Week 7 (Oct. 20-25) – 2021 MCAC Soccer Match Previews

There is only one week remaining in the 2021 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) soccer regular season prior to the conference championship. Top positions are still to be claimed in seventh and final week  that concludes on Oct.24.

Women’s soccer:

Oct. 20 result: Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges 3 Providence University College (PUC) Pilots 0

Université de Saint-Boniface (9-1-1) extends their winning streak to eight games with a home win over third place Providence University (6-0-5). USB received goals from Sara Boissoneault, Émilie Lecuyer, Mylène Chabot for their sixth shutout over their last eight matches. Both teams have one game left to be played this weekend.

Oct. 23: Brandon Bobcats (BU) at USB Les Rouges – 1 pm CT start

This game could decide first place. Brandon (8-0-2) is second in the MCAC standings and also at number 15 in the latest Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national rankings while Les Rouges holds the top spot and four points clear of Brandon while climbing to number five in the national rankings. In addition, this match has been highlighted as one of the CCAA Marquee Matchup this week.

Oct. 23: Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers – 1 pm CT start

Canadian Mennonite University (2-1-7) clinched a playoff spot and is looking to finish the regular season on a winning note. Assiniboine Community College (0-0-10) is still in search of that first win of the year and played CMU tight in a 4-1 home loss earlier on Oct. 9.

Oct. 24: CMU Blazers at PUC Pilots – 1 pm CT start

The final day of the 2021 MCAC regular season has two teams that want to end with a ‘W’. The last meeting between the teams had the Pilots win 6-0 on the road on Oct. 6 while PUC’s Makayla Myer leads the league in scoring with 11 goals heading into this weekend. CMU has three players tied with two goals to lead the squad in their balanced attack.

Oct. 24: BU Bobcats at ACC Cougars – 1 pm CT start

Depending on Saturday’s result, Brandon could still be playing for the top seed or  potentially playing for the second seed in the MCAC championship. The Cougars continue to improve this season and want to have a final strong performance in front of their fans to complete this season.

Men’s soccer:

Oct. 20 result: Providence University College (PUC) Pilots 2 Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges 0

First place Providence (8-2-1) scored twice with tallies from Garreth Rayner and Jai Virk to move their lead to four points heading into the final weekend. With the home loss, Université de Saint-Boniface (6-0-5) is now locked into the third seed for next week’s conference championship.

Oct. 23: BU Bobcats at USB Les Rouges – 3:15 pm CT start

The number 14 national ranked Bobcats (7-1-2) can still catch the top seed Pilots with a successful final weekend as they sit in second place. USB’s Franck Oumar N’Dia is tied with Rayner for league scoring with ten and would like to add to that goal total in Les Rouges last regular season game of this season,

Oct. 23: ACC Cougars at CMU Blazers – 3:15 pm CT start

Canadian Mennonite University (3-1-6) is led in scoring by Matheus Dos Anjos Aquino as he is in the Top 10 of league scoring with five goals. Jafet Sandoval is also having a strong campaign for the Cougars (0-0-10) as his six goals so far ranks in a tie for fifth spot in MCAC scoring.

Oct. 24: CMU Blazers at PUC Pilots – 3:15 pm CT start

The last day of the 2021 MCAC regular season has huge implications at the top of the standings. Depending on Saturday’s result, PUC will either play for the top seed or have already clinched first place. The Blazers would like to defeat the number 14 nationally ranked team with playoffs looming next week.

Oct. 24: BU Bobcats at ACC Cougars – 3:15 pm CT start

Brandon could still have a chance for first if they win on Saturday. BU will not take the Cougars lightly in this road match with so much on the line as they seek a season sweep of this series.