Huskies extend hold on first place in division


October 5, 2013, SASKATCHEWAN – Two second half goals proved to be the difference for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in a 2-0 shutout over the visiting No. 6 ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears Saturday afternoon on Field 7 in PotashCorp Park.

Rookie defender Kyle Moore scored his first CIS goal and striker Garrett Peters tallied his second goal of the season in the victory.

With the win, Saskatchewan improves to 6-3-0, extending their first place lead in the Canada West prairie division standings to four points over the Golden Bears. Alberta drops to 4-2-3 with the loss.

After Brett Levis was awarded a free kick in the 51st minute, Moore was able to get his head on the free kick taken by fellow defender Jordian Farahani to open the scoring in the match. His header bounced just over a leaping Jay Vetsch into the top left corner.

Peters added the insurance goal for the Saskatchewan in the 80th minute when a ball by Eoin McFadden landed on his feet. His shot quickly sailed by Vetsch.

Saskatchewan had the best chances to break the nil-nil contest in the first half outshooting the Golden Bears 5-1 in the frame. The best chance came on a free kick by David Brown 20 yards out. Vetsch was able to deflect the shot with his hand. Twice the Huskies were within five yards of the Alberta net, but failed to get off a shot.

Vetsch finished the match with six saves, while Saskatchewan keeper made two saves in the shutout. The Huskies finished the match outshooting Alberta 13-5.

The two rivals will meet again Sunday. Match time is 2:15 p.m. on Field 7 in PotashCorp Park.