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Dalhousie Tigers win against UNB Reds at home

Dalhousie Tigers win against UNB Reds at home

RECAP BY: Ethan Hunt
(Halifax, N.S.) - The Dalhousie Tigers came away with their first win of the season against the UNB Reds on Saturday.

The scoring started early for Dalhousie.

At the ninth minute Ben Thompson (Hammonds Plains, N.S.) put in a cross off of a corner kick that was first batted down by Wilfried Kindo (Burkina Faso, BFA), but was taken away. Michael Trim (Berwick, N.S.) forced a turnover on the UNB defender, and vollied in the first goal of the game.

It only took two minutes for the ball to be in UNB's net again; this time off of another giveaway, Benjamin Hashimoto (Charlottetown, PE) was all alone with the UNB keeper, and buried the opportunity to make it 2-0 early.

UNB tried to answer back with Lars Gierull (Ottawa, ON) driving deep in the offensive zone, and he found Harrison McGinn (Jewetts Mills, N.B.) with a wide open net, but he was unable to finish and sent it wide.

DAL entered the second half up 2-0, and started where they left off with Farrell Johnson (Calgary, AB) bringing in a group of UNB defenders and then sending Hashimoto in for a great chance, but the striker skied it short side over the net.

A few moments later DAL's Trim sent a ball that scraped off the sky to a wide open Mykeo Parker-Christmas in front of the net, who shot a header that went over the top of the net.

At the 58th minute, after a yellow card was given, Thompson found Trim who forced the UNB keeper to make a great save to keep the lead to two.

Defender Bennett Kishchuk found himself with a free kick a few feet from being outside the box; he beat the keeper, but the post was standing in the way between his team and a 3-0 lead.

At the 82nd minute, UNB's Roan Saengmeng (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) on the counter attack sent a cross crease that was deflected by Trim into the defender's own net, cutting the lead to one.

UNB was unable to find another goal to tie the game, and Dalhousie came away with their first win of the year.

Hashimoto was rewarded for his effort by receiving the player of the game award.

The Tigers will head across the city to meet the Saint Mary's Huskies on October 4th. The Reds will head back to New Brunswick to battle the Mount Allison Mounties on October 13rd.