Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles women’s soccer team fall 2-0 to the Douglas College Royals today in the Eagles’ first road game of the 2014-2015 PACWEST CCAA season. KPU’s record is now 1-1-0 as they go into tomorrow’s game against the Langara College Falcons.
The match was fairly even at the start but the Eagles made a couple of costly errors that resulted in the two-nil deficit that would prove costly. In reference to the first half, KPU Eagles Head Coach Julie King commented, “It was a bit frustrating, we tried to fight back after two bad mistakes.” Goal scorers for the Royals in the first-half were third-year forward Danae Harding, Port Moody, BC and second-year midfielder Marni McMillan, Port Moody, BC.
The second half was much a different story for KPU with performance from the team and a greater defensive push. Second-year Harlene, Uppal, Surrey, BC, and first-year Chloe Bottrell, Langley, BC, both midfielders, had scoring opportunities in the second half. First-year goalkeeper Chantalle Bracken, Langley, BC, made her PACWEST CCAA debut and played all 90 minutes in net. First-year midfielder Lexie (Alexandria) Gillette, Chilliwack, BC, had a strong game, as did third-year defender, Jessica Anderegg, Surrey, BC.
“The ladies kept their mistakes in perspectives and learned from the first half”, noted Coach King, “I am confident that they will take this day and apply the lessons moving forward, and am proud that the second half was much better.”
The next road match for the Eagles is tomorrow, Sunday, September 7, with a 12:00pm kick off against the Langara College Falcons at Hugh Boyd Field in Richmond.
The next home match for the KPU Eagles women’s soccer team is Saturday, September 13 when they take on the Quest University Kermodes at 12:00pm at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey.
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The KPU Eagles Department of Athletics & Recreation enters its 14th season of interuniversity competition. The Eagles are members of the PACWEST conference and play in the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) with 100 student-athletes participating on eight varsity teams in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, badminton and golf. KPU athletics plays its home games at the Eagles’ Nest (Surrey Campus), Northview Golf & Country Club, Newton Athletic Park, all located in Surrey, BC and the Ace Badminton Centre in Richmond, BC. The Eagles are active in the conference with staff members on various advisory committees and competing to host both provincial and national championships. The student-athletes are mainly from the lower mainland but KPU’s rosters have included student-athletes from North America, South America, Asia and Europe.