After an early start to the week on Thursday, Sept. 30, there are several intriguing matches as teams jockey for top positions in the 2021 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) soccer standings in week four ending on Oct. 3.
Sept. 30 result: Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges (USB) 3 Canadian Mennonite University Blazers (CMU) 1
Université de Saint-Boniface (4-1-1) takes over the lead in the MCAC standings with the home victory and their third consecutive win. MCAC Female Athlete of the Week Katie Moniot scored her fourth of the season while Sara Boissoneault also notched her fourth tally and Cassie Nazeravich added her second for USB scoring. Canadian Mennonite University (1-1-3) had Tiegen Kroeker register her first goal this year and the Blazers look to bounce back at home during the weekend.
Oct. 2: Brandon Bobcats (BU) at CMU Blazers – 1 pm CT start
Brandon (4-0-1) is second in the MCAC standings and also at number nine in the latest Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national rankings. This game has been highlighted as one of the CCAA Marquee Matchup this week. BU looks to bounce back from their first loss of the season as they go on the road. CMU plays their second match in three days as they seek to avenge a loss at Brandon in week 1.
Oct. 2: Providence University College Pilots (PUC) Pilots at Assiniboine Community College Cougars (ACC) Cougars – 1 pm CT start
Providence (3-0-2) is a tight three way battle for first place in the MCAC standings. PUC has been led by Makayla Myer who has scored a conference leading six goals so far this season. ACC (0-0-5) are still looking for their first points of the season and want to improve on their earlier loss at PUC in week 2.
Oct. 3: USB Les Rouges at PUC Pilots – 1 pm CT start
A matchup of teams at the top of the MCAC standings. Les Rouges are CCAA ranked number 15 – first time listed on national rankings – and has three of the top seven conference scorers on this team. Providence plays back-to-back matches this weekend and just faced USB in week three.
Oct. 3: ACC Cougars at BU Bobcats – 1 pm CT start
The Cougars played well in a tough 4-0 loss at home against the Bobcats in week 1. ACC have improved since then and would like to pull the upset in the Wheat City.
Sept. 30 result: USB Les Rouges 6 CMU Blazers 2
With the home win, the Université de Saint-Boniface (4-0-2) are tied for first place atop the MCAC standings. Franck Oumar N’Dia paced Les Rouges with a hat trick and now is tied for the league scoring lead with six goals. USB other goal scorers were Sam Larson with his fifth, Amine Ajenkar potted his third and Joseph Zarychta scored his first tally.
For the visitors, Canadian Mennonite University (2-0-3) received goals from MCAC Male Athlete of the Week Matheus Dos Anjos Aquino, also now tied with Oumar N’Dia sitting at six and Victor Hugo Gomes de Abreu with his second. CMU has a quick turnaround as they host on Saturday this weekend.
Oct. 2: BU Bobcats at CMU Blazers – 3:15 pm CT start
Brandon (3-0-2) climbed in the CCAA national rankings for the first time ever at number 15 and travel to play at CMU. Diego Rodriguez is the top Bobcat scorer with four goals and scored in a 2-1 loss earlier in week 1 against the Blazers. Aquino scored both CMU goals in that week 1 victory and wants to continue his league leading goal scoring prowess.
Oct. 2: PUC Pilots at ACC Cougars – 3:15 pm CT start
Providence (4-0-1) is the top ranked MCAC men’s team in latest CCAA national ranking at number 12 but suffered their first loss in week 3. Assiniboine (0-0-5) scored their first goals of the young season last week and look to build on this effort in week four. Both teams played earlier with a PUC win during week 2.
Oct. 3: USB Les Rouges at PUC Pilots – 3:15 pm CT start
The Pilots would like to make in two wins in a row against Les Rouges as they won 4-0 on Sept. 25. In a three way battle for first, USB has four players with three or more goals this campaign and would like them to find the back of the net again in this rematch.
Oct. 3: ACC Cougars at BU Bobcats – 3:15 pm CT start
The Bobcats have a chance to continue their winning ways at they have entered the weekend on a two game winning streak. The Cougars play their cross-town rivals and would like to reverse the final result of the first time they met in week 1.