Vikes host country’s best in annual Keg Spring Cup

56
UVic-Logo web-(1)

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).

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

VIKES YEAR IN REVIEW : WOMEN  / MEN

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.

FULL SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 23

Game A

Women

10 AM

UBC

Trinity Western

Game B

Men

12 PM

UBC

Trinity Western

Game C

Women

2 PM

Victoria

Alberta

Game D

Men

4 PM

Victoria

Fraser Valley

Sunday, March 24

Bronze Medal

Women

10 AM

Loser Game A

Loser Game C

Bronze Medal

Men

12 PM

Loser Game B

Loser Game D

Gold Medal

Women

2 PM

Winner Game A

Winner Game C

Gold Medal

Men

4 PM Winner Game B

Winner Game D

Your sports. Your teams. The ISN Daily Digest.

Sign up to the ISN Daily Digest and sit back while we pick the previous day’s best headlines and speed them straight to your inbox every morning.
Email address
First Name*
We abide by all applicable emailing laws including 100% CAN-SPAM/CASL/US CAN-SPAM Act compliance. No spam!