Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles men’s soccer team won their first road game of the 2014/15 PACWEST CCAA season today over the Langara College Falcons in Richmond, BC. The Eagles improve to 2-1-0 with eyes set on their next match at home September 13.
The Eagles were the first to strike as first-year forward Justin Turner-Pearce, Richmond, BC, beat Falcons first-year goalkeeper Juggi Dosanjh, Burnaby, BC, at the nine-minute mark. Fourth-year KPU forward Marcos Teodoro da Silva, Caico, RN, Brazil, sent in a goal of his own at the 16th minute to keep the Eagles 2-0 going into the half.
The second half saw a few anxious moments for KPU. The Eagles missed the net with an errant penalty kick at the 60th minute and Langara’s midfielder Dillon Penman, first-year, Burnaby, BC, beat Eagles second-year goalkeeper Ashbir Paul, Richmond, BC, to get the Falcons within one at 60 minutes. KPU would seal Langara’s fate in the 84th minute with a third goal courtesy of second-year forward Abdul Kulan, Tripoli, Libya and a fourth goal in the 87th minute by third-year forward Dalton San, Surrey, BC.
Paul played all 90 minutes in net, today’s goals were the second on the season for Turner-Pearce and the first on the season for Teodoro da Silva, Kulan, and San.
“It was a great team effort. The guys worked together and we saw a strong work ethic from all” stated Eagles Head Coach Srdjan Djekanovic, “We stuck to our game plan and executed well as a team. It was a well-deserved win.”
The next home match for the KPU Eagles men’s soccer team is Saturday, September 13 when they take on the Quest University Kermodes at 2:00pm 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.