Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Eagles kicked off their weekend road games in B.C.’s interior with a rusty start but regained their momentum, ending the regular season with a hard-fought win and secured second place in pool A with the best league record in Eagles history (8-1-3).
On Saturday afternoon, the Eagles faced the UBCO Heat (9-2-0). Despite solid efforts by Eagles captain Brittany McNeill (Delta) and sophomore Shanay Sangha (Richmond), the Heat took the victory 3-0.
“We were really out of sorts,” said head coach Gordon Smith. “In the first half, we had some chances, and then pushed forward in the second half, but we weren’t able to take advantage.”
After leaving Okanagan, the Eagles regrouped and headed to Kamloops to face the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack on Sunday.
Battling through an extremely physical match, the first goal for the Eagles came from Christina Henderson (Delta) who knocked down her first goal of the 2010 season. The insurance goal came from Tara Makrigiannis (Surrey) who scored on a rebound from a foul shot in the closing minutes of the game.
“Sunday’s win was really satisfying,” said head coach Smith. “It was a tough physical game, and one that we didn’t need to win to secure second place. To get that second goal meant a lot.”
The Kwantlen Eagles women’s soccer team advances to the quarterfinals of the 2010 BCCAA provincial championships and face the Quest Kermodes on Friday, October 29 at Newton Athletic Park. Game time starts at noon.
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