Monday, September 10, 2018
Your Providence Pilots soccer teams headed out west to Brandon, Manitoba this past Saturday to play in the first MCAC games against Brandon University Bobcats.
The women's team played the defending champions and pushed them to a 0-0 tie. Third year defender Raychel Algera said: "This Saturday was an encouraging start to the season as we come back from Brandon having tied the team we lost to in the semi finals last year. I am looking forward to a week of training and practicing, working towards the goal of changing those ties into wins this upcoming weekend. The girls this year are a lot of fun and I am excited to see what this new team will be able to do."
Head coach Tory Walker was also pleased with the game and said :"This was a great result for our first MCAC game, I had 6 first year players start the match and 8 participated in the game. I was really happy with how the first year players stepped up and played. I think we are only starting to scratch the surface with the potential we have on this team."
On the men's side the Pilots lost a tough game 5-0 but were plagued with an unusual short bench.
The men's team were without captain and senior Herby Magny as he and one other were out on loan to their national team to play in a few friendly completions in Turks and Caicos. Coach Joey had this to say about the game: "Obviously we had a very rough season opener that I hope serves as a wake up call to us. Overall we played poorly across the board, and furthermore we didn't have nearly the intensity we needed to compete with a team that has returned almost all their players and has done a great job recruiting. Having said that, I've had the core of this group for a while and I know we'll rebound well and learn from that loss. That loss will help us understand what we need to improve on to get some crucial points this upcoming weekend." The Pilots play next Saturday, September 15th in the Pilots soccer home opener.