Brandon Bobcats win over PUC Pilots while CMU Blazers secure OT win versus USB Les Rouges at 2022 MCAC Men’s Futsal Semi-Final

At the 2022 MCAC Men’s Futsal Championship semi-final matches, hosted by Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges in Winnipeg, on Sunday, March 13, the top seeded Brandon Bobcats and third seeded CMU Blazers both advanced in two very competitive matches.

#1 BU Bobcats vs. #4 PUC Pilots

In a spirited affair that saw one player sent off because of two yellow cards, the #1 seed Brandon University (BU) Bobcats continued their winning ways with a 11-7 victory over the #4 seed Providence University College (PUC) Pilots.

The Bobcats led throughout the match as they had a 7-3 halftime lead and the closest the Pilots reduced the margin to 7-5, early in the second.

The story of the match was BU’s Diego Rodriguez with four goals along with Zach Wood with three markers and two goals each by Bryson Haywood and Samuel Wetstein. PUC had a balanced attacked with Daniel Pearce and Sean Kirkpatrick with two tallies each and Jai Virk, Joel Umeh, Garreth Rayner all with one.

Every time the Pilots seemed to gain the momentum, Brandon found an answer with a timely goal.

Providence season ends with a 1-2-1 regular season and 0-1 in [post-season. Brandon (3-0-1 regular season; 1-0 playoffs) looks for the program’s second futsal conference championship and first since 2019.

Player of the Match for BU was midfielder Diego Rodriguez and midfielder Daniel Pearce for PUC.

#2 USB Les Rouges vs. #3 CMU Blazers

In the other semi-final, the #2 seed Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges and #3 seed Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers had another high energy contest and this match needed extra time to decide a winner. CMU continues their defence of their championship with a thrilling 6-5 overtime victory.

At half it was 4-2 as CMU led for the majority of the first 25 minutes and then after regulation it was 5-5 in an evenly match semis. USB had the lead twice in the second half only for the defending champs to equalize.

For CMU, Daniel McIntyre-Ridd scored the game-winner with 14 seconds left in the first OT and there was no other goals in the second OT.

Matheus Moreno had a hat trick, Ridd with two and Victor Hugo Gomes de Abreu with one for the winners. The host USB had two each from Franck Oumar N’Dia and Michael Zarychta while Sam Larson added one in a tough loss.

Both teams had identical 2-1-1 regular season record and CMU avenged a previous loss earlier in 2022 and now have a chance to repeat.

Player of the Match for the Blazers was Matheus Moreno with Michael Zarychta for USB.

In the 2022 MCAC Men’s Futsal Championship Final, the Blazers looks to defend their title when they play against the Bobcats in a rematch of the 2020 finals.

2022 MCAC Futsal Championship hosted by USB in Winnipeg

Sunday, March 13 (all times are Central Time)

8:30 a.m.          SF: #1 USB Les Rouges 6 #4 BU Bobcats 1 (women’s match)

10:15 a.m.         SF: #2 PUC Pilots 5  #3 CMU Blazers 3 (women’s match)

12 p.m.            SF: #1 BU Bobcats 11  #4 PUC Pilots 7 (men’s match)

1:45 p.m.           SF: #3 CMU Blazers 6 #2 USB Les Rouges 5 in OT (men’s match)

Sunday, March 13

3:30 p.m.           Women’s Futsal Championship Final: #1 USB Les Rouges vs. #2 PUC Pilots            

5:15 p.m.            Men’s Futsal Championship Final: #1 BU Bobcats vs. #3 CMU Blazers

Live webcast for all Championship futsal matches at:

http://www.youtube.com/LesRougesUSB

USB Les Rouges beat Brandon Bobcats and PUC Pilots win over CMU Blazers at 2022 MCAC Women’s Futsal Semi-Final

At the 2022 MCAC Women’s Futsal Championship semi-final matches, hosted by Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges in Winnipeg, on Sunday, March 13, the top two seeds USB Les Rouges and PUC Pilots were victorious and will now meet-up in the Championship Finals later on March 13.

#1 USB Les Rouges vs. #4 BU Bobcats

The #1 seed Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges (4-0-0 regular season record) and defending champion beat the #4 seed Brandon University (BU) Bobcats by a score of 6-1.

The goal scores for host USB were Stéphanie Jones with two while Cassie Nazeravich, Sara Boissonneault, Émilie Lecuyer and Sophie Morham each added one. For the Bobcats, Ashley Robinson was the lone scorer.

USB extends their perfect season and now face the winner of the second semi final match. CMU ends their season with a 1-1-2 regular season record and 0-1 in the playoffs.

Player of the Match for USB was midfielder Émilie Lecuyer while goalkeeper Josie Black was selected for CMU..

#2 PUC Pilots vs. #3 CMU Blazers

In the other semi-final, there was a back-and-forth between the #2 seed Providence University College (PUC) Pilots and #3 seed Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers. PUC pulled away later in the second half to a secure a 5-3 victory.

Kathryn Tierney scored twice for the Pilots and Jessica Waytiuk, Paige Heide, Anna Green all found the back of the net once. Kalyssa Wasylik added two for the Blazers and Ayesha Umar with one in the loss.

PUC score early in the second after a 3-3 tie at half and then scored with 11 minutes left for the only scoring in  the final 25 minutes.

The Pilots are now on a two match win streak after a 2-1-1 regular season while CMU completes their season with a 1-1-2 regular season and 0-1 in post-season.

Player of the Match for PUC was defender Ava Temple while forward Kalyssa Wasylik was named for CMU.

The 2022 MCAC Women’s Futsal Championship Final, USB will play against Providence University at 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 13 at USB East Gym.

2022 MCAC Futsal Championship hosted by USB in Winnipeg

Sunday, March 13 (all times are Central Time)

8:30 a.m.          SF: #1 USB Les Rouges 6 #4 BU Bobcats 1 (women’s match)

10:15 a.m.         SF: #2 PUC Pilots 5  #3 CMU Blazers 3 (women’s match)

12 p.m.            SF: #4 PUC Pilots vs. #1 BU Bobcats (men’s match)

1:45 p.m.          SF: #3 CMU Blazers vs. #2 USB Les Rouges (men’s match)

Sunday, March 13

3:30 p.m.            Women’s Futsal Championship Final: #1 USB Les Rouges vs. #2 PUC Pilots            

5:15 p.m.            Men’s Futsal Championship Final

Live webcast for all Championship futsal matches at: http://www.youtube.com/LesRougesUSB

2022 MCAC Women’s Futsal Championship Preview

Just over two years ago, the last Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) women’s futsal championship was awarded. The 2022 season had five teams compete through another trying year to earn a chance at the championship trophy. Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges is the host of this year’s MCAC Futsal Championship on Sunday, March 13 at the USB East Gym in Winnipeg.

USB’s Associate Director Eric Lemoine commented about hosting the Championship: “USB is thrilled to be hosting the 2022 futsal championships. It has been a challenging season with delays and rescheduling, we are hoping to provide a great atmosphere with eager fan looking forward to see a high level of play.”

Due to COVD-19 and weather conditions, the 2022 regular season concludes on Saturday, March 12 at Canadian Mennonite University with those matches to determine the seeding positions and the four teams that earn a playoff spot on March 13. Here is a rundown on all the teams that are still in contention for a conference championship this season.

Women’s Futsal MCAC Rankings heading into March 12 games

First Place with six points: Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges

USB looks primped to make a run to a three-peat as they have won the last two MCAC futsal championship handed out in 2019 and 2020.

Les Rouges has won both matches it has played and outscored their opponents by a 10-5 margin so far.

There are 12 of 13 players who played on the USB’s 2021 MCAC women’s soccer championship team earlier in the fall and this futsal squad has had a balanced attach so far. Katryna Mickaniec, Sara Boissonneault, Stéphanie Jones all are tied for team lead with two goals apiece while Kalyna Démaré, Cassie Nazeravich, Émilie Lecuyer and Jade Lopez have add one goal in their two victories.

Head coach Justin Légaré, in his tenth year, has the team focused on winning another championship but must navigate a long weekend of matches to do so.

Second Place with four points: Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers

CMU does not play on March 12 as they have played their allotted four matches earlier this year. They will await the results to see if they stay in the Top 4 and make the post-season.

CMU looks to improve on their semi final loss in 2020 and last captured the MCAC championship in 2018.

The Blazers hold a 1-1-2 record and have been outscored 17-13 by their opponents.

There are 10 of 13 players who played on the 2021 MCAC women’s soccer semi finalist team earlier in the fall and this futsal squad is led by Tiegan Kroeker who has the conference lead in goals with four. Kalyssa Wasylik has notched three goals for a second place tie in MCAC and Melissa Gilbert has added two goals. Tia Bruinsma, Ayesha Umar, Tai Linklater each have one goal.

Head coach Cara Isaak, in her sixth year, would like to have the opportunity to compete for a championship and must now wait to see if they get the chance.

Tied for Third Place with three points: Brandon University (BU) Bobcats

Brandon has a 1-0-1 record into the weekend and would like to stay in the Top 4 and avenge their semi loss to USB in 2020.

The Bobcats has played two evenly matched contests and have been closely outscored by an 8-7 margin so far.

All 21 players who were on the roster on the 2021 MCAC women’s soccer championship finalist team earlier in the fall are back on this futsal team with a balanced attach so far. Kylie Van De Woestyne and Jorja Hoad have the team lead with two goals each while Molly McPherson, Bien Van Berkel and Kenadie Janzen have a goal each.

Scott Haddow & Danielle Sanjenko are both in second year as co-head coaches at BU and seeking first futsal championship in program’s history.

Tied for Third Place with three points: Providence University College (PUC) Pilots

Providence also has a 1-0-1 record into the weekend and would like to stay in the Top 4 to advance to the conference championship.

The Pilots has played two evenly matched contests and outscored their opponents by a slim 4-3 margin so far.

All 15 players who were on the roster on the 2021 MCAC women’s soccer semi finalist team earlier in the fall are back on this futsal team. PUC has played two low scoring matches and have spread the scoring among four players – Jessica Waytiuk, Chloe Jahn, Paige Heide and Ava Temple.

Sixth year PUC’s head coach Tory Walker looks for the team to make the playoffs, as they did not qualify in 2020, and their goal is a first futsal championship in program’s history.

Fifth Place with one point: Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars

The Cougars hold a 0-1-1 record into the weekend and would like to leapfrog into the Top 4 with their first win in 2022.

ACC has also played two evenly matched contests and have been slightly outscored 7-6 by their opponents so far.

All 11 players who were on the roster during the 2021 MCAC women’s soccer regular season earlier in the fall are back to play futsal. Assiniboine has leading scorer Hannah Yuen with half their goals at three and tied for second in MCAC. And with one goal are Megan Beswitherick, Natalie Babcock and Alison Schoenrath.

Second year ACC’s head coach Gerry Rocan seeks to earn a win on Saturday and to play for a first ever futsal championship in program’s history on Sunday.

2022 MCAC Futsal Championship hosted by USB in Winnipeg

Sunday, March 13 (all times are Central Time)

8:30 a.m.       SF: #4 seed vs. #1 seed (women’s match)

10:15 a.m.       SF: #3 seed vs. #2 seed (women’s match)

12 p.m.            SF: #4 seed vs. #1 seed (men’s match)

1:45 p.m.         SF: #3 seed vs. #2 seed (men’s match)

Sunday, March 13

3:30 p.m.          Women’s Futsal Championship Final           

5:15 p.m.          Men’s Futsal Championship Final

Live webcast for all Championship matches at: http://www.youtube.com/LesRougesUSB

2022 MCAC Men’s Futsal Championship Preview

It has been two long years since the last Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) men’s futsal championship was handed out. The 2022 season had five teams compete through another trying year to earn a chance at the championship trophy. Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges is the host of this year’s MCAC Futsal Championship on Sunday, March 13 at the USB East Gym in Winnipeg.

USB’s Associate Director Eric Lemoine commented about hosting the Championship: “USB is thrilled to be hosting the 2022 futsal championships. It has been a challenging season with delays and rescheduling, we are hoping to provide a great atmosphere with eager fan looking forward to see a high level of play.”

Due to COVD-19 and weather conditions, the 2022 regular season is completed on Saturday, March 12 at USB with those matches to determine the seeding positions and the four teams that earn a playoff spot on March 13. Here is a rundown on all the teams that are still in contention for a conference championship this season.

Men’s Futsal MCAC Rankings heading into March 12 games

First Place with seven points: Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers

CMU does not play on March 12 as they have played their allotted four matches earlier this year and is already guaranteed a Top 4 spot to qualify for this post-season.

CMU seeks back-to-back championships and they won the MCAC championship in 2020 over Brandon.

The Blazers hold a 2-1-1 record and have been outscored 24-14 by their opponents.

There are 12 of 15 players who were on the 2021 MCAC men’s soccer championship finalist squad earlier in the fall and this futsal team has been high octane in the first two legs. Matheus Moreno is tied for the MCAC goal scoring lead with seven goals while Daniel McIntyre-Ridd and Matthew Pahl are tied for third in the league with four goals. Will Anderson has added three tallies while Victor Hugo Gomes de Abreu with two markers. Overall, there have been nine different scorers for CMU heading into the playoffs.

Head coach Anderson Pereira, in fourth year, is looking for a repeat performance in 2022 and has the offence to score another championship.

 

Second Place with four points: Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges

USB is close to securing a playoff spot after a 1-1-0 record so far this season. Les Rouges were a semi finalist in 2020 and want to improve on this result in 2022.

USB has not lost so far this season and outscored their opponents by a 13-9 margin so far.

There are 10 of 13 players who played on the 2021 MCAC men’s soccer semi finalist squad earlier in the fall and this futsal team can score. Franck Oumar N’Dia leads the way and tied for third in league with four goals. Ibrahim Bezzahou has three goals along with Phillip St Cyr at two and then Michael Zarychta, Abdoul Niangadou, Sam Larson and Troy Morrison all with one apiece.

First year head coach Seif Dhaoui has the team focused on winning another championship as they last won MCAC futsal in 2018.

Third Place with three points: Brandon University (BU) Bobcats

Brandon has a 1-0-1 record into the weekend and would like to stay in the Top 4 and avenge their championship loss to CMU in 2020.

The Bobcats has played two high scoring contests and outscored their opponents by a 20-7 margin so far.

All 17 players who were on the roster on the 2021 MCAC men’s soccer championship back-to-back winning team earlier in the fall now return to this futsal team with an attacking offence. Camilo Rodriguez is tied for league lead in scoring with seven goals and brother Diego Rodriguez is tied for third in MCAC scoring with four. Christian Eluemelem, Rodrigo Melgar, Bryson Haywood have two markers each. Overall, there have been eight different scorers for BU heading into the weekend.

Glen McNabb is in his second year and wants the team to return to the championship and win the program second futsal championship and first since 2019.

Fourth Place with two points: Providence University College (PUC) Pilots

Providence also has a 0-2-0 record into the weekend and the goal is to stay in the Top 4 to advance to the conference championship.

The Pilots has played two draws and registered eight goals so far.

All 11 players who were on the roster on the 2021 MCAC men’s soccer semi finalist team earlier in the fall are back on this futsal team. PUC is looking for their first win in 2022 and are led by Garreth Rayner who has scored half the team’s goals with four. Johannes Barnes and Sean Kirkpatrick have notched two goals each.

Sixth year PUC’s head coach Joseph Passi looks for the team to make the playoffs, as they were semi finalist in 2020, and their goal is a first futsal championship in program’s history.

Fifth Place with zero point: Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars

The Cougars hold a 0-0-2 record into the weekend and have a chance to jump into the Top 4 with their first win(s) in 2022.

ACC has only scored once so far this season.

There are 11 of 13 players who were on the roster on the 2021 MCAC men’s soccer regular season earlier in the fall are back to play futsal. Assiniboine’s lone goal scorer has been Anbanaden Moonesony after two matches.

First year ACC’s head coach Chris McLachlan looks for the ‘W’ on Saturday and to qualify to compete for a first ever futsal championship in program’s history on Sunday.

2022 MCAC Futsal Championship hosted by USB in Winnipeg

Sunday, March 13 (all times are Central Time)

8:30 a.m.       SF: #4 seed vs. #1 seed (women’s match)

10:15 a.m.    SF: #3 seed vs. #2 seed (women’s match)

12 p.m.            SF: #4 seed vs. #1 seed (men’s match)

1:45 p.m.        SF: #3 seed vs. #2 seed (men’s match)

Sunday, March 13

3:30 p.m.           Women’s Futsal Championship Final           

5:15 p.m.            Men’s Futsal Championship Final

Live webcast for all Championship matches at: http://www.youtube.com/LesRougesUSB

MCAC announces inaugural True Sport Team for futsal and soccer

MCAC believes sport inspires friendship, learning, health, and personal growth. Sport is a key component of developing good leaders and citizens

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) is pleased to announce the inaugural True Sport Team for futsal and soccer teams in 2021-22 season. The True Sport Team was developed to recognize student athletes who demonstrate the principles of True Sport on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community.

MCAC – 2021-22 True Sport Team for futsal and soccer

Helen Langrehr – Brandon University (BU) Bobcats women’s futsal

Tiegan Kroeker – Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers women’s futsal

Daneige Edey – Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges women’s futsal

Huy Nguyen – Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars men’s futsal

Tai Linklater – Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers women’s soccer

Katie Moniot – Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges women’s soccer

David Castellanos – Assiniboine Community College (ACC) Cougars men’s soccer

Diego Rodriguez – Brandon University (BU) Bobcats men’s soccer

Gode Katembo – Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) Blazers men’s soccer

The True Sport seven principles that guided the selection for the Team:

1.   Go For It – Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Be persistent and discover how good you can be.

2.   Play Fair – Understand, respect, and follow the rules. Play with integrity – competition is only meaningful when it is fair.

3.   Respect Others – Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field of play. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

4.   Keep It Fun – Find the joy in sport and share it with others. Remember what you love about sport and why you play.

5.   Stay Healthy – Always respect and care for your mind and body. Advocate for the health and safety of yourself and those around you.

6.   Include Everyone – Recognize and celebrate strength in diversity. Invite and welcome others into sport.

7.   Give Back – Say thanks and show gratitude. Encourage your sport group to make a difference in the community.

All nominated student-athletes will be invited to apply for the Bill Wedlake True Sport Awards. At the end of each season, two student-athletes will receive a $250 award.

The 2021-22 True Sport Team for volleyball was announced earlier prior to the start of 2022 MCAC Volleyball Championship that ran from March 5-6, 2022.