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Six-point weekend for men’s soccer

Some late-game heroics on Sunday gave the UNB Varsity Reds men’s soccer team a six-point weekend.

A goal in the 90th minute gave the Reds a 2-1 win over the Memorial University (MUN) Sea-Hawks on Sunday afternoon. The win came a day after the V-Reds defeated the Hawks 4-0 to open up their 2014-15 Atlantic University Sport (AUS) regular season schedule.

The scoring didn’t start until the 32nd minute on Saturday as Oliver Jones — who had picked up a yellow card less than 10 minutes prior — netted an unassisted marker. Shots in the opening half were 5-3 in favour of the V-Reds.

UNB opened the floodgates in the second half. Kellen Kuipers scored in the 66th minute to make it 2-0 Reds. In the 81st minute, Marcus Lees scored to make it 3-0 and that was followed by an Eric Frey goal in the dying minutes of the match. Shots in the second half were 6-2 UNB.

Sunday’s match featured a scoreless first half with shots 4-3 in favour of MUN.

In the second, MUN’s Tyler Forsey scored in the 70th minute to give the home side a 1-0 advantage. But less than five minutes later, Diego Padilha scored to tie things at 1-1. Then in the 90th minute, Shea Nordheim scored to give the Reds a dramatic 2-1 victory. Shots in the half were 8-2 Reds.

Aaron McMurray started in net for UNB on Saturday and made two saves for the shutout. On Sunday, Brandon Eagle made four saves in the win.

UNB has finished the AUS regular season in first place in each of the past two seasons. Last season they went 8-2-3 and won the AUS Championship.

The V-Reds play twice at home this weekend. On Saturday at BMO Centre, the Cape Breton Capers take on UNB at 3:15 p.m. On Sunday, the Reds host the Acadia Axemen at 3:15 p.m.

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