Scoring in the first half, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies held on for a 1-0 victory over the visiting University of Fraser Valley Cascades Sunday on Field 7 in Saskatoon's PotashCorp Park.
Despite strong offensive play by the Cascades, the Huskies got on the board first netting a goal in the 35th minute. A cross play in by Tyler Redl found Jacob Powell's foot, sliding by stretched out Alex Skrzeta for the 1-0 lead.
The best chance for the Cascades on the five shots in the first half was on a free kick just outside the box. Connor McMillan's kick sailed just over the net.
Saskatchewan had multiple chances the later part of the second half to add a second goal.
A Marcello Gonzalez shot was stopped by Skrzeta and deflected onto Mitch Bauche's foot. But he was unable to get another shot into the empty net on the first chance, while two shots went just wide and another was stopped by Skrzeta.
Huskies' keeper Greg Buckley finished the match making two saves, while Skrzeta stopped 10 for Fraser Valley at the other end of the pitch. Saskatchewan outshot Fraser Valley 16-10 in the match.
With the win Saskatchewan improves to 3-3-2 on the season, while the Cascades drop to 3-4-1.
The Huskies remain at home to host the Winnipeg Wesmen next weekend, while the Cascades return home to host the UBC Thunderbirds and Victoria Vikes.