The Varsity Reds' women's soccer team tied Bishop's University's Gaiters 0-0 today in the second of two pre-season matches at BMO Field.
The game got off to a slow start this morning, as both UNB and Bishop's struggled to find some rhythm with the ball. Intensity rose as play continued towards the end of the first half and into the second. But although UNB saw some excellent chances with three shots hitting the crossbar and an exciting series of plays around the 90-minute mark, they were unable to turn those opportunities into goals.
Head coach Jon Crossland says that's something he knew this team would have to work on going into the regular season.
"We've played four exhibition games and we've given up two goals in those exhibition games which is good news for us," Crossland said.
"I guess the other side of that is that we only scored four goals in those exhibition games, so we knew that was going to be an area that we have to focus a lot on and I think it's going to continue to be a work in progress as we get ready for the start."
Bell is expected to start for the Varsity Reds when they travel to St. John's to play Memorial in their first regular season game on September 6. The Varsity Reds play their next home game on September 13. They host Cape Breton University at 1pm.