By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
September 22, 2012, Calgary, BC – The University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team conceded a 3-1 loss to the Calgary Dinos on Saturday. The Vikes now drop to a 2-3-0 record and third in the Pacific Division of the Canada West.
The lone goal scorer for the Vikes was Cameron Stokes (Richmond, B.C.), while Calgary’s Dominic Russo, Kieran Hay and a UVic own-goal put Calgary on the map.
The first goal for the Dinos, in the 7th minute of play, came on a UVic own goal. The Vikes, led by midfielder Craig Gorman (Victoria, B.C.) and Craig Taylor (Victoria, B.C.) put the pressure on the Dinos but Calgary keeper Jordan Unreiner was up to the save. Unreiner posted seven saves on the Vikes’ eight shots.
The Vikes generated offensive play but struggled to put their shots on target as only eight of 16 shots were on target.
In the 26th minute of play, Calgary’s Russo notched the Dinos’ second goal of the match with the assist going to John Troncoso. The 2-0 score would stand entering the break.
In the 64th minute, Stokes broke the shutout and brought the Vikes within one on a goal that came from a Bobby Eng (Richmond, B.C.) assist.
Calgary followed with several sequential shots but Vikes keeper Elliot Mitrou (Victoria, B.C.) stepped up to the challenge until the 71st minute when Hay was able to finally beat Mitrou. Hay’s goal would be the final goal of the game that sent the Dinos 3-1 over the Vikes.
The Vikes men will finish their Alberta road trip playing the Lethbridge Pronghorns tomorrow, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. PST.
1st – 2nd : F
Victoria: 0 – 1 : 1
Calgary: 2 – 1 : 3
Victoria: Cam Stokes (64′)
Calgary: Own Goal (7′), Dominic Russo (26′), Kieran Hay (71′)