UNB Athletes of the Week
Garibaldi Heights, BC
The UNB Reds/Papa John’s Pizza female Athlete of the Week is Allie Hughes-Goyette, from the women’s soccer team.
Despite the team dropping a pair of road games, the first-year striker made the most of her debut as a Red.
In Friday’s 2-0 loss at Cape Breton, Hughes-Goyette had three shots on goal and was a key player in the Reds attack.
In Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at St FX, she had another shot on goal and, again, was a concern for defenders.
“Allie was involved in a lot of our attack all weekend and created chances for herself and others,” said Reds head coach Jon Crossland. “She was strong with her back to goal, bringing others into the attack and was good in her one-on-one situations. She was not intimidated at all in her first AUS games, and got involved physically as well. It was a good start, and we look forward to those chances going to the back of the net in the coming games.”
Hughes-Goyette and her teammates play their first home games of the 2019 season this weekend, as UNB hosts Memorial and UPEI.
Mount Uniacke, NS
The UNB Reds/Papa John’s Pizza male Athlete of the Week is Ben Gorringe, from the men’s soccer team.
The fifth-year striker scored twice as the Reds split a pair of weekend games, earning Player of the Game honours in Sunday’s victory at St FX.
Gorringe scored UNB’s only goal in Friday’s 2-1 loss at Cape Breton.
In Sunday’s 4-1 victory over the X-Men, he played another strong game, scoring his second goal of the season late in the contest.
“Our team captain served as a real spark plug as we played against some tough opponents,” said Reds head coach Miles Pinsent. “Ben’s energy and work ethic allowed him to be impactful in both games.”
Gorringe and his teammates host Memorial and UPEI in games this coming weekend.
(Submitted by UNB Reds)