CIS men's soccer Sunday roundup: Bears eke out a tie against No. 2 UBC
Photo credit Bob Frid, UBC
|No. 9 Laval||2||UQTR||2||Final|
|No. 3 StFX||1||UPEI||1||Final|
The UPEI Panthers continue to have a great season with a tie on
Sunday against CIS 3rd ranked SFX 1-1.
The Panthers play at home against next weekend when they host UNB on Saturday at 3:15 pm and Sunday CBU at 4:15 pm.
Source: UPEI Sports Info
|No. 6 Cape Breton||2||Saint Mary's||2||Final|
OTTAWA - The Carleton University Ravens men’s soccer team
shut out the Laurentian University Voyageurs 2-0 at Ravens’
Field Sunday afternoon, picking up their third straight win in the
Source: Carleton Sports Info
|No. 5 Western||0||Guelph||1||Final|
GUELPH, Ont. - The Gryphon men’s soccer team beat the Mustangs 1-0 this afternoon (Sept. 25) at the new Gryphon’s soccer complex, upsetting the Mustangs for the first time this season.
The Gryphons move to 4-3-1 while the Mustangs retreat to
The game would go scoreless until the sixty-five minute mark
when Tim Flynn (Scarborough, ON) drove a low ball past the Mustangs
Source: Guelph Sports Info'
KINGSTON, Ont. - The Queen's Gaels (3-2-1) could not overcome a
second half goal from the visiting Varsity Blues (4-1-1) as they
suffered their second loss of the season Sunday afternoon in
Source: Queen's Sports Info
|No. 1 York||1||Windsor||1||Final|
WINDSOR, Ont. - The Lancers remained undefeated for their sixth straight game as they tied both the Guelph Gryphons and York Lions 1-1 on Lancer Soccer alumni weekend.
With the ties, the Lancers are now 2-2-4 on the season, and sit fifth overall in the OUA West division.
The game against Guelph was tight right from the start, and the Lancers had a number of early chances to take the lead. At the 16th minute mark for the first half, Tony Falkestein's cross was headed by Michael Pio just over the crossbar. A second attempt off of a header by Paul Mai occurred at the 25th minute mark.
Guelph also had multiple chances in both the first and second half, Lancers goalie Sam Atkin came up with multiple saves tallying eight throughout the course of the game.
Guelph striker Robert Murphy had a couple of nice opportunities to get his team on the board and did just that at the 36th minute mark when he scored on an open Windsor net after Atkin had aggressively came out to make the initial save.
Windsor countered back just before half when Paul Frenken's direct free-kick was blasted into the corner of the net, tying the game 1-1.
Windsor's two best chances to take the lead came at the 64th and 67th minute of play as Massimo Megna had a shot that sailed just over the goal, which was followed by a breakaway off a through ball, in which the shot was also just over the goal.
Against York, the Lancers capitalized early on in the game when Paul Frenken's free-kick attempt to Mike Pio was successful. Pio headed the ball past Lions keeper Sotiri Varlokostas just three minutes into the game.
In the 16th minute mark the same play was executed, however Pio's header hit the inside of the cross-bar and was waved off as no goal.
Joe Camaj had a couple of opportunities to put the Lancers up by two but Varlokostas was able to hold him off.
Lancer keeper Sam Atkin had an outstanding game, as he was forced to come up with one big save after another, tallying 15 throughout the course of the game.
York's offense applied a great deal of pressure in the second half however the Lancer defence led by keeper Atkin and sweeper Chris Hakim were able to keep the Lancers in the game.
Windsor's best attempt to score a second goal came off Chris Lanni's feed to Frenken, but yet again, Varlokostas made another great save to keep the Lancers from advancing on the scoreboard.
With the game just about in the books, the Lions managed to tie
the game in the 89th minute off a free kick from midfielder Adrian
Pena's into the bottom corner of the net
Source: Windsor Sports Info
|No. 2 UBC||3||Alberta||3||Final|
EDMONTON - Despite a 3-1 lead at halftime, the University of Alberta Golden held on for a 3-3 tie against the No.2 UBC Thunderbirds, Sunday afternoon at Foote Field in Edmonton.
Senior striker Brett Colvin notched two points (a goal and an assist) while junior defender Osmo Bimba and Milan Timotijevic, also a senior striker, scored singles.
Tyson Keam, a senior defender, tallied early for UBC, but sophomore midfielder Sean Haley and junior forward Steve Johnson provided the offence during the comeback early in the second half.
Colvin, who tied Alberta’s all-time conference scoring record of 23 goals with the game’s opening tally, fired a shot from 30 yards out that eluded the reach of rookie netminder Luke O’Shea in the seventh minute.
Keam responded two minutes later with the T-birds’ only shot of the half, a penalty kick to the bottom right corner.
The Bears regained the lead in the 23rd minute, however, when Bimba, in the middle of the 18-yard box, found the ball in the midst of a scramble and powered it home for his first of the season.
Timotijevic doubled the lead when he shot a one-timer from the hip off a Colvin pass in the 32nd minute and third-year midfielder Kellen Stenger almost made it 4-1 a couple of minutes later when he put a shot off the crossbar.
Alberta finished the first half with nine shots on goal but O’Shea’s four saves and the Stenger shot off the bar gave UBC a chance to come back in the second half, which they did almost immediately.
In the 48th minute, Stenger received a pass from his netminder, Jay Vetsch, but his return pass got intercepted by the T-birds’ Haley, who went in alone and deked out the Alberta goalie to cut the lead to one.
Only five minutes later, sophomore midfielder Navid Mashinchi crossed the ball over the Golden Bears’ 18-yard box, teammate Paul Clerc at the side of the Alberta net kept the ball in play with a deft header before Johnson finished the play with his own header of the ball into the back of the net.
The rest of the game found the ball constantly in the Bears’ end of the pitch, with Devin Gunenc hitting the crossbar in the 66th minute and Brandon Bonifacio hitting the near post a minute to injury time.
UBC’s best chance to get ahead came in the 80th minute, however, when a Bonifacio shot saved by Vetsch sprung out to Haley, but the resulting goal was disallowed as he was ruled offside.
O’Shea, a Richmond, BC native, finished with seven saves in the game while his Alberta counterpart, Vetsch, finished with two.
The 2-2-2 Golden Bears host the Saskatchewan Huskies next weekend and 2-0-3 UBC hosts the Lethbridge Pronghorns and Calgary Dinos.
Source: Alberta Sports Info
|Trinity Western||1||No. 7 Saskatchewan||0||Final|
SASKATOON - Trinity Western University Spartan Garrett Peters scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Field 7 in PotashCorp Park on a hot day in Saskatoon.
Peters took a direct pass from Brayden Volkenant that fooled the Huskie defenders and sailed it past keeper Mark Diakiw in the 36th minute.
Although only one ball found the back of the net, the match was up-tempo and each team had chances to score.
Canada West leading scorer Jerson Barandica-Hamilton had the best chances for the Huskies. His direct free kick ball was headed high over the bar and a few minutes later a his corner kick into Brandon Holmes was kicked up and over the net.
Diakiw came up with an important save to keep the game at 1-0 when Brayden Gant took a diving shot at the net. Spartan Cody Strelau had a strong chance late in the second half that Diakiw got his fingertips.
Diakiw faced 12 shots on the day and Fink of the Spartans faced 18 shots from the Huskies.
Huskies Ryan Contenti and Josh Northey received yellow cards, as well as Spartan Spencer Schmidt.
Next week the Huskies travel to Edmonton for two games against the University of Alberta Golden Bears. TWU is at home next weekend for matches against the Calgary Dinos and the Lethbridge Pronghorns.
Source: Saskatchewan Sports Info
|Victoria||3||No. 10 Calgary||0||Final|
CALGARY – The Victoria Vikes put on an offensive show Sunday afternoon, using a strong southerly wind to their advantage to hand the 10th-ranked University of Calgary Dinos a 3-0 defeat – their first home loss since Oct. 31, 2009.
The first of the Vikes’ three goals in the contest came in the 15th minute when Kyle Kostis sent a cross to a streaking Miguel Romeo, who tapped it past Dinos keeper Colin Hasick. Possesion was fairly even between the two squads in the first half and the Dinos managed to have a number of close scoring opportunities themselves, with shots by Jason Genee and Ben Cole that both just sailed above the crossbar.
The second half of the contest was all Vikes with four shots on goal in the half, compared to just one by Calgary. The Vikes had a great attempt in the beginning of the second half when Cam Hundal headed a shot just wide of the goal. Shortly thereafter the Dinos also had a great scoring opportunity with a Jeremy Jenkyns boot from well outside the penalty area that caught the Vikes off-guard, got held up in the wind, and bounced off the crossbar.
Victoria added some insurance in the 57th minute when Jordie Oberg scored on a rocket to the top right corner of the net. Calgary had a chance to draw within one midway through the frame when Lane Forsyth sent a header sailing over the net, and the Vikes put it away moments later. Craig Taylor picked off the ball from a Dinos defender with a nice tackle, then dribbled around a couple more Dinos before chipping a low shot off the right post behind Hasick in the 79th minute.
Elliot Mitrou turned aside all four shots sent his way to record the shutout for Victoria, while Hasick suffered his first loss of the season despite a six-save performance in the Calgary goal.
The loss drops Calgary to 4-2 on the season, but they remain alone in first place with 12 points thanks to the out-of-town scoreboard. Victoria improves to 3-2-1 with the victory.
Both teams head back to the coast for their next action in a week’s time. The Vikes embark on a home-and-home series with the Fraser Valley Cascades, while Calgary will visit Trinity Western and UBC in a pair of key matches in the B.C. Lower Mainland.
Source: Calgary Sports Info
|No. 8 Montreal||1||No. 4 McGill||3||Final|
MONTREAL - Sebastien Munro, a sophomore striker from Vancouver,
B.C., came off the bench to score the game-winner in the 50th
minute as fourth-ranked McGill tripled the No.8-Montreal Carabins
3-1 in men's university soccer, Sunday.
Source: McGill Sports Info