Colton O'Neill scored two goals for the Cascades last weekend to help obtain four points for his squad against very tough Canada West competition.

Colton O'Neill scored two goals for the Cascades last weekend to help obtain four points for his squad against very tough Canada West competition.

Cascades beat CIS champs

Big weekend for UFV Cascades soccer as men once again spoil UBC's hopes of an undefeated season.

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.

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