner kick nearly found the net in the 66th minute but Wesmen keeper Tyson Farago collected the ball in the air. Winnipeg answered back on the next trip down the field but Richard Runole’s shot sailed over the cross back
The Wesmen’s two best chances to tie the game came in the dying minutes. Wesmen captain Adam Bromley sent a header over the crossbar in the 86th minute and a Wesmen corner kick in extra time was collected by a jumping Huskie keeper Mark Diakiw.
Diakiw made two saves in the victory, while Farago made one in the loss.
The Huskies remain at home to host the UNBC Timberwolves next Sunday, while Winnipeg travels to Calgary to meet the Mount Royal Cougars.