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Week 2 Soccer Recap

Week 2 Soccer Recap

Saturday

Men - Langara 2 VIU 1

The Mariners started the game on the front foot with Hector Valdez giving VIU the 1-0 lead after 23 minutes. 
Langara equalized three minutes later and the game remained tied until Langara were awarded a penalty kick in the 83rd minute when VIU keeper Kevin Picard received a red card for a foul on a Langara attacker in the box. 
The Falcons converted the penalty kick for the game winner. 

"I thought we battled hard today and were unfortunate to not earn any points".   Comments Head Coach Larry Stefanek
"We started the game well and once again scored in the first half.  On the day we created more chances and won the territorial battle in the second half but could not convert on a couple of chances. 
We showed great spirit after going down to 10 players as we searched for the second goal." Said Larry  

Sunday

Men - VIU 5 Douglas 1

The Mariners were up 3-0 after 35 minutes with two goals by Billy Bagiopoulos and one by Shun Takano
Douglas pulled a goal back just before halftime, before Bagiopoulos completed his hat trick in the second half and Taylor Arbour rounded out the VIU scoring.  

"This was a massive win today which will really help our confidence moving forward." Coach Stefanek comments  
"I was very impressed with all of players today, their attitudes and work ethic were both fantastic. 
It was and excellent performance facing some adversity as our starting goalkeeper Kevin Picard was not available, our other goalkeeper Hans Haagerup was injured in yesterday's game and not able to play. 
Our third goalkeeper Michael Heppelle came in and was very strong in the net for the Mariners.  A great road win for the Mariners." Said Stefanek

 

Saturday

Women - Langara 0 viu 1

"In the first half we failed to break them down and forced possession too much.
Second half we played excellent creating many chances and finally broke a resolute defence through a well finished corner
Very happy at we stuck to our philosophy and showed patience when we needed it." Comments Kevin Lindo, Head Coach 
Saki Meshida scored in the 85th minute to give the Mariners the win.

Sunday

Women - Douglas 1 viu 1

"Arguably our best performance so far this season." Says Lindo 
"Unfortunate to go behind early on, but the way we responded showed tremendous character .
We dominated the game against a good young side who will be most likely challenging at the top all season.
Probably should have won the game with some positive play through the thirds but we're happy how the group stuck to the process and continued the unbeaten run !" Comments Kevin Lindo, Head Coach