CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director
Two early goals and some great goaltending proved to be the difference on Saturday afternoon in North Vancouver, as the Capilano University Blues men’s soccer team followed up Thursday’s 3-1 win over the Quest University Kermodes with a 2-0 shutout victory to sweep the Week 5 home-and-home series.
CapU wasted no time getting on the board, as Keith Jackson added to his league-leading goal total with his eighth of the season in the 4th minute. Kaveer Brar started the play with a strong attack down the right wing, and then found Jackson on the doorstep where he tapped it home for the game’s first goal.
The Blues pushed the lead to two when rookie Adrian Sahagun scored his second goal of the season in the 13th minute. The striker found space down the right wing and got past the defender before he slid the ball into the back of the net with his left boot.
Quest refused to go away in the second half, and at several instances were inches away from getting on the board. Fourth-year goalie Hudson Nelles rose to the occasion and made two impressive stops midway through the second half – the first when he leaped and swatted away a header off a cross, and the second when he kicked out his leg to stop a low drive from in close – and the Kermodes also had a shot go off the crossbar. Despite the pressure down to the final whistle, Nelles made seven total saves and the CapU back line held firm to close out the 2-0 victory.
The win gives Capilano a six-point week, improving their record to 6-0-2 and moves them to one point back of Vancouver Island University for first place in the PACWEST.
With two weeks left in the regular season, CapU is back underway next Sunday, October 15 when they travel to take on Langara College in Vancouver. Kick-off goes at 2:30pm at Musqueam Turf.