Source: SMU Huskies
The second game of the Huskies Soccer home opening schedule was a treat for the fans in attendance as the host Huskies took on the Dalhousie Tigers.
The contest between these two Halifax schools was a test for each squad as they each looked to claim round one of this storied rivalry.
The Tigers opened the scoring with a goal by Enrico Rodriguez (Halifax, N.S.) in the fourth minute of play as they seemed to have the better of the Huskies from the opening whistle. The half continued with both sides having opportunities but keepers of the Huskies Jensen Brown and the Tigers Aiden Rushenas (Toronto, Ont.) who kept their respective opponents at bay.
Saint Mary's Sumit Malik (Dartmouth, N.S.) evened up the first half when he put one past Rushenas in the 45th minute to send the teams into the locker room deadlocked 1-1.
The Huskies came out in the second half fired up and capitalized in the first five minutes with Sam Freeman (Halifax, N.S.) finding the back of the net in the 47th minute; followed minutes later with Ahmed Ibrahim (Halifax, N.S.) in the 49th minute to give the Huskies a 3-1 advantage.
The Tigers from that point continued to pressure the Huskies culminating in a goal by Suliman Elomrani (Halifax, N.S.)in the 63rd minute bringing Dalhousie within one.
The Huskies behind the goalkeeping of Brown held the Tigers throughout the rest of the half securing a hard fought 3-2 victory.
The AUS Subway Player of the Game was Saint Mary's Ahmed Ibrahim with the game winning goal.
Saint Mary's (1-2-0) returns to the pitch Sunday at Huskies Stadium versus the Memorial Sea-Hawks at 2:15 pm.
Dalhousie (0-2-0) faces the Sea-Hawks on Saturday at Wickwire field.