CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director / Photo Paul Yates, Vancouver Sports Pictures
In the openers of their respective home-and-home series this week against the Quest University Kermodes, the Capilano University Blues men’s and women’s soccer teams both took care of business on the road and secured two-goal victories in Squamish on Thursday evening.
In the women’s game, two goals early under a minute apart from Adrianna Babinki were all the offence that the Blues needed for a 2-0 win over the Kermodes. It was the rookie’s fifth and sixth goals of the season, moving her into first place on the PACWEST scoring leaderboard.
The Capilano defense did the rest to close out the win, with Brittney Roussy making 10 saves in net to keep Quest off the board and record her league-leading second shutout of the season.
With the win, the Blues improve to 2-4-1 (W-D-L) and move back into second place in the PACWEST with 10 points. In the latest CCAA National Rankings, Capilano is ranked 9th in the country.
In the men’s game, the Blues also got out to an early 2-0 lead en route to a 3-1 win over Quest. Kaveer Brar scored his first career PACWEST goal in the 7th minute to get his team on the board first, and then Nicolas Morello followed with what proved to be the game-winning tally in the 16th.
Quest pressed late and pulled to within one in the 88th minute on Nick Glavas’s third goal of the season, but Morello added his second of the game in extra time to close out the 3-1 victory. The goal was Morello’s fourth of the season, putting him in third place on the conference leaderboard.
The win keeps CapU in second place in the PACWEST with a 5-0-2 record and 15 points. In the latest CCAA National Rankings, the Blues checked-in at #7.
Capilano will be back at home to again take on Quest on Saturday, October 7 at Lillooet Park on the CapU campus. Kick-off for the women’s game goes at 1:00pm, and the men’s contest is at 3:30pm.