Langara College Falcons
October 2,2014(ISN) – – Coming off a difficult Week 3 where the Falcons only managed one point from the weekend,
it was imperative for Langara to gain maximum points from Week 4. On Saturday, Langara travelled to
North Vancouver to face long-time rival, Capilano University Blues.
Langara maintained possession for long stretches of the match but it was the consistently dangerous runs and pace of striker Amelia Brown
(North Vancouver, B.C.) that would open up the Blues defence. Although Brown did not find the net in
the Falcons 3-0 win, she was instrumental in the combination play that lead to the Falcons second and
third goals of the game.
On Sunday, Langara faced Quest University Kermodes and Brown was finally rewarded for her continued
hard work by finding the back of the net twice in the Falcons 2-1 win. Her first goal came at the 17
minute mark of the first half and was an absolute cracker from 25 yards out into the top corner, beating
keeper Taylor Shantz. Her second goal came in the second half with the game tied 1-1, when she made a
fantastic run in behind the Quest backline to latch onto an Alyssa Graeme chipped ball. She calmly
rounded the goalkeeper and finished from an extremely tight angle. Brown’s pace and skill helped
Langara keep possession and see the game out and secure six points from the weekend. The Falcons (5-
2-2) now sit in third place with 17 points, just two points behind the first place VIU Mariners.
Langara College Falcons
Jeff Travis (Comox, B.C.), the Vancouver Island University Mariners captain, lead his men’s
soccer team to a pair of huge wins over the weekend. The Mariners center back helped his team keep
two clean sheets, winning 1-0 against the highly skilled third place Douglas College Royals on Saturday,
and 2-0 against second place Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles on Sunday.
Travis has been a stand out for the Mariners in their first nine games and is a big reason they have the
fewest goals against, with only five goals against and four shutouts. The 6’3″ defender has started every
game, playing 90 minutes per game for the Mariners. Travis dominates teams in the air and controlled
his back-line showing his great leadership. The Mariners (7-2-0) now sit 11 points clear of second place
in the competitive PACWEST. The team’s leader and second-year captain is an inspirational player for all
his teammates, and looks to be a big part of the Mariners success this season.