KPU Eagles men's soccer fall 2-0 to host Quest University Canada Kermodes in bronze medal match, focus is now on the future

Sun, Oct 26, 2014

Squamish, BC…..The KPU Eagles men’s soccer team fell 2-0 to the host Quest University Canada Kermodes today in the bronze medal match in the 2014 PACWEST Provincial championships in Squamish, BC. The Eagles 2014 post-season record ends at 0-2.

A first-half foul in the box by KPU led to a Quest penalty kick. Second-year Kermodes midfielder Zachary Roberts-Winter, Regina, SK would beat first-year Eagles goalkeeper David Hicks, Surrey, BC to put KPU down by one. Again, KPU was able to create offensive opportunities but none were unable to make the back of the net. The second Quest goal came late in the second-half by first-year Kermodes forward Max Tageson, Vancouver, BC. First-year Eagles forward Justin Turner-Pearce, Richmond, BC was named 'Player of the Match'. Today also marked the last games played in Eagles uniforms by fifth-year seniors Jacob Starheim, Delta, BC and Lucas Rimmer, Surrey, BC and fourth-year senior Marcos Teodoro da Silva, Caico, RN, Brazil.

While Eagles head coach Srdjan Djekanovic and the coaching staff hoped for a different result this weekend, overall everyone is pleased with the season and look forward to the next steps the program will take. Coach Djekanovic reflected on the past three months with the team and notes how significant the change has been. “Big progress was made from last season. We built on what we started last season in terms of building the culture we want around the team and putting focus on creating a cohesive and hard-working unit,” he said, “We are re-writing the script on what KPU-style soccer should be. We were nationally-ranked in the CCAA’s Top 15 for the entire regular season. This is tremendously significant and will help set the expectation for us next year. I am proud of how well we have set up our guys, we know where we need to improve in the off-season, and we look forward to bringing in new additions to our KPU family.”

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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 Collegiate 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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