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Hurricanes soccer squads ready for season to begin

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Holland College hosts Rams today, travel to Moncton Sunday

CORNWALL, P.E.I. – The Holland College Hurricanes soccer teams look to start their seasons on a high note as they host the Dalhousie AC Rams Saturday at the Terry Fox Sports Complex in Cornwall.
Sunday they will travel to Moncton to clash with the Crandall Chargers. Game times are 2 and 4 p.m. both days for the women/men, respectively.
With 12 games on both teams’ Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) schedules, there isn’t much time to work out the growing pains that come along with a group with so many new players.
Eberechi Okwuwolu, a returning fullback for the men’s Hurricanes, realizes the team needs to focus on one game at a time and not look ahead to Nov. 6 when the ‘Canes host the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national championship in Cornwall.
“Training has been very intense, and the competition level is high between the entire roster as we battle for playing time,” he said. “We have players on this year’s roster from Japan, Africa, Europe and Canada, so we’re still developing chemistry. To be successful this weekend we will need to take our hard work from training and implementing it into actual games.”
Coach Jonathan Vos has been stressing the importance of preparation.
“Leading up to the home opener we try and make sure the players are clear on their roles and responsibilities during the game.”
The women’s team will look to bounce back after an underwhelming campaign in 2017.
“We’ve had a strong camp and displayed a lot of potential for the coming season,” said Sabrina Molnar, who finished last season in the top 10 for goals and points in the ACAA. “We’re excited to get started with this weekend’s games.”
Head coach Kris McKinnon has liked what he’s seen during training camp.
“We’ve had two strong weeks of training and preparation,” he said. “We’re looking forward to finally getting into game situations and see how the team responds.”

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