Campus Life

Horns soccer looks for weekend success

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team (1-5-0) returns to home field this weekend to host their Prairie Division rival Mount Royal University Cougars in a pair of games at the University Community Sports Stadium.

The ‘Horns will look to right the ship after losing both games last weekend on the road in Edmonton, falling to Prairie Division leaders, Alberta Golden Bears 2-0 and 4-0.

Through six conference games this season, goals have been hard to come by for the ‘Horns, being shutout in four games and scoring only four times total.

In only their second season in Canada West play, the Cougars have had some early success. They beat the UNBC Timberwolves last weekend, 2-0 at home, and currently sit in fourth place in the Prairie Division.

Defense has been the key to success for the Cougars. In their five conference games, Mount Royal has only surrendered six goals against, with both wins coming via shutouts. Offensively, the Cougars are led by Cody Cook, who has accounted for three of his team’s six goals.

This weekend will also mark the Cougars first ever trip to Lethbridge for conference action. Last season, the Cougars hosted the ‘Horns for a pair of games, winning both by 3-2 and 1-0 scores.

Kick-off for both Saturday's and Sunday’s matches is at 2:15 p.m.

Pronghorn women

Coming off their second consecutive tie, the Pronghorns women’s soccer team (0-3-2) heads out on the road in search of its first win of the season. The ‘Horns will make a two-game swing through Saskatchewan, facing the Saskatchewan Huskies and Regina Cougars.

The ‘Horns played only one game last weekend, battling to a 1-1 draw with the UNBC Timberwolves at the University Community Stadium.

With only two goals in their first five games, the ‘Horns need to start capitalizing on their opportunities. The ‘Horns are actually fourth in the conference with shot attempts per game, averaging more than 15 per contest, but have had trouble converting their chances.

Saturday, the ‘Horns will get a stiff test in the undefeated Huskies (3-0-2). The Huskies have only surrendered three goals in five games so far, while scoring nine goals of their own.

The Cougars (2-2-1), who the ‘Horns will wrap up their trip against Sunday, are coming off a 3-0 loss to UBC and a scoreless draw with Trinity Western Spartans last weekend. Through their first five games, the Cougars have scored and allowed the exact same number of goals at six. They are led by Meagan Cormier, who has scored three of her team's six goals.