Kwantlen Eagles host PACWEST Golf Tournament; soccer teams rank in top half of the PACWEST standings

Tue, Sep 18, 2012
Aaron Ferrer Danyka Wadley Jake Starheim
Aaron Ferrer Danyka Wadley Jake Starheim

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September 19, 2012

Kwantlen Eagles host PACWEST Golf Tournament; soccer teams rank in top half of the PACWEST standings

(Metro Vancouver, BC) – The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles hosted the PACWEST Golf Tournament at the Hazelmere Country Club in Surrey, September 15 and 16.

On day two, Jason Thompson (Langley) finished the last seven holes at one-under par. Meanwhile, Aaron Ferrer (Delta) came in with two birdies on the last six holes, ranking fourteenth in the tournament.

“I was very happy with our team, especially on the second day as we rallied together and finished strongly to pass Douglas College and Thompson Rivers University in the standings,” said Levi Arcega, head coach, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “We still have lots of work to do and each individual has a different challenge to face if we are to bypass the University of the Fraser Valley and UBC-O teams.”

The Eagles golf team placed a consistent fifth place in team standings. The next tournament will be hosted by Vancouver Island University (VIU) at the Nanaimo Golf & Country Club, September 29 and 30. 

The women’s Eagles soccer team had a strong game against the VIU Mariners on September 15. Danyka Wadley (Coquitlam) completed a hat-trick in the second half with an outstanding free kick 30 yards out to finish the game with a 4-0 score. The following day the women’s team took on the Capilano Blues in North Vancouver; the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

The men’s soccer team had a strong performance against the VIU Mariners on September 15. Third-year forward Jake Starheim (Delta) was hungry for success and consistently caused havoc for the Mariners throughout the tightly contested match.

“Overall, the nil-nil score was a fair result for both teams,” said Ajit Braich, head coach, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. “I felt it was a very strong start for our rookies, Dalton (San) and Rylan (Sangha), as their enthusiasm created lots of chances for the team early in the game.”

The following day, the men's match-up against the Capilano Blues resulted in a 2-2 draw.

The soccer teams finished the weekend with the women’s team placing third in the PACWEST rankings and the men’s team following closely behind in fourth place in the men's rankings.

The Eagles soccer teams play their next matches this weekend, hosting the Langara Falcons on Saturday and the Quest Kermodes on Sunday. The games are scheduled at 12:00 pm for both women’s games and 2:00 pm for the men’s games.

Complete game results can be found at:

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