Squamish, BC….. The KPU Eagles men’s soccer team fell to the Quest University Kermodes today 1-0 in Squamish, BC. The previous match between these two teams on September 13th in Surrey, BC ended in a 1-1 tie. The Eagles 2014-2015 PACWEST CCAA record is now 3-2-3 heading into tomorrow’s match against VIU.
In the first half the Eagles came out strong to take multiple shots on the Kermodes goalkeeper. An offside call charged to KPU disallowed an early goal, which the Eagles were unable to get back despite numerous offensive attacks throughout the match.
Minutes into the second half, Kermodes third-year mid-fielder John Brendan McEown, Vancouver, BC beat Eagles second-year goalkeeper Ashbir Paul, Richmond, BC to put Quest up by one. KPU Eagles head coach Srdjan Djekanovic noted that his frontline combination of Jacob Starheim, Delta, BC, Dalton San, Surrey, BC, and Rylan Sangha, Richmond, BC did an excellent job to create more opportunities in the final 45 minutes for the Eagles.
“I thought we played really well, created chances and a had beautiful goal that didn’t make it on the sheet,” stated Coach Djekanovic, “We kept pushing forward but goals changed games, they got one and unfortunately for us the ball just didn’t want to cross that line for us again today.”
The Eagles next match is tomorrow versus the number-one PACWEST ranked VIU Mariners. Kick-off is at 2:00pm at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, BC.
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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.