Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles women’s soccer team tie the Langara College Falcons 0-0 at home in Surrey, BC at Newton Athletic Park on Sunday, September 21. This was the second of three games that these teams will kick-off against each other this season, the first match ended in a 3-1 loss for KPU on Sunday, September 7. The Eagles 2014/15 PACWEST CCAA record is now 2-3-2. After today's tie and yesterday's 2-1 victory over the Douglas College Royals, KPU sits in fourth place overall in league standings.
The first half saw the Falcons apply early pressure to the Eagles and KPU struggled to find their rhythm on the pitch. A few adjustments halftime made a difference and the Eagles came out with stronger focus and determination in the second half. KPU Midfielder Gurneet Josan, Surrey, BC, was a strong leader for the team as she continued to rally the Eagles, break down the Falcons offensive attacks, and worked hard to try to create scoring momentum for KPU.
KPU goalkeeper Chantalle Bracken, Langley, BC, made key saves on three Falcons breakaways. Bracken, in her third game as an Eagle, earned the first shut-out of her university career. She and Langara’s goalkeeper Katie Inkster, Vancouver, BC, played all 90 minutes in net.
“Overall, I’m happy with the outcome. We earned four out of six possible points at home this weekend,” said Assistant Coach Joan McEachern, “I think how we played in the second half was much stronger than the first, we created some opportunities to score. Our mental concentration was better and everyone is improving”
Next up for the Eagles is an away match versus the Quest University Kermodes in Squamish on Saturday, September 27 at 1:00pm. KPU will return home to Newton Athletic Park on Sunday, September 28 for a 12:00pm kick-off versus the VIU Mariners.
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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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