Marauders win, draw in OUA soccer

Make it two games, two goals for Yunus Mollayev, who found the back of the net for the only goal Sunday (Aug. 28) as the McMaster Marauders topped the Lancers in Windsor in an Ontario University Athletics men’s soccer contest.

The Mac women’s team, whose match preceded the men’s game, was held to a 1-1 draw.

(Photo: Fraser Caldwell/McMaster Athletics)

(Photo: Fraser Caldwell/McMaster Athletics)

In the men’s affair, McMaster got the best of the rematch of their OUA quarter-final of a year ago, and completed a flawless weekend in the process, taking six points from two matches with no goals conceded.

The breakthrough for the Marauders came in the 29th minute by way of the penalty spot, with Mollayev confidently stepping up and slotting home for the lone goal in the 1-0 victory. In a defensively-minded match, the teams combined for only five shots on goal, and McMaster was able to successfully defend its slim lead.

Heading back on the road Friday (Sept. 2), the Marauders will battle their perennial rivals, the Guelph Gryphons.

For the second straight day, the Marauder women’s soccer team took a lead into the second half before watching their opponent level late. After settling for a 1-1 draw at home Saturday, McMaster played to the same score Sunday.

Maila Carboni scored McMaster’s lone goal in the 55th minute, powering her team into a lead after a scoreless opening half. The Marauders were just four minutes from an impressive three points on the road, when the Lancers Jazmin Martin struck to level the match in the 86th minute.

McMaster takes two points from two games in their opening weekend of OUA play, and face a quick turnaround before heading back on the road Friday to take on the Gryphons in Guelph.

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