They did it again.
Those were the words coming out of everyone’s mouths after, for the second time in three weeks, Les Rouges of Université de Saint-Boniface came back to beat CMU after being down by multiple goals at halftime.
The marquee matchup of semifinals Saturday was not a disappointment, as Les Rouges midfielder Ahmed Charif scored the winner in penalty time to give his team the 4-3 win.
The game looked to be over early as two goals in one minute for CMU forward Chris Epp-Tieseen riled up teammates and provided energy for the rest of the first half, which the Blazers would lead 3-1 at the end.
With the wind at their backs in the second, though, Athlete of the Week selection Nabil Ibnouzahir came alive, scoring two to tie it, before being a cog in the go-ahead Charif goal in the dying moments.
In the other semifinal, Providence took care of business against a scrappy Red River team, winning 4-1 with three goals from forward Mario Giesbrecht.
Norvin Campos scored the other as the Freemen took control in the second half, having just a 1-0 lead at halftime thanks to some stellar defense in the box by the Rebels.
The Freemen now look ahead to the Men’s Championship against Les Rouges, a team that handed them their only loss of the season, a 1-0 disappointment on Sept. 30. That game will be played at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21.
The 2012 MCAC Soccer Championships take place at Red River College’s Notre Dame Fields. $3 gets you in for one championship match, $5 gets you in for both.