Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles tied the Langara College Falcons on Sunday, September 21, with a score of 2-2 at home in Surrey, BC’s Newton Athletic Park. The Eagles record is now 3-1-3 in the 2014/15 PACWEST CCCAA season. KPU remains in second place in the PACWEST after today’s tie and yesterday’s 1-0 win over the Douglas College Royals.
The Falcons jumped to an early lead in the 2nd minute when a Langara shot slipped past Eagles goalkeeper David Hicks, Surrey, BC. The Eagles made their strike at minute 21 when forward Abdul Kulan, Tripoli, Libya, connected with a pass from midfielder Rylan Sangha, Richmond, BC to tie the match at one. A goal in the 34th minute by Eagles Dalton San, Surrey, BC, would give KPU the advantage for the majority of the match.
KPU continued to persist in the second half with consistent offensive attacks, multiple shots on net, but no additional goals resulting. Langara would come back in the 89th minute to tie the match at 2-2. Hicks made a number of key saves while in net all 90 minutes for KPU.
“It was a tough battle, we always know it’s going to be a physical game versus Langara” noted KPU Eagles’ head coach Srdjan Djekanovic, “We set up some great scoring chances but just couldn’t finish them off. The key for this week is to rest up and look forward towards the upcoming matches against Quest and VIU.”
This Saturday, September 27, the Eagles kick off against the Quest University Kermodes at 3:00pm in Squamish and will then return home on Sunday, September 28 to take on the VIU Mariners at 2:00pm.
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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.
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