UFV Cascades defeat Victoria, 4-3, fall in Championship match to UBC, 4-2, at Keg Classic, in Victoria
The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s soccer team defeated the University of Victoria Vikes, 4-3, on Saturday and fell to UBC Thunderbirds, on Sunday,4-2, to finish second at the 2011 Keg Classic, in Victoria, BC.
The Cascades played an excellent match against the Vikes in the first half, exploding to a four goal halftime lead before the Vikes came back in the second half to score three unanswered goals. The Cascades defense played well in the final minutes to secure the win and a place in the Keg Classic Championship match. Sasa Plavsic, Coquitlam, BC led the way with goals in the 22nd and 32nd minute. Craig Robinson, Chilliwack, BC scored in the 27th minute and Ryan, Liddiard, Kamloops, BC scored the eventual winning goal at the 40th minute of play.
“We had a good first half and were up 4-0 at the break. Defended very well late in the match to preserve the victory,” said Head Coach Alan Errington.
In the Keg Championship match the Cascades drew first blood scoring 20 minutes in on a Craig Robinson goal, his second of the classic. The Thunderbirds would tie the match at one all, at the intermission. In the second half, Sasa Plavsic would score his team leading third goal of the tournament, on a penalty kick, as he was pulled down in the penalty box. The Thunderbirds would rebound from the one goal deficit to score three goals and capture the Keg Classic.
“I am very proud of the team we had a good tournament finishing second,” said Errington.