CJ Pentland, CapU Sports Information Director
The Capilano University Blues men’s soccer team took care of business on their home field on Saturday, defeating the Vancouver Island University Mariners 3-0 to improve to 4-1-1 at the halfway point of the PACWEST regular season.
Second-year forward Adrian Sahagun scored two goals for the Blues, giving him five across the two games against VIU this season. His first tally came in the eighth minute, as he stole a clearing attempt then fired home a strike from the right wing to open the scoring. The second goal was on a free kick in the 70th that curled into the top left corner from 20 yards out, and was his sixth of the season.
Jeremy Monn-Djasngar scored the second CapU goal in the 61st minute, giving the Blues some much needed breathing room. Keith Jackson started a counter attack at mid-field and fed Bryce Millway down the right wing, who centred the ball and found Monn-Djasngar for his fourth goal of the year.
VIU had a number of chances throughout the first half to bring the game even, with the best coming in the 20th minute when Andres Romo cleared a shot off the goal line. Overall, the back line held firm and fifth-year keeper Hudson Nelles made five saves in the game to record his third shutout of the season. Evan Carr made six saves for the Mariners, including one off a penalty shot.
Capilano remains in second place in the PACWEST with 13 points through six games – one behind Douglas with one game in hand. The Blues are back in action Sunday afternoon for their final home game of the season when they face Langara College at Lillooet Park in North Vancouver. Kick-off is at 2:30pm.