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Day 2 recap from the 2018 CCAA Nationals

November 8, 2018

On a crisp, windy day in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, the eight top collegiate men’s soccer teams from across Canada battled at the 2018 CCAA National Men’s Soccer Championship.


Game 5: Langara Falcons 1, STU Tommies 0 | Bronze Medal Quarter-Final

The Langara Falcons bested the STU Tommies on Thursday morning after a goal from Matias Guedes in the 52’.

The victory advances the Langara Falcons to the Bronze Medal Semi-Final match at 2pm on Friday versus the Sheridan Bruins.

With the loss, the STU Tommies will play at 9am on Saturday in the 7th/8thplacement game versus the host, Holland Hurricanes.

The Player of the Game recipients were Takumi Ota from the Langara Falcons and Kyle Yearwood of the STU Tommies.


Game 6: Capilano Blues 4, Holland Hurricanes 1 | Bronze Medal Quarter-Final

In the second Bronze Medal Quarter-Final match, the Capilano Blues spread out their scoring over the 90’ match to take down the host, Holland Hurricanes, by the score of 4-1.

Goals in the 25’, 42’, 47’ and 55’ pushed the Blues to victory, advancing them to the Bronze Medal Semi-Final match at 4:30pm on Friday versus the NAIT Ooks.

With the loss, the Holland Hurricanes will finish their tournament with a match versus ACAA rival, the STU Tommies, at 9am on Saturday in the 7th/8thplacement game.

The Player of the Game for the Blues was Hudson Nelles, while Alex Lourenso took home the honours for the Hurricanes.


Game 7: Humber Hawks 3, NAIT Ooks 3 (Humber wins on penalty kicks)| Gold Medal Semi-Final

In what will go down as one of the more exciting matches in recent years, the Humber Hawks outlasted the NAIT Ooks in penalty kicks.

The Hawks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after goals in the 7’ and 21’, before NAIT scored in the 23’ to cut the lead to one.

With no scoring for most of the second half, the Ooks finally tied the match in the 83’ and proceeded to take the lead in the 89’ after a penalty kick.

The Hawks would not give up, storming up the field in the 90’ to tie the game at 3-3, sending it to penalty kicks, which they ultimately won.

The Hawks advance to the Gold Medal Game at 4:30pm on Saturday versus the Indiens d’Ahuntsic, while the Ooks will return to the field on Friday at 4:30pm in a Bronze Medal Semi-Final match versus the Capilano Blues.

Nicholas Machado was the Player of the Game for the Hawks while Matthew McLean was recognized for the Ooks.


Game 8: Indiens d’Ahuntsic 1, Sheridan Bruins 1 (Ahuntsic wins on penalty kicks | Gold Medal Semi-Final

The final match of the day was another exciting one as the Indiens d’Ahuntsic outlasted the Sheridan Bruins to earn the victory in penalty kicks.

After a scoreless first half, the Bruins took the lead in the 47’ to gain the momentum.

With time ticking down, the Indiens pressed to tie the match, which they successfully did off a header from a free kick to the left of the Bruins goalkeeper in the 87’.

With the victory, the Indiens punch their ticket to the Gold Medal Game on Saturday where they will take on the Humber Hawks.

The Sheridan Bruins will take on the Langara Falcons at 2pm in the first Bronze Medal Semi-Final on Friday.

The Players of the Game for the match were Yvenson André for the Indiens and Francis Aneyaw of the Bruins.


Friday’s Game Schedule

2pm | Bronze Medal Semi-Final | Langara Falcons vs Sheridan Bruins

4:30pm | Bronze Medal Semi-Final | Capilano Blues vs NAIT Ooks

Saturday’s Game Schedule

9am | 7th/8thPlacement Game | Holland Hurricanes vs STU Tommies

11:30am | 5th/6thPlacement Game | Losers of Friday’s 2pm and 4:30pm games

2pm | Bronze Medal Game | Winners of Friday’s 2pm and 4:30pm games

4:30pm | Gold Medal Game | Indiens d’Ahuntsic vs Humber Hawks


For more information on the 2018 CCAA National Men’s Soccer Championship, including photos, schedule, stats and the live broadcasts, visit www.ccaa.ca.

For media inquiries on the host, Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, November 08, 2018