Wednesday Sept 8, 2017
Nanaimo, British Columbia
2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Soccer National Championship
Keyano Huskies 2 Holland Hurricanes 0
Three-time Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) men’s soccer defending champion Keyano College Huskies opened the 2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Soccer National Championship earlier today with a 2-0 decision against the Holland Hurricanes.
Hurricanes, champions of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, featured four-time CCAA All Canadian Ibrahima Sanoh, who recorded an incredible 27 goals in 12 regular season starts this year.
Superb defence by the Huskies held Sanoh, who was named 20177 CCAA Soccer Player of the Year Tuesday evening, in check the entire game.
After a scoreless 45 minutes, Huskies sharpshooters Neto Maguel and Eduardo Filho scored in the second half to advance the Huskies to tomorrow’s (Thursday November 9, 2017) semi-final match against the Douglas Royals from New Westminster, British Columbia at 3 p.m. (PST).
“We’ve gone through the toughest stage. Tomorrow we go back at it again.We worked hard today, we defended, we attacked, we played our game, we never changed ourselves,“ said Huskies head coach Murad Sukru, in a postgame Locker- room talk to the team. “Towards the end we got a little bit too aggressive and had some unnecessary fouls.”
Assistant coach Angel Goldson added: “At some point in time out there, it looked like we were losing our way and we were slowing it down before speeding it back up again. They were were coming in hard on us and then we figured it out and started getting the ball on foot again. ”
The Huskies and Hurricanes had met twice in previous CCAA regular round action with the Huskies winning 3-1 and 5-2 in 2015 and 2014 respectively.
Huskies won a silver at the 2016 CCAA finals which they hosted.
Keyano Huskies’ Eduardo Filho (No. 20) was named Player of the Game following Huskies 2-0 shutout of the Holland Hurricanes in the opening quarter-final at the 2017 CCAA Men's Soccer National Championships held in Nanaimo, B.C.
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