By Douglas Long
This past weekend, The University of Calgary men’s soccer team came up short and finished fourth place in the Canada West Championship, hosted by the University of Alberta. The Dinos suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds during an attempt to gain a spot in the CIS National Championship Tournament. UBC went on to win the qualifier and gain a spot in nationals.
The Dinos then faced a tough U of A squad for bronze. They were defeated 3-2 with goals from Izak Lawrence and Dustin Ruddell. Five Dino players were named to the conference all-star team; forward Lawrence, goalkeeper J.P. Crescenzi, defender Ruddell, forward Brett Howard and midfielder Devin Delany.
On another note, fifth-year midfielder Morena Ianniello of the women’s soccer team received the student-athlete award for Canada West. Ianniello scored four goals this season and received second team all-star, as well as fourth-year defender Caitlin Milne.