Day 8 recap of UBC athletes at the Commonwealth Games

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Kate Gillis

VANCOUVER – The only UBC Thunderbirds in action at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, today were on the field hockey pitch.
 
COMMONWEALTH GAMES DAILY RESULTS

Canada’s women’s team, captained by former T-Bird Kate Gillis of Kingston, Ont., fell 3-2 to Malaysia in a shootout to conclude the Commonwealth tournament in eighth place. Five current and former T-Birds featured in the starting lineup.
 
Gillis scored in the 55th minute to give her team a 2-1 advantage but Malaysia tied the game 11 minutes later and then prevailed 3-0 in the shootout.
 
The Canadian men’s team, which has 11 past and present T-Birds, was competitive against another highly regarded side today but ultimately fell 3-1 world No. 5 England.
 
Down 3-0, former T-Bird and Canadian captain Scott Tupper converted on a penalty corner to get his team on the scoreboard.
 
Canada has now completed preliminary round play and will face South Africa in the fifth-place game on Aug. 2 at 6:30 a.m. PT.

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