CCAA Men’s Soccer Nationals: BU Bobcats final match vs. NAIT Ooks in Bronze quarter-final

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The NAIT Ooks took control early and never let up. The Edmontonians received a goal just three minutes into the game, as they defeated the MCAC champion Brandon University Bobcats 6-0 in their CCAA bronze medal quarter-final match played Thursday November 11 morning at SAIT’s Cohos Commons Field at the 2021 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship.

The early marker was the first of four for Ousman Maheshe, who also found the back of the net in 47th, 63rd and 67th minutes of the game.

Teammate Matthew Zima had an impressive outing himself, scoring a pair of goals (15’, 54’).

NAIT goalkeeper Ryan Gillie was not very busy, but earned the clean sheet in the victory.

The Ooks will move on to the bronze medal semifinal game, which will be played Friday afternoon at 3pm MST. Brandon ends the tournament at 0-2.

Maheshe was an obvious choice for NAIT’s Player of the Game, while Brandon’s Diego Rodriguez earned his team’s honour.

CCAA Men’s Soccer Nationals: BU Bobcats plays first match vs. Humber College Hawks

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In a game tighter than most would have imagined, the Humber College Hawks narrowly defeated the Brandon University Bobcats 1-0 on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the 2021 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship hosted by SAIT.

The Hawks, winners of five CCAA titles since 2012, seemed to start slow but found their footing about 15 minutes in with some offensive pressure. To their credit, the Bobcats defended their half of the field well and were able to keep the ball out of their net.

Humber scored what turned out to be the game-winner when Luca Uccello beat the Bobcats’ keeper Ryder Anthony in the 19th minute.

Brandon applied a bit of pressure in the second half, but could not find the equalizer.

Humber now moves on to the event’s semifinals Thursday at 3pm MST where they will meet Montmorency College. Brandon falls to the consolation side and will take on the NAIT Ooks at 10am MST.

The Players of the Game were Osman Hussein for the Hawks and Nathan Chubaty for the Bobcats.

CCAA Women’s Soccer Nationals: USB Les Rouges plays first match vs. Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy

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RSEQ silver medallist Ste-Foy blanked MCAC champion Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges 3-0 in the final quarter-final match of the night on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the 2021 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship hosted by Humber College. 

In the 18th minute, Les Rouges defender Tara Boulanger tackled Ste-Foy’s forward Aurelie Munger in the box giving up a penalty kick. Laurie Champagne stepped up to the mark and converted the penalty, easing the ball into the bottom left corner and beating Les Rouges keeper Daneige Edey.

In the 76th minute a miscommunication between Les Rouges defenders led to an own goal, increasing Ste-Foy’s lead to two.

With time running out, is awarded a free kick in the 83rd minute and Beatrice Larochelle floats the ball right to Edey who deflects it away, only for Magaly Lafond to slam it into the net making, sealing the victory for Ste-Foy, 3-0.

The 4imprint Players of the Match were Angélique Dumas from the Dynamiques and Daneige Edeyfor Les Rouges.

11 Questions With…Katie Moniot, USB Les Rouges Women’s soccer, 4th year

Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges won the MCAC championship this season and are the MCAC representative at the 2021 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship. USB play Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy in Quarter-final match on Wed, Nov. 10 at 4:30 pm CT at Humber College.

QUESTIONS:

1. Your goal for this season…And has it changed now?

Answer: My goal for this season was to win MCAC and to be able to go to Nationals. Now my goal is to win Nationals.

2. Thoughts on being part of Nationals this season?

Answer: I’m so excited to be able to represent the MCAC for the first time at Nationals. It feels special to be able to say we are the first team to go. I’m looking forward to the chance to play different teams.

3. How difficult was it to return to conference play after year off due to COVID-19?

Answer: It was a bit rusty to start the season but I think we adjusted pretty quickly. The one thing that stuck out as difficult was not having a change room before the game. That’s a good pump up time for us.

4. Your greatest soccer moment so far?

Answer: Probably winning this season knowing that we get to continue our season in Toronto.

5. Why did you choose soccer as a sport?

Answer: I started playing soccer when I was three or four. It’s the only sport I have a real passion for. I played almost all the different sports in high school but soccer is the only sport that has stuck with me.

6. Who is the joker/fun person on your team?

Answer: We have a few of them. We’re all pretty fun but Cassie (defender Cassie Nazeravich) really is the one who gets us going.

7. What are you listening to right now?…pump up music?

Answer: Whatever is on Cassie’s playlist.

8. Best social media/website to follow?

Answer: The best social media is easily TikTok.

9. Favourite TV show and/or movie?

Answer: Game of Thrones or RuPaul’s Drag Race.

10. Did you have a soccer star that you admired growing up?

Answer: I’ve always admired the players on the Canadian National team, specifically Jessie Fleming and of course Christine Sinclair.

11. When do you realize this team could do something special and make a championship run this year?

Answer: I think as soon as we found out that we had been accepted into the CCAA and we knew we had the chance to go to Nationals something shifted and we knew we wanted to be that first team to go. From that moment, we were pretty determined and I knew we could do it.

11 Questions With…Diego Rodriguez, Brandon Bobcats Men’s soccer, 4th year

Brandon University (BU) Bobcats won the MCAC championship this season and are the MCAC representative at the 2021 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Soccer National Championship. BU play Humber Hawks in Quarter-final match on Wed, Nov. 10 at 11 am CT at SAIT.

QUESTIONS:

1. Your goal for this season…And has it changed now?

Answer: The goal was to be able to help the team in whichever way possible and to achieve the highest point possible. The goal is still the same with a lot more motivation now.

2. Thoughts on being part of Nationals this season?

Answer: Is an incredible feeling. A lot of different emotions going on but knowing that the team will give it all we got to represent everyone as well as possible.

3. How difficult was it to return to conference play after year off due to COVID-19?

Answer: The COVID year really changed a lot of things. Being away from the sport for so long only made me realize how much soccer made part of my life and it only made me love it even more.

4. Your greatest soccer moment so far?

Answer: This 2021 championship is definitely my greatest soccer moment. Being able to win with such an amazing group after being off the competitive environment for almost two years due to an injury and COVID to being able to become MCAC champions at home and now going to Nationals for the first time ever. It is definitely an unforgettable time right now.

5. Why did you choose soccer as a sport?

Answer: I am from Colombia and back home is soccer is the main sport. Also my dad has an incredible passion for the sport, which is very contagious and makes me love the sport more and more each day.

6. Who is the joker/fun person on your team?

Answer: There are a few, the team environment is always positive. We all have our fun moments, which is good because whenever one of us needs a little cheering up there is always someone to do it.

7. What are you listening to right now?…pump up music?

Answer: Thanks to the ethnic variety in our team there is a lot of different genres in our playlists from hip-hop, rap to Afro music to Spanish music. We’ve all found a way to enjoy all types of music.

8. Best social media/website to follow?

Answer: Instagram for me is where I get most of the information but Twitter is updated very quickly which allows for quicker results.

9. Favourite TV show and/or movie?

Answer: My favourite movie is “Goal”. A movie that shows that hard work can beat any adversity.

10. Did you have a soccer star that you admired growing up?

Answer: In a personal level, my dad was my soccer star. I’ve always looked up to him and I tried to learn everything he ever taught me. Ronaldinho has also been a soccer player who’s playing style I have always admired.

11. When do you realize this team could do something special and make a championship run this year?

Answer: After a couple of games when the team was able to stay composed and together even after losing. In a soccer environment, everything works smoothly when the team is wining but strong teams stand out when they find a way to stay together and pull each other up when things do not go as planned.