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October 12, 2010
Eagles undefeated against Kermodes
(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) KPU’s Eagles soccer squads took to the field this past weekend with games against Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners, and the Quest Kermodes from Squamish. After a long day on the road on Saturday resulting in a 2-2 tie for the women and a 0-3 loss for the men, the Eagles sprang to life on Sunday in Squamish.
After tying the undefeated VIU Mariners on Saturday, the Eagles women’s team travelled up to Squamish and was able to clinch a place in the upcoming provincial championships by securing a 1-0 win over the Quest Kermodes. This opportunity is substantial for the Eagles, as they work to maintain their position as the reigning provincial champions. The Eagles have now secured their chance to repeat this title when they co-host the 2010 British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association (BCCAA) Soccer Provincial Championships held from October 29-31, 2010.
On the men’s side, the Eagles had an encouraging game and were leading 2-1 until late in injury time against Quest University but gave up a late goal. Coach Ajit Braich was very pleased with the 2-2 tie saying that “all their hard work is starting to pay off. The key is that the boys and staff never stopped believing in each other and this weekend we had a positive result to show for it.”
Outstanding performances were seen on both sides. Jacob Starheim (Delta) was a key player for the men’s team this weekend. “His enthusiasm and desire as a rookie have really helped the team,” comments coach Braich. “[Starheim] had a number of chances on Sunday and found himself behind defenders with nothing but the goaltender between him and the net on two occasions, and scored the Eagles’ second goal of the game.”
The women were led by sophomore striker Shanay Sangha (Richmond) this weekend. Sangha has taken on a new role with the Eagles as assistant captain and proved her leadership by scoring two goals this weekend. Her second goal, the game winner against Quest on Sunday is also the goal that secured a playoff spot in the 2010 BCCAA Soccer Provincial Championships for the female Eagles.
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