Courtesy of University of New Brunswick sports information
November 9, 2013, FREDERICTON (ISN) – The Montreal Carabins edged the Saskatchewan Huskies 1-0 on kicks in the consolation final of the CIS men’s soccer championship, Saturday afternoon at the BMP field.
The RSEQ finalists end the national tournament in fifth place following a 1-0 quarter-final loss to UBC, a 2-0 consolation win over Saint Mary’s and today’s success over the Canada West silver medallists.
Making its first-ever appearance at the CIS tourney, Saskatchewan finishes sixth with a 1-2 record, including a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss to host UNB in the opening round, a 3-2 PK victory against Ryerson on Friday and today’s setback.
With the game tied at zero at the end of regulation time, the Carabins outscored their rivals 4-2 in kicks to end their season on a winning note.
After missing the playoffs last year, head coach for the Carabins was extremely proud of his club.
“The boys worked so hard this year, and it showed. We had a great regular season, and continued to play well in the national championship. There is nothing to shake our heads at.”
The first half was relatively quiet until the 43rd minute when Saskatchewan’s Jordian Farahani was issued a red card as he stopped the ball from going into the net with his hand while trying to help out his keeper Michal Bandula, who had wandered out of the 6-yard box to contest a shot.
Not only did the Huskies have to play the remainder of the match down a man, Montreal was awarded a penalty kick but Bandula stoned Maxime Laurey to keep it scoreless heading into halftime.
The Canada West finalists were on their heels for much of the second half and the Carabins increased the pressure, but were unable to capitalize on their opportunities. The shots after regulation were 10-3 in favor of Montreal but Bandula was stellar in goal.
Saskatchewan bench boss Bryce Chapman was emotional after the match, describing his team’s incredible run this year.
“This season was unbelievable, and I couldn’t have asked one more thing from our team. I only wish we could have done a little better in the nationals for our seniors.”
The CIS championship wraps up Sunday with UNB and York battling for bronze at 11 a.m. AST, and UBC defending its Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy against Laval in the 2 p.m. AST final.
Both games are webcast live at www.CIS-SIC.tv
- MTL: 0-0: 1 (4-2 kicks)
- SSK: 0-0: 0
- (no scoring)
- (no scoring)
- MTL- Maxime Laurey, goal
- SSK- Mitch Bauche, saved (Louis-Philippe Simard)
- MTL- Mircea Ilcu, goal
- SSK- Ryan Contenti, saved (Louis-Philippe Simard)
- MTL- M. Bilali- Ibaku, saved (Michal Bandula)
- SSK- Scott Myrah, goal
- MTL- Alexandre Haddad, goal
- SSK- Fabian Dale, goal
- MTL- J. Beaulieu- Bourgault, goal
- SSK – X
- MTL: Louis-Philippe Simard (W, 0 GA, 3 saves, 90:00, 1-0)
- SSK: Michal Bandula (L, 0 GA, 10 saves, 90:00, 1-2)
- Shots: MTL 10, SSK 3
- Corners: MTL 5, SSK 3
- Fouls: MTL 16, SSK 6
- Yellow cards: MTL (Alexandre Haddad)
- Red cards: SSK (Jordian Farahani)
Players of the game:
- MTL: Maxime Laurey
- SSK: Brandon Holmes
SCHEDULE & RESULTS (ATLANTIC TIME)
Thursday, Nov. 7
- 11:00 Quarter-final 1: York 3, Saint Mary’s 0
- 13:30 Quarter-final 2: UBC 1, Montreal 0
- 16:00 Quarter-final 3: Laval 3, Ryerson 2
- 18:30 Quarter-final 4: UNB 2, Saskatchewan 1 (OT)
Friday, Nov. 8
- 11:00 Consolation 1: Montreal 2, Saint Mary’s 0
- 13:30 Consolation 2: Saskatchewan 3, Ryerson 2 (4-3 PK)
- 16:00 Semifinal 1: UBC 2, York 1
- 18:30 Semifinal 2: Laval 1, UNB 0 (4-2 PK)
Saturday, Nov. 9
- 14:30 5th-place game: Montreal 1, Saskatchewan 0 (4-2 PK)
Sunday, Nov. 10
- 11:00 Bronze medal: York vs. UNB
- 14:00 Championship final: UBC vs. Laval
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