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CapU bounces back with 4-1 victory

Jeremy Monn-Djasngar scored two goals for CapU in their 4-1 win over Holland. Photo courtesy the CCAA
Jeremy Monn-Djasngar scored two goals for CapU in their 4-1 win over Holland. Photo courtesy the CCAA

CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director

The Capilano University Blues kept their medal hopes alive at the CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship, defeating the host Holland College Hurricanes 4-1 in the bronze quarterfinal match on Thursday afternoon in Cornwall, PEI. CapU now advances to Friday’s bronze semifinal, and a win there would send them to the bronze medal match on Saturday.

After a tough 2-0 defeat in yesterday’s tournament opener to Sheridan, the Blues took control of Thursday’s match from the get-go. After a number of shots buzzed just wide of the net, CapU got on the board in the 25th minute when Keith Jackson set up Jeremy Monn-Djasangar, who finished off the play from in close.

Second-year forward Adrian Sahagun, who had a number of chances throughout the frame, doubled Capilano’s lead shortly before halftime. After drawing a foul down the right wing, his free kick from the edge of the 18-yard box cut through the wind and curled into the top right corner for his 10th goal of the season. Hudson Nelles, who wasn’t tested often in the frame, made a diving stop shortly before the break to keep the Blues up by two.

Two minutes out of the break, Monn-Djasngar scored his second of the game when his sharp-angled shot squeezed past the Hurricanes' keeper. Jackson then broke through with a goal of his own eight minutes later, as he finished off a great individual effort with a low shot that curled off the inside of the post and in.

The Hurricanes avoided the shutout in stoppage time of the second half when Andrew Lourenzo scored on a great shot from distance, making it a 4-1 final.

Nelles was named the Player of the Game for CapU.

Capilano now advances to the bronze semifinal game and faces the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Kick-off for that contest is at 10:00am PST on Friday; the game can be streamed online through the CCAA website.