CONSOLATION FINAL: 2009 CIS mens soccer championship: Victoria rallies to take fifth place
By Trinity Western University sports information office
Nov. 14, 2009
LANGLEY, B.C. (CIS) – The University of Victoria only led for seven minutes, but it was enough for the Vikes to claim the consolation final 3-2 over the Cape Breton University at the CIS men’s soccer championship tournament in Langley, B.C., on Saturday afternoon
After trailing twice in the contest the Vikes scored in the 75th and 83rd minute to claim victory in their final match of the 2009 CIS season.
Capers forward Keishen Bean of Sandys, Bermuda opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when he converted a cross from midfielder Silvano Rajkovic of Hamilton to give Cape Breton the 1-0 lead.
The lead would stand up to the midway point of the second half, in what was a defensive match.
The Vikes tied the match when Andrew Ravenhill of Victoria sent William Gye in on a breakaway up left middle of the park. The fourth year student from Roberts Creek, B.C. went in alone and finished in the lower left corner to tie the match at 1-1 in the 64th minute.
Victoria’s goal opened the flood gates of goal scoring.
Cape Breton second year forward Shane Hollis of Baileys Bay, Bermuda got the lead back for the Capers in the 72nd minute. Midfielder Julien Hiotis of Ottawa set the play up with a fine individual effort that saw his shot from the left side bounce off of the Vikes left post and into the centre of the box. Hollis jumped on the rebound to give the Capers back their one goal lead.
Three minutes later, Victoria once again tied the contest. This time it was Sam Wingham who got into the scoring. The Kelowna, B.C. native took a pass from Joshue Leins, also from Kelowna, in the middle of the box and tied the match at 2-2 in the 75th minute.
Victoria got the game winner when Kyle Kostis of Calgary picked up a ball in the middle of the penalty area where he fired only to be stopped by Siciliano. Vikes defender Joshua Leins came in strong from the left side and fired the ball into the lower left corner of the net to give Victoria their first lead of the match in the 83rd minute.
Today’s match concludes the tournament for both sides with Victoria claiming fifth spot, while Cape Breton finishes six.
The championship will conclude tomorrow afternoon with the medal rounds. The Laval Rouge et Or will take on the McGill Redmen in the gold medal match at 3:30 p.m. PST at Trinity Western University, while the bronze medal match between host TWU and Toronto will be played at 1 p.m.
Both the national final and the bronze-medal game between Trinity Western and Toronto (Sunday, 1 p.m. PT) will be webcast live by SSN Canada (www.ssncanada.ca or www.cis-sic.ca ).
1. CBU, Jason Davis (1) (Sivano Rajkovic), 23rd
2. UVIC, William Gye (1) (Andrew Ravenhill), 64th
3. CBU, Shayne Hollis (1) (Julien Hiotis), 72nd
4. UVIC, Sam Wingham (1) (Joshua Leins), 75th
5. UVIC, Joshua Leins (1) (Kyle Kostis) 83rd
UVIC: Daniel Kilpatrick (W, 2 GA, 1 saves, 90:00 mins)
CBU: Claudio Siciliano (W, 3 GA, 4 saves, 90:00 mins)
Shots: UVIC 15, CBU 8
Shots on goal: UVIC 7, CBU 3
Corners: UVIC 3, CBU 0
Offsides: UVIC 6,CBU 0
Fouls: UVIC 8, CBU 11,
Yellow Cards: CBU (0), UVIC (2) (William Gye 30th, Kyle Kostis 4th)
Red Cards: none
Players of the game:
UVIC: James Rhodes
CBU: Silvano Rajkovic
CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE & RESULTS (all times PACIFIC TIME)
Thursday, Nov. 12
Quarter-final 1: Laval 3, UPEI 1
Quarter-final 2: Toronto 2, Victoria 1
Quarter-final 3: McGill 1, McMaster 0 (10-9 PK)
Quarter-final 4: Trinity Western 2, Cape Breton 0
Friday, Nov. 13
Consolation 1: Victoria 6, UPEI 2
Consolation 2: Cape Breton 4, McMaster 1
Semifinal 1: Laval 3, Toronto 0
Semifinal 2: McGill 2, Trinity Western 1 (5-4 PK)
Saturday, Nov. 14
Consolation final (5th-place match): Victoria 3 vs. Cape Breton 2
Sunday, Nov. 15
13:00 Bronze medal: Toronto vs. Trinity Western (SSN Canada webcast)
15:30 Championship final: Laval vs. McGill (SSN Canada webcast)
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