The SMU field hockey Huskies went 2-2 at their home tournament September 24th and 25th, claiming wins over UPEI and Acadia. Opening the weekend against Dal, the Huskies lost 3-1, with fourth year midfield Kaylie Dyson recording SMU’s lone goal. Despite the loss, the Huskies made a strong performance against PEI, with Lauren Perry and Isabelle Falconer recording goals in the 2-1 win. On September 25, SMU lost 2-1 to StFX. Allison Snow scored the lone goal on a penalty corner. Coach Sharon Rajaraman called it “the most disappointing game of the season.” However, the Huskies made a 2-1 comeback win over Acadia to close out the weekend, with Patricia Gemmell and Kali Gee scoring back-to-back penalty corner goals in the second half. Despite injuries to three starters, the Huskies are optimistic about the remainder of the season. They are currently ranked second in Tier 1 after the weekend, and are back in action October 15-16 at StFx.
SMU Lacrosse is currently in third place after recording three wins and two losses to start the season. Opening the season with a narrow 16-15 win over Acadia, the Huskies continued their momentum onto a road trip in New Brunswick, with a close 9-10 loss to UNB and a 12-5 win over Mount Allison. On September 30th, the Huskies lost to Dal 16-6, but quickly rebounded with a 21-5 win over Mount Allison on October 2nd, the largest margin of victory by any team yet this season. Attacker Hunter Thompson was named the league’s player of the week for the week of September 30, after recording six goals and one assist. SMU Lacrosse is back in action against Acadia at home on October 14, and travels to StFX on October 16.
SMU Baseball is sitting at fourth in the standings with a 7-8 record halfway through the season. The Huskies are gaining momentum in the middle of the season, going 3-2 in their last five games. After beating Dal 6-3 on September 28th, they recorded a 14-1 win over StFX and a 6-5 win over UNB on October 1st and 2nd, respectively. The Huskies have one regular season game left against Dal on October 5th. Conference playoffs begin October 15th, with the top 4 teams playing a best two-out-of-three series in the semifinals and finals.
By Lauren Perry