Kathleen Gratz of the Kwantlen Eagles collides with Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack goalie Emily Edmundson during a PACWEST women’s soccer game Sunday at Newton Athletic Park.

Eagles teams still winless

Win, tie for Kwantlen Polytechnic University's soccer squads

After playing their first two home games of the PACWEST (Pacific Western Athletic Association) soccer season, the Kwantlen Eagles are still looking for their first victory.

For the second consecutive week, both the men’s and women’s teams from Kwantlen Polytechnic University earned a loss and a tie from last weekend’s action at Newton Athletic Park.

The women played to a scoreless tie Saturday against the UBC-Okanagan Heat, then fell 2-1 to the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Wolfpack on Sunday.

The men also tied the Heat 0-0 Saturday, and were shutout 2-0 by Thompson Rivers Sunday.

Kevin Taheri was a standout in goal for Kwantlen Saturday, making several outstanding saves late in the game to keep the game scoreless. The Eagles also had their chance to score, but came up empty.

“Today we saw two different halves and performances by our Kwantlen team,” said head coach Srdjan Djekanovic. “We played some excellent soccer in the later part of the match and we were very unlucky not to walk away with a win.”

It was a similar story Sunday, with the Eagles generating offensive chances only to fail to score. The Wolfpack got one early in the game and another in the last 10 minutes for the win.

“Our young Kwantlen team took on a very physical TRU team today and except for a couple of errors which unfortunately cost us goals on the day, we were a team that carried the play,” said Djekanovic. “If we continue  improving and working as hard as we have, our time is coming and we will be in a (strong) position come the end of the season.”

Surrey’s Sukhleen Gill was credited with the shutout in the scoreless tie in Saturday’s women’s game.

The Eagles had to play from behind in Sunday’s contest, falling behind 2-0 in the first half hour.

Shanay Sangha and Kathleen Gratz had excellent chances to score Kwantlen’s first goal of the weekend, but the Eagles had to wait until Norma Sheane tallied to pull to within one.

The loss dropped Kwantlen’s record to 0-2-2 (won-tied-loss), the same record as the men.

Both teams are on the road next weekend, playing in Nanaimo against the Vancouver Island University Mariners on Saturday, then taking on the Capilano University Blue Sunday in North Vancouver.

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Police’s role in Barnston Island still needs ‘to be looked at’

Surrey RCMP polices unincorporated island a short ferry ride across Parson’s Channel

Surrey looking into reducing residential speed limits

Surrey city council on Feb. 24 approved five ‘key pillars’ of a Surrey Transportation Plan

‘We have to triage’: Surrey teachers stage ‘walk-in’ to support public education

Teachers raising awareness after more than one year at the bargaining table

Suspected drugs, counterfeit cash seized during distracted driving stop: Surrey RCMP

Police said incident happened near 152nd Street and Fraser Highway

Fate of five-district policing model in Surrey rests with new police board

Whalley/City Centre, Guildford/Fleetwood, Newton, Cloverdale, and South Surrey districts formed under McCallum’s watch in 1998

Toddler killed in Squamish grocery store parking lot

Child’s mother taken to hospital but her condition is not known

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

B.C. mother, daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Hundreds of B.C. firefighters ‘climb the wall’ for BC Lung Association

The charity fundraiser saw participants climbing up 48 storeys

Most Read