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Reds Notebook: Women’s and men’s soccer teams look to rebound at home

Both men’s and women’s soccer teams went winless in their first games of the 2015 season. The men lost 5-1 to the CBU Capers, while the women were able to grab one point in a 1-1 draw with the Capers.

The Soccer teams then travelled to Antigonish to take on St. FX. The women gave up a 1-0 lead late in the second half of their match and would go on take another 1-1 full-time result.

The men’s side is dealing with injuries to some key players right now and will look to get back in form when they play their home opener on Friday, Sept. 19 versus the Dalhousie Tigers.

The women will also open their home schedule versus the Dalhousie Tigers on Saturday.

Women’s rugby moves up in competition:

The women’s rugby team will join the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association after playing several years in the club league. The move up in competition has allowed the team to double its coaching roster and to have access to an athletic therapist, provided by the University.

“The decision to make the jump, to step up our game and join the ACAA, was player-driven,” said assistant coach Kieran Miller. “As coaches, we run the practices and handle the administrative side of things, but it’s the players who have to do all the hard work. They knew there would be challenges in joining the league, both physical and financial, and [the players] took them on with grace, strength and pride.”

There has been extensive recruiting done to insure the team is able to compete at the ACAA level, and approximately two thirds of the team is brand new.

Cross country opens season

UNB Cross Country travelled to Halifax for its first meet of the season over the weekend.

“The team got its first taste of the 2015 XC season,” Said Jason Reindl, head coach of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. “We know our men’s team has some work to do and we look forward to having a full women’s team racing at St. FX.”

Only two members of the women’s team were able to travel and compete in Halifax.

Annual UNB hockey golf tournament:

UNB men’s hockey will host its 6th annual alumni golf tournament on Sept. 24. The team will be revealing its 2015 – 2016 roster at this event.

Red Blazers hockey tryouts:

The UNB women’s hockey team will hold open tryouts at the Aitken Centre for their upcoming season starting next week. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 22, 8-9 p.m.; Sept. 24, 8:30-9:30p.m.; Sept. 28, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Sept. 29, 8-9 p.m.; Oct. 1, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Oct. 5, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

With the $60 tryout fee, you are guaranteed all six ice times. Those trying out are reminded they must bring their Medicare cards in order to participate.

Help Wanted:

The Brunswickan Sports Section is looking for a volunteer to write a column about active/healthy living or recreation. If you enjoy writing and have a passion for active/healthy living or recreation, send an email introducing yourself and what exactly you would like to write about to sports@thebruns.ca.


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