WELLAND – The defending national champions opened the 2019 campaign with a 6-0 win over the Niagara Knights Friday evening at the Youngs Sportsplex.
Allen scored his second goal in the 36th minute, and the Hawks went into the break with a 2-0 lead.
Humber's defence smothered Niagara's attack all evening, rarely allowing the Knights to cross half.
With time expiring, Humber took a corner kick that once again found the boot of Leaford Allen, scoring his fifth goal of the match.
- Third-year keeper Nick Frenati recorded his fifth career clean sheet.
- Humber won its eighth consecutive season opener.
- The Hawks improve to 16-1 all-time against Niagara, including 7-1 at the Youngs Sportsplex.
Humber soccer will host the Fanshawe Falcons for its 2019 home opener Wednesday, September 11 at the Ontario Soccer Center. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on the Hawks Sports Network.