Huskies Look to Continue Home Dominance

Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography
Photo Credit: Josh Schaefer Photography

Game Date: September 26 vs. Mount Royal University Cougars                 

Game Date: September 27 vs. MacEwan University Griffins          

Game Location: Field 7 in PotashCorp Park                                                                                                        

THE GAMES

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies look to continue their winning ways at home against the visiting Mount Royal University Cougars Saturday and await a quarter-final rematch with the MacEwan University Griffins on Sunday.

THE HEADLINES

  • The Huskies have not lost at home since October 7, 2012, a streak of 17 games. During that stretch Saskatchewan is 14-0-3.
  • The Huskies have never lost to Mount Royal since they became a Canada West member in 2012.
  • During the Huskies undefeated streak against Mount Royal they have held the Cougars scoreless.
  • Sunday's match will be a rematch of the 2014 Canada West quarter-final between the Huskies and Griffins. Saskatchewan won 2-1 at home to advance to the Canada West Final Four last season.

THE MATCHUPS

Vs. MRU: The Huskies are 3-0 against the Cougars since Mount Royal joined the Canada West in 2012. During that stretch the Huskies have yet to allow a goal while scoring 11.

Vs. GMU: After one season in the Canada West the Huskies and Griffins have a 1-1-1 record in their three meetings. MacEwan won at home in the regular season where the teams also played to a draw. The Huskies got revenge with a 2-1 Canada West quarterfinal win at home.

MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY COUGARS (1-3-0)
After a split on opening weekend, the Cougars dropped back-to-back games to Manitoba and Winnipeg last weekend.

Midfielder Amanda Schafer leads the Cougar offense with three goals through four matches. Fellow midfielder Kelsey Kinzner also has three points with a pair of goals and an assist.

Keeper Meghan Prudhomme has been in goal for all four matches this season tallying 20 saves.

MACEWAN UNIVERSITY GRIFFINS (1-2-1)
Despite a slow start to the season, the Griffins got back on track with a draw with the Manitoba Bisons and a 2-0 win over the Winnipeg Wesmen.  

Freshman striker Isabelle Dobbin has been impressive up front for the Griffins, leading the team with three goals including the game-winner against Winnipeg.

Emily Burns and Rebecca Reif have split time in goal for MacEwan. Burns recorded a shutout last weekend, while Reif has already made 15 saves in two matches.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (3-1-0)

After a 2-1 loss to the Lethbridge Pronghonrs on Saturday, the Huskies bounced back to salvage a weekend split with a 3-1 win over the Calgary Dinos on Sunday.

Fifth-year striker Kelly Cerkowniak and fourth-year defender Meagan Manson lead the way for the Huskies with three goals each. Erica Hindmarsh has accumulated three points with a goal and two assists through four games.

Keeper Cara Santaga has started three-of-four matches for the Huskies recording four saves. Kyleigh Vause picked up a win in her one appearance in the Huskie goal.