Blues men finish fourth at CCAA soccer nationals

The Capilano Blues finished just off the podium at the CCAA men’s soccer championship, losing in the bronze medal game in Cornwall, P.E.I. Nov. 10.

The Blues were looking to add another medal to their collection after winning the PacWest provincial title but came up short, losing 6-2 against Toronto’s Sheridan College Bruins to finish off their season. 

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Things looked promising for the Blues as goals from Andres Romo and Jeremy Monn-Djasngar put them up 2-0 less than 20 minutes into the first half, but it was all Bruins from there as Sheridan scored two quick goals to tie it up and then added a third to make it 3-2 heading into the break. The Blues were also knocked back just before the half when midfielder Marco Favaro was shown his second yellow card of the game and sent off.

The Bruins piled in three more goals in the second half as the Blues were eventually reduced to nine players. Second-year defender Omar Rostant was named the player of the game for the Blues.

It was the second meeting between the two teams in the tournament. Sheridan beat Capilano 2-0 in the opening match to knock the Blues onto the consolation side. Capilano then defeated the host Holland Hurricanes 4-1 and Edmonton’s NAIT Ooks 4-0 to book a spot in the bronze medal game.  

The Blues finished the year with a record of 11-4-2, winning the provincial title for the third time in four years.  

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