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Tigers play to a draw with cross-town rivals

Photo courtesy of Nick Pearce
Photo courtesy of Nick Pearce

Source: Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications 

(HALIFAX, N.S.) - The Dalhousie Tigers and the host Saint Mary's Huskies played to a 0-0 draw Thursday night in Atlantic University Sport men's soccer action from Huskies Stadium.  

The Huskies pick up a point in the draw and improve to 0-2-1 on the year. 

Dalhousie's seven points on the campaign have the Tigers sitting atop the AUS standings at 2-0-1. 

Both teams were even in first-half shots (4-4) and Saint Mary's forced Dal keeper Ben Grondin (Calgary, Alberta) into early action with four first-half saves.  

Dalhousie out-shot the Huskies 8-2 in the second-half and forced three Saint Mary's saves. 

Grondin (T, 0-0-1) finished with five saves for the Tigers. 

The Tigers doubled up Saint Mary's 12-6 in overall shots and corner kicks 10-2. 

Huskies keeper and Halifax native Ben Oxner (T, 0-2-1) had five saves and was named Subway Player of the Game.  

Both teams face a hot 2-0 Memorial University Sea-Hawks this weekend in Halifax. 

The Sea-Hawks have conceded just one goal on the campaign thus far and scored 12 times.  

Memorial plays at Huskies Stadium on Saturday and Dalhousie on Sunday with both games set for 3:15 p.m. Atlantic time.