Squamish, BC…..The KPU Eagles women’s soccer team defeated the Quest University Kermodes 1-0 on the road in Squamish, BC today to improve to 3-3-2. This is the second of three matches these teams will face each other in during the 2014-2015 PACWEST CCAA season, the first match on September 13th in Surrey, BC ended in a tie.
Similar to their first match of the season, the first half was held in the midfield. Third-year Eagles defender Jessica Anderegg, Surrey, BC and first-year defender Pamela Scowby, Coquitlam, BC were solid contributors to the KPU backline as they consistently broke up the Kermodes offensive momentum.
In the second half KPU led more offensive attacks right from the whistle to force the Kermodes back on the pitch. Eagles first-year midfielder Chloe Bottrell, Langley, BC, beat Kermodes third-year goalkeeper Taylor Shantz, Kamloops, BC for the only goal of the match. First-year Eagles Goalkeeper Chantalle Bracken, Langley, BC, had her third start in net and made several key saves throughout the match to earn her second-straight shut-out.
“We had lots of energy and lots of intensity in the second half and it made all the difference” said KPU Eagles Head Coach Julie King, “We were also able to minimize the impact of our mistakes. We’re not perfect but our mistakes haven’t hurt us like they have in the past.”
The Eagles head home for tomorrow’s match against the VIU Mariners with a 12:00pm kick-off 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.