CHARLOTTETOWN – The Holland Hurricanes’ soccer teams will travel to New Brunswick this weekend to face the UNBSJ Seawolves on Saturday, and the St. Thomas Tommies on Sunday.
The Holland College women are second in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) standings at 3-1-0 (won-lost-tied). UNBSJ is fifth at 0-0-3, and the Tommies are 3-0-1. UNBSJ and St. Thomas tied 2-2 last weekend.
Three Oaks Senior High School graduate and centre midfielder Phoebe van der Meulen of Summerside is in her third year with the Tommies.
Hurricanes head coach Kris MacKinnon said the team is looking forward to this weekend.
The men’s Hurricanes sit atop the ACAA standings at 4-0-0, and were ranked third in this week’s Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) rankings. UNBSJ has a record of 0-2-1 for sixth place while St. Thomas sits in fourth at 1-1-2 record.
Coming off a solid set of home games last week, Holland College centre back Bobby Gamba feels the Hurricanes are up for the challenge.
“It’s always more challenging playing on the road,” said Gamba. “But we’ve been working hard in training, and feel we can carry the momentum from previous games into this weekend.”
Head coach Jonathan Vos is looking for his team to build off last weekend.
“We are looking forward to seeing how we match up against UNBSJ and STU,” said Vos. “The team has been working hard to show what they can do.”
Game times on Saturday are 2 and 4 p.m., with noon and 3:15 p.m. starts Sunday.