Written by Mason Bugaresti
It’s a big weekend for Ravens soccer with four road matches being played over two days as the OUA soccer season kicks into full swing!
First up for the Carleton Ravens is a date with the Toronto Metropolitan University Bold at Downsview Park on Sept 24. The Raven women kick off their match at 1 p.m. before men’s soccer takes the pitch at 3:15 p.m. The next day, Sept. 25, the Ravens men and women will take on the University of Toronto Varsity Blues with the matches again starting at 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. respectively.
The Carleton women’s soccer team enters this weekend amidst a terrific run of form. The Ravens opened their season with an impressive 1-1 draw on the road against a high-flying Queen’s side before returning home to pick up wins against the RMC Paladins and Nipissing Lakers. Carleton has conceded just one goal in their opening 3 matches and is currently riding a six-game unbeaten streak dating back to last season. The Ravens sit 4th in the OUA east with seven points.
On the other side, the TMU bold have found their form having also won two of their opening three matches. They sit just one point behind Carleton with 6 points in the table having lost their opening game of the season 5-1 to the uOttawa Gee-Gees.
Later in the day, the Raven men will take on the TMU Bold. Carleton has collected 10 points from their opening 4 matches with a strong 3-0-1 record. They take on a Bold team that has played just two matches, the fewest in the OUA, losing to 2-1 Ontario Tech on the road before beating Trent 4-0 in their home opener.
The Ravens are back in action the next day when the women’s team takes on U of T. The Varsity Blues are the team-to-beat right now sitting first in the OUA east and having won four straight matches after an opening day defeat.
Carleton’s men’s soccer team will take on U of T for the second time this season. Their first match ended 0-0 at TAAG Park with Carleton nearly finding a late goal to secure the win. U of T scored nine times in their opening match against RMC but have scored just one in their last three matches.
The matches stream on OUA.TV with the broadcasts starting moments before kickoff. The next Carleton women’s soccer home game is Oct. 2 where they will take on the rival uOttawa Gee-Gees. The Carleton men return home to TAAG Park when they host the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks on Pride Night, on Friday, Oct. 7. Tickets are available now!