September 22, 2013, Saskatoon, SK (ISN) – An early University of Calgary goal proved to be the difference in a 1-0 Dinos victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday in Saskatoon’s PotashCorp Park.
Calgary scored the lone goal of the match in the eighth minute after Kieran Hay took a free kick that landed on the foot of Jaron Broom. Broom’s shot lifted just over an outstretched Huskies’ keeper Michal Bandula.
With the win, Calgary improves to 3-3-0, while the Huskies drop to 4-2-0. A day earlier, Saskatchewan won 1-0.
The Huskies had ample chances in the first half to tie the match outshoting the Dinos 10-3. Three times Saskatchewan went wide, once hit the crossbar and was stopped twice by Jordan Unreiner in the half.
Each team had chances in the second half but neither could convert on the attempts. In the 79th minute, the Dinos were awarded a free kick 18-yards out, but the shot sailed over the net. Saskatchewan’s best shot came in the dying seconds on a corner kick. With everyone in front of the net, the ball bounced off a head and into the hands of Unreiner at the whistle.
Unreiner was once again the best player on the pitch for the Dinos making three saves, while Bandula also stopped for the Huskies. The Huskies outshot the Dinos 16-7 in the match.
The Huskies travel to B.C. to take on the UBC Thunderbirds and Trinity Western Spartans, while Calgary returns home to host the Winnipeg Wesmen.
By: Daniel Herrick, U of S Sports Information Student Assistant
In a battle of undefeated teams the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the No. 6 UBC Thunderbirds settled for a 0-0 draw in a defensive struggle Sunday in Saskatoon’s Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.
After a draw with the No. 3 Trinity Western Spartans on Saturday, the Huskies move to 3-0-2 on the season. UBC finishes the weekend at 2-0-3 after winning Saturday in Regina against the Cougars.
Both squads played a tight defensive match, neither allowing their opponents enough space to generate any offence. UBC outshot the Huskies 10-7 in the match.
Huskie keeper Cara Santaga recorded four saves in the shutout match. Her counterpart, Alyssa Williamson made two. For Williamson, it was her third clean sheet of the season, Santaga registered her second of the campaign.
Saskatchewan looked like they might break the tie in the 82nd minute when Daniela Fuenzalida got free in the box, but her strike went just over the crossbar.
The T-Birds, who dominated possession of the ball for most of the match, came close to earning their second straight win on their Saskatchewan road trip. Santaga got just enough of a T-Birds shot to deflect it wide in the 62nd minute.
UBC applied pressure again in the 77th minute and had an opportunity from in close, but Huskie defender Jennifer Miller blocked the attempt to keep the match scoreless.
The T-Birds will travel to play one match against the UNBC Timberwolves next weekend, while Saskatchewan will host the Lethbridge Pronghorns and the Calgary Dinos in Saskatoon.