Tough weekend for Algoma U soccerMonday, September 09, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Algoma Thunderbirds soccer team suffers double loss over weekend
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (September 9, 2013) - The Algoma University men's soccer team suffered two losses in exhibition games in southern Ontario this past weekend against the Fanshawe Falcons and Lambton Lions.
Despite tough losses, Head Coach Neil Ovey was impressed with his team's effort.
"We were trying a new formation and bringing in new players, it has given us a clearer picture of what we need to work on in the coming weeks. n some stages of [Saturday's] game, we played some neat tidy soccer. I was especially pleased with the displays of new players Karl Weisse, Alex Fera, and Nick Burnie."
On Saturday, against the Fanshawe Falcons, the Thunderbirds tied up the game at 19 minutes, with rookie player Domingo Panta's first goal with the team.
After a freekick from the 2012-13 Male Student-Athlete of the Year Daniel Scarpino, Panta arrived at the far post to tap in from close range, making the game 1-1.
The team then struggled to generate offence, and the Falcons extended their 3-1 half-time lead, to take a 5-1 decision.
On Sunday, the team was shutout against the Lambton Lions in Sarnia in a 6-0 victory.
Warren Churchill, Elliot Pecora, and Andrew Wieczorek all scored two points for the Lions.
The men's team, along with the women's team, will be entering the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) in the fall of 2014.
Their OUA Showcase debut will be happening during the university's annual Homecoming celebrations, on Saturday, October 19 against Trent University.
The action begins at noon at Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School.
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