(HALIFAX, N.S.)—The visiting CBU Capers doubled up the SMU Huskies 4-2 on Friday evening from Huskies Stadium in Atlantic University Sport men's soccer action.
Cape Breton—ranked no. 1 by U SPORTS—showed why they are the defending 2018 silver medalists, scoring in the 4th minute from Charlie Waters.
Saint Mary's leveled the score on a penalty-kick in the 15th minute from Cian Tousignant-Osiadhail (Timberlea, NS).
Waters (Blackpool, UK) would add his second in the 34th minute on a penalty-kick and CBU led 2-1 at half.
Saint Mary's almost took the lead in the 68th minute when James Spence's (Hammonds Plains, NS) left-footed curled shot found the fingertips of CBU keeper Ben Jackson (Bury, UK).
CBU took the lead with late goals from Cory Bent (Preston, UK) in the 73rd minute and Waters scoring his third of the match in the 79th minute, giving CBU a 4-2 victory.
Cape Breton outshot SMU 14-6, with each goalie forced to make four saves apiece.
Saint Mary's had one more corner kick than CBU, 6-5 and two more fouls, 13-11.
Jackson picked up the win for CBU, who improve to 4-0-1 in conference action while Jensen Brown (Enfield, NS) had the loss for SMU, who fall to 4-1-0 in AUS play.
Up next for both teams are 3:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon games, as CBU travels to 1-2-1 Acadia while SMU hosts 1-1-2 Dalhousie.
Dominic Nolasco for SMU
Photo Mona Ghiz