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Horns blanked by Huskies

By Dale Woodard on September 28, 2021.

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team was held winless and goal-less on the road last weekend.

Wrapping up their two-game Canada West weekend against the Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday night in Saskatoon, the Horns were blanked 3-0 after a 4-0 loss Friday to start the season 0-3.

However, Pronghorns head coach Randy Bardock noted a much-improved effort from his charges in Saturday’s setback.

“It was a night and day difference of a game. It was dead even in the first half.”

Saskatchewan’s Ahmed Mohammad got the hosts on the board in the 41st minute.

“We had possession in their end and lost it, kind of a silly mistake and they countered and scored,” said Bardock. “It was pretty even after that. They got one with about 20 minutes to go.”

Kuhle Bekwayo scored for the Huskies in the 62nd minute and Kevin Garic added one more in the 85th minute.

“We were clearing the ball, it went off a guy and went in,” said Bardock.

Still, the weekend gives the Horns something to build on as they get ready for a home-and-home series with the Calgary Dinos this weekend.

“We just can’t seem to buy a break defensively or offensively right now,” said Bardock. “But it was so much better in all aspects of the game. It was great to see the improvement and it’s something to build on and we’re looking forward to it.”

Pronghorns goaltender Armaan Thawer made three saves in the loss.

The Horns host the Dinos at the University of Lethbridge on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. and head to Calgary for the rematch Sunday, also at 2:15.

After a bye weekend, the Pronghorns women’s soccer team (0-4) also take on the Dinos.

The women’s game kicks things off Saturday at the U of L stadium at noon and again at noon Sunday in Calgary.

In other Horns Canada West action, the women’s rugby team (1-1) looks to get back on the winning track after a close loss to the Dinos Friday in Calgary.

The Pronghorns are in Edmonton Saturday to face the Alberta Pandas in the second installment of the Suggitt Cup.

The Pronghorns won round one with a convincing 53-7 victory to open the season Sept. 18 at the U of L Stadium.

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