Campus Life

Horns head out on the road to face fifth-ranked Bears

Coming off a hard fought 2-1 win last Sunday, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team (1-3-0) heads out on the road this weekend for a pair of games versus the CIS fifth-ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears (2-0-1).
Both games are scheduled for 2:15 p.m. at Foote Field in Edmonton.
After falling behind last Sunday, the ‘Horns scored two unanswered goals to earn their first win of the season, over the previously undefeated Saskatchewan Huskies.
Offensively, the Horns have relied on a balanced attack with four different goal scorers accounting for the team’s four goals.
At the other end of the pitch, as evident from last weekend’s performance versus the high powered Huskies, the ‘Horns can be one of the strongest defensive teams. The Huskies have two of the best strikers in the conference and the ‘Horns held the Huskies to a combined 10 shots on goal in the two-game weekend series.
For the Bears, this weekend will be their first games at home after starting the season with three games on the road. After opening the season with a disappointing 1-1 tie in Prince George versus the UNBC Timberwolves, the Bears swept the Calgary Dinos last weekend in Calgary with a pair of two-goal victories.
The duo of 2012 Canada West first team all-stars Marcus Johnstone and CJ Gilroy have been the offensive catalysts for the Bears, leading the team with two goals apiece.
Last season, the ‘Horns took four points from the Bears in their weekend series in Lethbridge with the ‘Horns earning a 2-0 win and the two teams battling to a scoreless draw.
The ‘Horns will return home next weekend to host the Mount Royal Cougars for a pair of games.