Vanier Cup of Faculty Soccer: St. FX hopes to interrupt 14-year drought

The last team OUT In 2007, Saint Mary’s University Huskies made it to the U Sports soccer finals.

Saturday at 1 p.m., X-Men the University St. Francis Xavier hope to reverse this trend if they face it huskies from the University of SaskatchewanCanada West Champion, in the Uteck bowl at antigonianNova Scotia.

X-Men running back to Malcolm Bussey.

X-Men running back Malcolm Bussey will be a key figure in Saturday’s game.

Photo: Courtesy: David Cox

That X-Menunbeaten in eight starts this season, will start the game as underdogs but have a vocal, partisan home crowd on their side.

It’s always nice to be home, so you can sleep in your bed and eat in your familiar places.said the St. FX head coach, Gary Wassermannamed coach of the year OUT five times.

National semi-final 13-game losing streak

Since that win in 2007, Atlantic University Sports teams have lost 13 consecutive national semifinals by an average margin of about five converted touchdowns (35 points).

St. FX was the winner of the OUT but last year was washed out by the University Mustangs 61-6 Western film at LondonOntario, who later won the Vanier Cup.

Dyton Blackett, X-Men defender at St. Francis Xavier University.

Dyton Blackett, X-Men defender at St. Francis Xavier University.

Photo: Courtesy: David Cox

We just play our game has indicated Dyton Blacketta defensive back who played his high school football at Northeast Kings Education Center in the Annapolis Valley.

We will all work together and try to control what we can control. »

A quote from Dyton Blackett, defender of the X-Men

Malcolm Bussey, a player to watch

Whereas Dyton Blackett and the defense of X-Men from St. FX will do their best to limit this huskies Saturday afternoon that X-Men will need a big day of their attack.

The offensive halfback Malcolm Bussey will be a key figure in attack X-Men. He is the candidate of OUT for the trophy Hello Crightonwhich is awarded annually to the most outstanding football player in Germany u sports.

Malcolm Bussey has 11 touchdowns this season.

Malcolm Bussey has 11 touchdowns this season.

Photo: Twitter / Malcolm Bussey

I have faith in our team that we will do our best this weekend highlighted Malcolm Busseynative of Hammond’s Plains who left Nova Scotia after eighth grade to play high school football New Hampshire.

We have to bring energy, play hard and play fast. If we do that, I think we can compete with them. »

A quote from Malcolm Bussey, running back for the X-Men

Malcolm Busseywhose grandfather played football at St. FX has 11 touchdowns this season.

St. FX set and beat an eight-game regular-season record Mountains the University Mount Allison 21-14 in the Eastern Finals last week antigonian. Malcolm Bussey rushed for 116 yards and scored a touchdown in the win.

Ranked 6th in the country

St. FX ranks sixth in the country while the Saskatchewan is in fourth place.

That huskies enjoyed a 7-1 regular season and beat the thunderbirds UBC 23-8 for the Western Conference banner.

That Mustangs the University Western filmat No. 1 in the country, and Laval University’s Rouge et Or, at No. 2, meet in Saturday’s game Mitchell bowl at London. The Vanier Cup takes place on November 26th at Western Alumni Stadium in London.

According to a report by Paul Palmerfrom CBC

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