Both the Redmen and the Martlet soccer teams took to the field over Labour Day weekend in a pair of exhibition tournaments. The Martlets found themselves in Fredericton in the UNB Fall Classic. They left the event with a 7-0 romping against the hosts, and a 1-1 tie against the PEI Panthers. The weekend was highlighted by strong play on both sides of the ball, principally by striker Stephanie Avery who slotted a hat trick against UNB.
On the men’s side, Sherbrooke played host to the preseason action, and the Redmen emerged with a 1-1 record. They defeated UNB 4-0, primarily due to their strong defensive play. The 2-1 loss came at the hands of the St. FX X-Men in a thrilling, hard-fought match.
Both teams start the official campaign Sept.6 at Molson Stadium.
— Jeff Downey