Oliver Jones and Kayla Painter have been named the male and female Varsity Reds athletes of the month for September.
Jones led the men’s soccer team in scoring this past month, posting five goals and an assist in seven games. The striker helped the Reds remain undefeated in September with a 6-0-1 record.
Painter helped guide the V-Reds women’s soccer team to their best month in years. Painter’s five goals in seven games helped put the squad to the top of the Atlantic University Sport standings with an undefeated record of 5-0-2.
Cross country runs in Moncton
UNB cross country team member Katie Robinson won the women’s 6k on Saturday at the Université de Moncton with a time of 23:23. She finished three seconds ahead of Dalhousie’s Maddy Crowell.
Overall, the Varsity Reds women’s cross country team finished second with 34 points. Dalhousie won the event with 22 points.
The men’s team finished third with 75 points. Josh Shanks was the fastest Varsity Red, completing the 8k with a time of 27:54 which was good for 12th place. Saint Mary’s John Kuto finished first with a time of 26:19.
The final race of the regular season takes place this Saturday in Antigonish. The AUS Championship will be held on Oct. 25 in Halifax.
Volleyball in Ottawa
After going winless at the Laval Tournament a couple weekends ago, the Varsity Reds women’s volleyball team picked up their first win on Saturday.
Playing in an Ottawa tournament, the V-Reds lost 3-0 (17-25, 12-25, 22-25) to Ottawa and 3-0 (7-25, 23-25, 15-25) to McGill on Friday. On Saturday the team fell 3-0 (23-25, 22-25, 19-25) to McMaster before beating Guelph 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-19) later in the afternoon.
On Sunday, UNB took on McMaster again and fell 3-1 (26-24, 20-25, 15-25, 22-25).
Up next for UNB’s women’s squad is a Friday match against Acadia at the Currie Centre. They also host Western on Saturday and Sunday.
In the Top 10
The Varsity Reds women’s soccer team cracked the Sept. 30 edition of the CIS Top 10 Rankings, coming in 10th. UNB was the only Atlantic University Sport team to make the list.
The team hadn’t made the CIS Top 10 since the 2007 season when the Reds started the year with a 2-0-0 record.
Culligan in Cardiff
Former Varsity Reds men’s hockey captain Chris Culligan is off to a decent start with the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Cardiff Devils. In 10 games, the 26-year-old centre has registered two goals and two assists.
Culligan played five seasons at UNB from 2009 to 2014, recording 54 goals and 117 assists in 133 regular season games. He added eight goals and 28 assists in 32 playoff games.