Rattlers soccer teams manhandled by SAIT to close opening weekend

By Scott Roblin
September 9, 2018 - 8:09pm

CALGARY, AB – A humbling afternoon for the Medicine Hat College Rattlers soccer teams, both failing to find the back of the net in a pair of losses to the SAIT Trojans.

After besting the Olds College Broncos 2-0 in their season opener on Saturday, the Rattlers men’s team fell back to earth with a 2-0 defeat on Sunday.

Dominating the first half in shots, the Trojans scored two minutes into the second half from Dean Northover to take a 1-0 lead over Medicine Hat.

SAIT doubled their lead to 2-0, as Northover found Joseph Lambele alone in tight in the 80th minute for some insurance for the home side.

Rattlers goalkeeper Joao Vitor Duz Batista allowed two goals on five shots, while Trojans goalie David Miguez posted the clean sheet.

Equally frustrated, the Rattlers women’s team was dominated over 90 minutes by the Trojans on Sunday and suffered a 6-0 loss for their second loss of the season.

SAIT’s Sage Meyers opened up the scoring in the 10th minute, before Maddie Lee netted her first of the afternoon in the 28th minute.

Meyers would add another goal for the Trojans, beating Medicine Hat’s Kassidy Suberlak in the 38th minute to put SAIT ahead 3-0 at the half.

It took the Trojans just five minutes into the second half to extend their lead even more, with Cheyanne Holland making it a 4-0 contest.

Lee added her second of the game shortly after, with Deanna Kuan capping off the scoring before injury time to give SAIT a 6-0 victory.

Suberlak allowed six goals on 12 shots against the Trojans, while the Rattlers offence failed to register a shot on goal.

After starting the season on the road, Medicine Hat returns to Rattler Field on Saturday for their their home openers against the Ambrose University Lions.

The women’s contest gets started at 2:00 pm, with the men following that matchup at 4:00 pm.

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