Week 3 (Sept. 20-25) – 2022 MCAC Soccer Match Previews

Week three starts early in the 2022 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) soccer season with two weekday games before weekend action commences. All five teams play with battles for top spots in the conference standings during the week ending on September 25. For results, goal scoring leaders and standings, view at:mcacathletics.ca website.

Women’s soccer:

Sept. 20 result: Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges 5 Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers 0

Université de Saint-Boniface (4-0-0) extends their winning streak to four games with a home win over third place Canadian Mennonite University (1-0-3). USB received goals from Stephanie Jones (2), Mylène Chabot, Sara Boissoneault and Marlene Zarychta for their third consecutive shutout this year. Both teams have one game left to be played this weekend.

Sept. 21 result: Brandon University (BU) Bobcats 4 Assiniboine Community College Cougars (ACC) Cougars 0

Second place Brandon University (3-0-1) scored four times with tallies from Kenadie Janzen (2), Keashae Masters and Jocelyn Heald and only three points out of first place heading into the weekend. With the road loss, Assiniboine Community College (0-0-3) is seeking their first win later during week three.

Sept. 24: USB Les Rouges at ACC Cougars – 3:15 pm CT start

This the second game of the week for both teams. In addition, this will the first matchup of the season between both teams in 2022. The defending champs Les Rouges are led by league goal scorer Sara Boissoneault with eight and Stephanie Jones at five. USB is also at number eight in the latest Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national rankings. The Cougars are led by MCAC Athlete of the Week winner center midfielder Kendra Mansoff who scored the first goal of the season for ACC in week two.

Sept. 24: BU Bobcats at Providence University College (PUC) Pilots – 3:15 pm CT start

This is a rematch of the Sept. 17 contest where the Bobcats won 3-1 at home over Providence University College (1-0-2). The Pilots are in third place and look to snap a two game losing streak and reverse the result of their first encounter. Brandon moves up to number 14 in the latest CCAA national rankings.

Sept. 25: CMU Blazers at PUC Pilots – 3:15 pm CT start

PUC plays their second straight game in back-to-back days while CMU have been off since Tuesday. This is a battle for teams both looking to move up in the conference standings. In their first match, PUC had a 2-0 home win on Sept. 10 to start the season.

Men’s soccer:

Sept. 20 result: Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges 4 Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers 2

To begin this week, Université de Saint-Boniface (3-0-1) moved into a tie for first place with the home win. USB scorers were Franck Oumar N’Dia (2), Joseph Zarychta, Irvin Bekhtiari while fourth place Canadian Mennonite University (0-1-3) had Matheus Dos Anjos Aquino and Gjok Prendi find the back of the net. Both teams have one game left to be played this weekend.

Sept. 21 result: Brandon University (BU) Bobcats 5 Assiniboine Community College Cougars (ACC) Cougars 1

In a competitive start to the season, Brandon University (3-0-1) is tied for first and tallied five goals for the second time already in 2022. Goal scores for BU were Camilo Rodriguez, Zach Wood, Matheus Rifini, Morgan Terry and Julien Dizengremel. Christian Buck added a late goal for Assiniboine Community College (0-1-2).

Sept. 24: USB Les Rouges at ACC Cougars – 1 pm CT start

This the second match of the week for both teams and this will the first matchup of the season between both teams in 2022. Les Rouges are led by Franck Oumar N’Dia who is second in league goals with four. USB stays at number nine in the latest CCAA national rankings. The Cougars are seeking to build off their draw last week and have one shutout so far this season.

Sept. 24: BU Bobcats at Providence University College (PUC) Pilots – 1 pm CT start

This is a rematch of the Sept. 17 contest where the Bobcats won 3-1 at home over third place Providence University College (2-0-1). The Pilots are on a one game winning streak while Brandon looks to extend their three game winning streak. BU’s Camilo Rodriguez was MCAC Athlete of the Week winner and leads the conference with nine goals so far. Giovanni Benitez Friesen leads PUC with four goals in this season.

Sept. 25: CMU Blazers at PUC Pilots – 3:15 pm CT start

PUC plays their second game in consecutive days while CMU last played on Tuesday. The Blazers would like to reverse the result of their first match where the Pilots won 5-1 on Sept. 10 in the PUC’s home opener.