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Blues Soccer Weekend Recap - Week 5

Blues Soccer Weekend Recap - Week 5

Blues Soccer Weekend Recap – Week 5

Chris Raeside, CapU Athletic Events and Sport Development Officer

 

The Capilano University Blues women’s soccer team (3-2-3) entered the weekend in 4th place, and despite only playing one match, managed to move into 3rd place. However, 1st place through 4th place are only separated by four points and the Blues have played one fewer game than the 1st place Douglas College Royals and the 2nd place Langara Falcons. Anything can happen in the coming weeks.

On Thursday evening, the Blues defeated the Quest Kermodes 2-1 in Squamish. Shaelie Bramley picked up her second goal of the season to put the Blues on the scoreboard. Taylor Einhorn picked up the go-ahead goal for her 4th of the season putting her tied for 4th place in PACWEST scoring, only one goal behind the leader. Taylor’s dominant play in the right midfield led to many scoring opportunities as well. Head coach Dennis Kindel was also pleased with the defensive effort his team displayed. “We looked more organized than ever at the back. We currently lead the league in goals against with eight in eight games. Our defensive responsibility will be a key factor in the final portion of the season.”

The men’s team (7-0-1) looked to continue their dominance as they entered the weekend ranked 2nd nationally. They defeated the Quest Kermodes 1-0 in a wet and windy match. Kristian Yli-Hietanen scored the game winning goal in the first half to keep his goal scoring streak alive. Capilano head coach Paul Dailly gives Quest credit for battling hard while recognizing there is always room for improvement from his team. “We could have added one or two more to make things a little easier on us. But give Quest credit, they sort of sat in a little bit and showed us a different look than they showed us the first week.”

The men’s team also owns the league’s lowest goals against having only let three balls get behind goal keeper Hudson Nelles, who has a minuscule 0.39 goals against average. To put this in perspective the nearest team has nine goals against and the nearest goal keeper has a 1.63 goals against average.

The Blues were scheduled to face the Quest Kermodes last Saturday but the match was canceled due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled. The next match for the Blues is this Saturday against the Langara Falcons at Musqueam Park; the women take the pitch at noon while the men kick off at 2:30 PM.