The UFV Cascades men’s soccer team has made a habit over the last few season of being a thorn in the side of the UBC Thunderbirds.
The reigning two-time CIS champion Thunderbirds were well on their way to an undefeated season last weekend, until the Cascades ground out a 2-1 victory on Saturday to hand UBC a first loss. It’s the second time in two years the Cascades have spoiled a T-Birds undefeated streak.
“We seem to have a little bit of incentive when we play them,” Cascades head coach Alan Errington acknowledged. “Without trying to give too much away, I think the tactics we play against them suit us.
The victory enabled the Cascades (5-4-1) to leapfrog the UBC Okanagan Heat (4-5-1) for third place in the Pacific Division of Canada West.
Colton O’Neill and Justin Sekhon scored for the UFV side in the victory
The Cascades men tied the Victoria Vikes 1-1 on Saturday, while the Cascades women (7-1-2) fought UBC to a standstill on Friday in a 0-0 tie, before also drawing the Vikes 1-1 on Saturday.