The Badgers were unable to fully capitalize against the Algoma Thunderbirds this weekend, coming out with a win and a tie in their two games. The Thunderbirds’ last win came on October 8, 2017, so it’s a bit of a disappointment that Brock was only able to come out with one win. Nevertheless, they still remain in fourth place in the OUA West, behind Guelph, York and Windsor.
The first game resulted in a 1-1 tie, with Jared Agyemang scoring his eighth goal of the season to avoid what would’ve been a brutal loss for the Badgers.
The Badgers came out much more aggressive in the second game, keeping their foot on the gas all the way to a 7-0 win. Agyemang netted two more goals to extend his OUA lead to 10 goals on the year, three more than the next highest scorer. Agyemang also sits second in the league in points.
Sebastian Agudo added a pair of goals, his second and third of the season, while Michael Fernandez, Emmanuel Kumar and Liam Farrell each tacked on their firsts of the year, with the latter recording a pair of assists as well. Brock outshot Algoma 14-3.
The Badgers now sit at 4-2-3, but will have their hands full with the No. 4 ranked York Lions this Saturday at Alumni Field. The Lions are undefeated this year.
The women’s team was able to take full advantage of the poor Thunderbirds, winning both games to extend their winning streak to three.
The Badgers won game one by a score of 1-0, with Cassidy Collicutt scoring the first goal of her career to give Brock the win. Midfielder Cassandra Stripe led the way with eight shots, while goalkeeper Marilena Spagnolo recorded the five-save shutout.
Game two saw a 2-0 win in favour of the Badgers, with Sydney Sica and Melanie Schouten each scoring their respective second goal of the season. Spagnolo recorded another five-save shutout, giving her 56 on the season, good for third in the OUA, while her .918 save percentage is second best in the league.
Spagnolo has now shutout her opponents in six of the Badgers’ nine games this season; she has only allowed multiple goals against in one game.
Interim head coach Lucio Ianiero is still at the helm of the women’s team, and has done a great job thus far in leading both of the soccer programs to (most likely) another pair of playoff appearances.
The now 4-2-3 Badgers will have a great opportunity to extend their win streak to four when they take on the 2-1-4 York Lions on Saturday.