(SYDNEY, NS) The Cape Breton University Capers edged the UNB Reds 2-0 on Friday evening, in the Atlantic University Sport regular season opener for both teams.
The Reds were all over the Capers early in the first half, with CBU keeper Rachel Yerxa (Mississauga, ON) making great saves early on to keep the game scoreless.
Early on, it was a show of defense and patience.
The second half started with the Capers applying pressure and getting great looks, forcing Nash to make some big saves in the early moments.
In the 69th minute, a free kick by Ciera Disipio (Ottawa, ON) was redirected by Rachel Leck (Pickering, ON), giving the Capers a 1-0 lead.
In the 74th minute, Alliyah Rowe (Kitchener, ON) scored to increase CBU's lead to 2-0.
The Reds had a few late runs but none found the back of the net.
With a goal and two shots on the UNB net, Leck was named the Subway Player of the Game.
The Reds are scheduled to play Sunday, at St FX, while Cape Breton is due to host UPEI.
RECAP BY: Daniel Briand/for CBU Athletics
PHOTOS BY: Vaughan Merchant/for CBU Athletics