Langara Falcons soccer teams challenge Kwantlen University
The Langara Falcons men and women’s soccer teams both won their games on Saturday Sept. 28 at Newton Athletic Park against the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles.
The women took the field at noon defeating the Eagles 3-1.
Forward Amrit Berar scored two goals and Olivia Kappeli scored one.
The women’s team played a strong first half of the game but lost some momentum in the second, although not enough to lose their lead.
The men took the field at 2 p.m. to relentless rainfall and a slippery playing field.
The Eagles put pressure on the Falcons early, scoring the first goal 16 minutes into the match.
Four minutes later Falcons’ forward Brett Wiens tied the game.
At 39 minutes midfielder Mynor Campos Jr. scored, giving the Falcons a 2-1 lead heading into halftime.
During the second half the Falcons got two quick goals, a second by Campos Jr. and another by midfielder Carlos Marquez. At this point Kwantlen began losing their composure taking both yellow and red cards.
Kwantlen managed a second goal, but Falcons’ midfielder Brody Kirkley-Fech scored in the dying minutes of the game making the final score 5-2 Falcons.
“We started off a bit slow I think, but then we picked it up in the second half.” Lucovic also commented, “Them losing their composure didn’t help them out, it opened their weaknesses up and we took advantage of it,” said Coach Steve Lucovic filling in for head coach Marc Rizzardo.
“We worked hard, from what I saw we knocked the ball around well, kept composure and finished our chances.” said midfielder Andrew Hauser.
Assistant coach Rob Dattilo said that the Falcons were able to absorb the physical game plan against them and capitalize on their chances.
Both teams played Douglas College on Sunday the women’s team won their game 2-1 while the men lost 2-1. Both teams play Quest University this upcoming weekend.
Reported by Tyler Hooper