November 10th, 2010

The VIU Men's Soccer team won the 2010 CCAA National Championships today in Edmonton. In dramatic fashion VIU tied the game 1-1 (goal by Brad Crewe) with 2minutes remaining in regulation extra time, nothing was decided in the OT and the game went to a shootout with VIU having two chance to end it ...NAIT Ooks evened it up but the "ladysmith connection" Robbie Cochrane (named MVP) came up with the big save and Chris Arnett scored to put it away !!!
Watch it all !! Game video is archived at

Matt Mehrasa, Jared Stephens and  Stephen Ewashko  were named National Tournament All-Stars !!
Read more in the NDN

Game 1# Matt Mehrassa was awarded the player of the game, Jared Stephens and Romaie Martin scored for VIU in a 2-0 win against Concordia Collage.

Game 2# Stephen Ewashko was awarded the player of the game, Jared Stephens scored both goals for VIU in a 2-1 win against Dawson Collage.

Game 3# Brad Crewe is awarded player of the game. Brad Crewe scores for VIU late in the game to tie the game up and force overtime. Brant Losch, Stephen Ewashko, Brad Crewe and finally Chris Arnett score the winner in penalty shots for VIU. Robbie Cochrane comes up with some great saves to give the Mariners the win. 2-1 final against host Nait College.

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Jared Stephens, Ben Leggett and Chris Merriman had an outstanding tournament. They lead the team from game 1 to the end of the final. Jared with two winning goals, defenders Ben and Chris shutting down their opponent’s top strikers and midfielders game in and out.

Read more in the NNB - Pre Tournament