PREVIEW: MSOCC to play two games this weekend
Laurier scheduled to play York on Friday and Waterloo on Sunday
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Posted by Meghan Daniels
Game Dates and Times: Friday, September 8 –8:15 p.m. (vs. York) and Sunday, September 3 – 1:00 p.m. (at York)
Game Locations: University Stadium, Waterloo; Warrior Field, Waterloo
Live Webcast/Radio Coverage: N/A
Tickets: vs. York, at Waterloo (Free)
NEED TO KNOW
This weekend will see the Laurier Golden Hawks men’s soccer team battle two familiar opponents. The first game will be a home game at University Stadium against York, whom the Hawks lost to the previous weekend 4-0. The second affair will take place against crosstown rival, the Waterloo Warriors, who the Hawks have yet to face this season.
York and Waterloo occupy two middle positions of the OUA West standings. The Lions are currently in fifth place with six overall points while the Warriors with three points are tied for sixth. While the Lions are coming off a victory (against Laurier), the Warriors are coming off a loss having been defeated by Algoma 3-2 on Sunday. Both teams will face off against the Hawks who are winless on the year and in last place in the standings.
Players to Watch
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
#3 D Tahrik Rodriques (Scarborough, Ont.)
#26 D Luca Pietropaolo (Woodridge, Ont.)
- The fourth-year defender is the team captain and an anchor of the Hawks backline.
- He is a former team rookie of the year and team most valuable player.
- In the 2016/2017 season, Rodriques earned OUA men’s soccer first team All-Star honours.
- The fourth-year defender scored his first goal of the season on Saturday against Guelph.
- He is a two-time CIS Academic All-Canadian.
# 10 M Cristian Cavallinni (Woodbridge, Ont.)
- The second-year midfielder scored a hat-trick on Sunday against Laurier.
- He has trained with the Vancouver Whitecaps and professional teams in Uruguay and Italy.
#18 M/GK Damian Kruschat (Kitchener, Ont.)
- The first-year player is incredibly versatile and splits his time as a midfielder and goalkeeper.
- Kruschat is currently fifth in the league with 17 saves on the year.
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