CapU soccer battles in Squamish

CapU soccer battles in Squamish

The Capilano Blues and Quest Kermodes battled for the third and final time this season in Squamish on Tuesday evening, with CapU coming away with three of a possible four points on the night.

Women's Soccer

Capilano – 4
Quest – 0

The Capilano women’s soccer team showed their scoring depth and continued their defensive dominance on Tuesday evening in Squamish, as the Blues powered their way to a 4-0 over the Quest University Kermodes.

After Blues captain Dominika Paige opened the scoring in the 36th minute with her second goal of the season, Natalie Leclerc quickly added another three minutes to give CapU a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

Second-year Sophia Goto proceeded to put the game out of reach in the second half, scoring her first two goals of the season to make a 4-0 final. Brittney Roussy and Nikki Gerbrandt again split the goaltending duties, combining to earn the shutout. The clean sheet was Capilano’s fourth in a row, and they now haven’t allowed a goal over their last 371 minutes.

CapU has now had eight different players find the back of the net this season, and six who have scored at least two.

Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Capilano sits one point back of top spot with a 5-4-1 (W-T-L) record. They take on first-place Douglas College on Saturday afternoon in Coquitlam, with the winner clinching top spot in the conference; the two teams are 1-1 in their head-to-head matchups so far this season. The Blues then close out their home season on Sunday against Vancouver Island University at 12:00pm at Lillooet Park on the CapU campus.

Men's Soccer

Capilano – 0
Quest – 0

In a battle of two strong defensive teams, the Capilano University Blues men’s soccer team battled the Quest University Kermodes to a scoreless 0-0 draw on Tuesday evening in Squamish.

CapU keeper Hudson Nelles made six saves in the contest to earn his fifth shutout of the season and lower his goals against average to 0.67 on the season. The Blues have now allowed just seven goals over their 10 games played this season.

Quest’s Sam Macdonald made eight saves to keep the Blues off the board and secure his fourth clean sheet of the year.

With two games left in the season, Capilano sits at 7-1-2 and remains in second place in the PACWEST with 22 points. Their last games before provincials are against Douglas at 3:30pm on Saturday in Coquitlam, and at 2:30pm on Sunday at home against Vancouver Island.

Blue Notes:

  • Both the CapU men’s and women’s teams are ranked #7 in the latest CCAA rankings. The women’s side has continued to climb steadily up the board after starting at #15 in the first week of rankings.