Metro Vancouver…..The KPU Eagles men’s soccer team fell to the VIU Mariners at home today at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, BC, 2-0. The Eagles record for the 2014-2015 PACWEST CCAA season is now 3-3-3.
The Eagles played a strong game against the number one-ranked Mariners, despite an early goal by VIU’s second-year forward Jordan DeGraaf, Black Creek, BC in the first half that beat KPU’s goalkeeper David Hicks, Surrey, BC. KPU continued to hold off VIU, despite being short-handed. A shot in extra minutes by first-year VIU forward Victor Blasco, Spain would increase the gap to 2-0. Mariners’ fourth-year goalkeeper Scott Brown would earn the shut-out for VIU.
“It was a tough fight. I’m proud of the guys for the way they stuck together as a team when we were short-handed,” stated KPU Eagles head coach Srdjan Djekanovic, “We look forward to playing VIU in a few weeks.”
The Eagles go on the road to take on the Capilano University Blues this Saturday, October 4th at 3:00pm. The tables will turn and the Blues will come to KPU’s Newton Athletic Park on Sunday, October 5th at 2:00pm for their final match against each other in the regular season.
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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.