By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
March 9, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s and men’s soccer teams will host the annual Keg Spring Cup, Mar. 23-24, at Centennial Stadium and it will be no strange location for national champions.
Defending national champions UBC, for the men, and Trinity Western, for the women, will be competing in the four-team and two-day tournament.
For the women, the last time the Spartans set foot on the grass at Centennial Stadium, they were hoisting the 2012 CIS national championship banner after going 11-1 through the Canada West season. Trinity Western was also the team that knocked the Vikes women out of gold-medal contention in the semifinals at the 2012 CIS national championship. The Vikes went on to finish with a bronze medal after earning the conference silver medal. Also joining the women at the tournament will be the University of Alberta (7-2-3) and the UBC Thunderbirds (8-2-2).
In last year’s tournament, the Vikes women settled for silver, after the Spartans got the better of them by a score of 1-0.
In the men’s division, the UBC Thunderbirds enter as tournament favourites after they won the 2012 CIS national title and went 11-0-3 to sweep the division and conference title. Not to be underestimated, the Vikes boast several returnees from the 2011 CIS national championship team despite being knocked out of their post-season run after a regular season record of 6-6-2. Also competing in the men’s tournament is Trinity Western (9-1-4), who finished fourth in the Canada West, as well as the Fraser Valley Cascades (5-5-4).
In the 2012 Keg Spring Cup, the Vikes men finished fourth after the UBC Thunderbirds stymied the home squad 1-0.
Full schedule, scores and recaps will be posted at govikesgo.com/kegcup
All games will be played at Centennial Stadium and there will be no admission charge.
Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24
Loser Game A
Loser Game C
Loser Game B
Loser Game D
Winner Game A
Winner Game C
4 PM Winner Game B
Winner Game D