Saints fall to Huskies

By Dan Falloon, Portage Daily Graphic

There was an offensive explosion in Winnipeg on Tuesday.

The Portage Collegiate Institute Saints were on the wrong side of the result, but glad to at least figure in it in a 10-4 loss to the Sturgeon Heights Huskies. Jessica Stewart had a pair of goals for PCI, while Alanah Levandosky and Sara McDonald also knocked home tallies for the Saints.

Head coach Tom Henry said the game was a stark improvement over last week's West Winnipeg Athletic Conference opener, where the Saints lost 8-0 to the Vincent Massey Trojans.

"There's no question it's a big improvement from the last game when we were standing there watching," said Henry. "We were creating some great chances in the first half. We were shooting at the net where before, we weren't doing that, and good things happen when you shoot towards goal."

Henry credited a strong practice on Monday night with helping to set up a blazing offensive start on Tuesday.

"We were able to work on a few things, especially shooting towards the goal," said Henry. "That certainly helped tonight. Getting four goals in the first half lifted their spirits a little bit.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't keep it going in the second half. That's a great team that we were playing against."

The Saints trailed only 6-4 at the half, but had the wind at their backs to that point. Thereafter, the Huskies were able to use the conditions while PCI struggled against the gusts.

For more, please see Tuesday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.

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