LIVE BLOG: Cascades’ MacMillan, Park, Bertram representing Canada at Summer Universiade

Sharon Park, Connor MacMillan and Chris Bertram (from left) will represent Canada at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Chinese Taipei.

Editor’s note: The UFV athletic department is thrilled to have three of its own – Connor MacMillan (men’s soccer), Sharon Park (women’s golf) and Chris Bertram (men’s golf head coach) – in Chinese Taipei this month. They’re participating in the 2017 FISU Summer Universiade, the largest multisport games outside of the Olympics. We will be following their exploits on this page, with the most recent updates at the top.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

8 a.m.: Connor MacMillan and the Canadian men’s soccer team wrapped up their run at the Summer Universiade in 10th place, after a wild 4-3 loss to Brazil in the ninth/10th placing game on Tuesday.

The Canadians held leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but Brazil rallied to take a 3-2 lead at halftime. MacMillan came up huge in the 63rd minute, scoring his second goal of the tournament to level the score 3-3. But the Brazilians claimed the win when Tiago Rodrigues Dos Reis scored in the 86th.

Sunday, Aug. 27

9 a.m.: Cascades men’s soccer alum Connor MacMillan and Team Canada earned another consolation-side victory overnight, rallying for a 2-1 victory over South Africa. Canada fell behind 1-0 after Tapelo Sixishe’s strike in first-half added time, but Sandro Rajkovic scored in the 68th and 86th minutes to spark the comeback. MacMillan started once again for Team Canada and played 54 minutes.

The victory sets up a date with Brazil on Tuesday (1 a.m. Pacific time) to decide ninth and 10th place at the Summer Universiade.

BOX SCORE

On the golf course, rain wiped out Sunday’s scheduled fourth and final round, costing Team Canada – featuring UFV’s Sharon Park (women’s team member) and Chris Bertram (men’s team head coach) – one last chance to move up the leaderboard.

Park wrapped up the tournament tied for 38th place at +21 over par for the tourney, and the Canadian women’s team was 13th overall. The men’s team helmed by Bertram tied for ninth (431 cumulative strokes) in a tightly contested event.

WOMEN’S GOLF INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS – FINAL

WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM STANDINGS – FINAL

MEN’S GOLF TEAM STANDINGS – FINAL

Saturday, Aug. 26

7 p.m.: Sharon Park came through with her best round of the Universiade tournament, firing a three-over 75 in the third round to climb six spots on the individual leaderboard. Park now sits tied for 38th at +21, after beginning the day in 44th. She posted the best round of the day for Team Canada, which sits 13th out of 18 nations in the team competition with 467 cumulative strokes. The United States leads the way at 421.

WOMEN’S GOLF ROUND 3 INDIVIDUAL SCORES

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Chris Bertram, head coach of the Canadian men’s golf entry, saw his charges post their best score of the tourney thus far – 141, on the strength of a 70 from Truman Tai and a 71 from Austin Ryan. They’re currently tied for ninth place (431 total strokes) in the tightly bunched field; they’re just eight strokes back of fourth-place Thailand.

MEN’S GOLF TEAM STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 3

The fourth and final round goes Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 25

8 a.m.: Connor MacMillan helped the Canadian men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory over the United States in consolation-side action at the Summer Universiade on Friday. Team Canada got goals from Marc Oliver Kouo Dibongue of Laval University in the fourth and 44th minutes, and cruised from there.

UFV’s MacMillan maintained his place in the starting lineup for Canada for the fourth straight game, and was substituted at halftime.

The result means that Canada can finish no lower than 12th, and they move on to face South Africa on Sunday (1 a.m. Pacific time).

BOX SCORE: CANADA 2, U.S.A. 0

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Over at the golf venue, Sunrise Golf Club, UFV’s Sharon Park sits in 44th place in the women’s individual standings after Round 2. She posted a nine-over 81, matching her Round 1 total. The Canadian women’s team ranks 13th out of 18 with a two-round total of 314; the United States leads the way at 281, five strokes up on host Chinese Taipei.

Chris Bertram’s Canadian men’s team is faring better – they’re tied for eighth place (out of 21) after the second round. They’re 25 strokes back of the front-running Japanese, but just five back of fourth-place Switzerland, so they have an opportunity to make a significant move up the standings.

WOMEN’S GOLF LIVE SCORING, ROUND 3

MEN’S GOLF LIVE SCORING, ROUND 3

Thursday, Aug. 24

9 a.m.: Cascades golfer Sharon Park opened the Universiade tournament with a nine-over 81 at Sunrise Golf Club, which leaves her tied for 38th in the field of 58 golfers. She and teammate Mu Li tied for the best Canadian score, and the women’s team is tied for 15th, 25 strokes back of the front-running American squad. Round 2 goes today!

WOMEN’S GOLF LIVE SCORING, ROUND 2

The Canadian men’s team coacheD by UFV’s Chris Bertram finds itself in the mix after Day 1, tied for ninth in the team competition in a field of 21 nations. Eric Flockhart and Truman Tai both posted rounds of 72.

MEN’S GOLF LIVE SCORING, ROUND 2

Wednesday, Aug. 23

4 p.m.: Sharon Park (Team Canada women’s golf) and Chris Bertram (Team Canada men’s golf head coach) are on the course at Sunrise Golf Club for the first of four rounds at the Summer Universiade! Follow the live scoring here:

WOMEN’S GOLF LIVE SCORING

MEN’S GOLF LIVE SCORING

1 p.m.: Connor MacMillan came up huge for Team Canada in their final pool-play game at the Summer Universiade, scoring the game-winning goal in the 61st minute to lift his team to a 2-1 victory over Malaysia! Canada’s Simon Kougnima and Malaysia’s Muhammad Tumin had exchanged first-half goals before MacMillan put Canada ahead to stay.

BOX SCORE

With a 1-2 record in pool play, Canada will not advance to the quarter-finals. Their next game is a classification match vs. the United States on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 1 a.m. Pacific time. Classification matches will decide ninth through 16th place in the Universiade tourney.

Monday, Aug. 21

9 a.m.: Connor MacMillan and the Canadian men’s soccer team have dropped their second game at the Summer Universaide, falling 5-0 to Japan. Shintaro Nago staked the Japanese to a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute, and they poured it on after halftime with four more goals. MacMillan, the Cascades midfielder from Chilliwack, B.C., once again started for Team Canada and played all 90 minutes.

The Canadian men’s soccer squad wraps up pool play on Wednesday vs. Malaysia.

Saturday, Aug. 19

9 a.m.: Our Cascades representatives have marched into Taipei Stadium for the opening ceremonies!

Opening ceremony for the Fisu games #fisu #canada #universiade2017

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Friday, Aug. 18

11 p.m.: Connor MacMillan and the Canadian men’s soccer team have dropped their opener at the Summer Universiade, falling 2-0 to Uruguay.  Team Canada was down to 10 men for nearly the entire second half, after Marcus Lees picked up his second yellow card in the 49th minute, and Uruguay got a pair of goals from Juan Oyenard Dupuy – both from the penalty spot – in the 80th and 90th minutes. MacMillan started and played all 90 minutes for Team Canada, registering one shot.

BOX SCORE

7 p.m.: The opening ceremonies are on Saturday, but the competition has already begun! UFV’s Connor MacMillan is in action with the Canadian men’s soccer team, taking on Uruguay in their Pool B opener. MacMillan isn’t just representing the Cascades, he’s representing all of Canada West – he’s the only player from the conference on the squad.

Schedule

The following is an outline of events featuring the UFV contingent throughout the Universiade (all times Pacific):

Aug. 18 – MSOC vs. Uruguay, Pool B, 8 p.m. PT

Aug. 19 – Opening Ceremony, 4 a.m. PT.  LIVE STREAM

Aug. 21 – MSOC vs. Japan, 1 a.m. PT  LIVE STREAM

Aug. 23 – MSOC vs. Malaysia, 1 a.m. PT  (final pool-play game; quarter-final schedule TBD)

Aug. 23-26 – Men’s and women’s golf tournament, rounds 1-4, tee times beginning at 3:30 p.m. Pacific each day

Aug. 30 – Closing Ceremony, 4 a.m. PT   LIVE STREAM

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