(HALIFAX, NS) Dalhousie and UNB fought to a 1-1 draw on Friday night, in a contest that featured stellar goaltending and firm defensive play.
The first half saw back-and-forth action from both sides.
UNB opened the scoring in the 15th minute, on fullback George Lawton's(Bolton, UK) first goal of the year.
Freddy Bekkers(Halifax, NS) responded for Dalhousie just over a minute later, to even the score at one.
After two goals in the first 15 minutes, both back lines began to tighten up.
The home side had the best shot at breaking the deadlock, with just over five minutes left in the first half.
Midfielder Hassan Alnuwaysir(Riyadh, SAU) delivered a shot from just outside the 18-yard box, but was stopped by UNB keeper Evan Barker Winnipeg, MB).
The second half was a defensive battle, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.
UNB's Alex O'Brien had his team's best chance in the 60th minute.
He got his foot on a cross from just inside the box, but T.J. Leopold(Bedford, NS) made an excellent diving save.
The Subway Players of the Game were midfielder Jose Lopez(Calgary, AB), for the Varsity Reds, and Pawel Gorski(Halifax, NS), for Dal.
With the draw, Dalhousie moves to 3-0-5, while UNB is 2-0-5.
The Varsity Reds next action takes place Saturday, at 3:15PM, at Saint Mary's, while the Tigers host Acadia, on Sunday.
By: Mike Still, Dalhousie Athletics
Photo Credit: Jenn Sampson, Dalhousie Athletics