MSOC: National Champs open season with 1-1 tie.

MSOC: National Champs open season with 1-1 tie.

The Basics 
Score: Cape Breton CAPERS 1, University of New Brunswick 1 
Records: CBU 0-0-1, UNB 0-0-1 
Location: CBHRC, Sydney, NS

Sydney, NS –   Rookie Daniel Williams (Pierrefonds, QC) scored his first AUS goal to open the scoring in the 51st minute. The UNB Reds responded in the 84th minute to earn the tie with a goal by 4th-year player Alex O'Brien (Charlottetown, PE). Ben Jackson (Bury, UK) made 4 saves for the CAPERS and Reds keeper Evan Barker also made 4 saves. 

Turning Point: The game was largely a defensive affair in the first half. The CAPERS controlled much of the second half but it was UNB's strike in the 84th minute that decided the outcome of this game.

 

 Individual Leaders 
- CBU's Willams and the Reds O'Brien each had 1 goal
- Lewis White (Musselburgh, UK)) of the CAPERS and UNB's Keji Adeniyi (London, UK) each had 1 assist
- Both Keepers, Jackson and Barker had 4 saves each

 

News & Notes 
- The CAPERS are the defending U Sports & AUS Champions. 
- This game was a rematch of the 2017 AUS Final.
- The UNB Reds have recently rebranded, changing from their longtime Varsity Reds nickname.
- Cory Bent (Preston, UK) received the only yellow card of the game in the 90'.

Up Next 

CBU will next play host to the University de Moncton on Sunday at 1 pm. UNB will travel to Antigonish to play against St.Fx, also at 1 pm.