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Pronghorns men’s soccer team takes a point off the Griffins

By Dale Woodard on October 19, 2021.

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s soccer team picked up their second point of the Canada West season last weekend.

The Horns battled the MacEwan Griffins to a 2-2 tie during league action Sunday afternoon in Edmonton, following a 5-1 loss to MacEwan Saturday afternoon.

The tie and loss puts the Horns at 0-7-2 on the season.

On the women’s side, the Pronghorns were held without a goal, losing 8-0 Saturday and 4-0 Sunday to fall to 1-9 this season.

On Sunday in the men’s game, the teams remained scoreless for the majority of the game before Griffin Alvin Mazaheri broke through in the 62nd minute.

Will Hughes pulled Lethbridge even with his second of the year in the 64th minute before MacEwan went back up in the 71st minute on a goal from Rakan Yassin.

The Pronghorns replied quickly for a second time as Landon Veluw scored on a volley off a free kick from Karim Bey in the 75th minute.

Horns goaltender Nolan French made four saves in the tie.

On Saturday, Veluw had the lone Lethbridge goal to cut the Griffins lead to 2-1, but the home side added three more to salt the win.

“It was a tough one (Saturday) against MacEwan,” said Pronghorns head coach Randy Bardock. “The guys started well and it was 2-1 after 43 minutes, then the wheels fell off.

“It was a much better performance (Sunday). We battled back immediately twice.”

The Pronghorns women wrap up their regular season Saturday and Sunday when they host the Mount Royal University Cougars at noon both days.

The mens’ team also plays Mount Royal Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in their last game of the regular season.

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