The Dinos men’s soccer team hosted two games this past weekend, suffering a 3-1 loss against the University of Alberta Golden Bears Sat., Oct. 14 and earning a 3-0 victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Sun., Oct. 15.
Saturday’s game was marked by poor luck. Adam Onulov made a shot that would’ve been a superb goal if it had not hit the post–one of many missed opportunities on Saturday.
“We missed three breakaways in the first 15 minutes of the game as they all hit the post,” said Dinos head coach Andy Gibbs. “I have to say that the refereeing was extremely average as well.”
The Dinos lone goal of the game was scored by Matthew Reid and assisted by Matthew Deeprose. Deeprose’s attempt made it through a Bears wall and Reid recovered a save from the Bears’ goalie and tapped the ball in.
“I was just right on the spot,” said Reid. “I can’t take credit. Deeprose had a lot to do with it. It was a combined effort.”
The referee gave out several yellow cards throughout the course of the game and the Bears scored their second goal on a penalty kick called against Adam Onulov.
“We came into the second-half ready to take the game, but we lost momentum after the penalty,” said Gibbs.
Sunday’s game was an excellent recovery from the loss against the Bears. The Dinos dominated the pitch taking a 3-0 win against the Saskatchewan Huskies. Deeprose scored two of the Dinos three goals in the game.
“I had a brilliant corner from [Adam MacDonald],” said Deeprose. “I had two good setups and we need to take today’s positives and hold onto them.”
The Dinos play their final two home games of the season Sat., Oct. 21 against the University College of Fraser Valley Cascades and the Trinity Western Spartans Sun., Oct. 22. Both games are at noon at the West Varsity Soccer Pitch. Entrance is free with student ID.