Nov 08, 2014
By Nick Murray, Communications Liaison 2014 CIS championship
CHARLOTTETOWN (CIS) – Two first-half goals by Kenneth Van aarle proved enough to give the UNB Varsity Reds a 2-1 win against the Montreal Carabins in the consolation final for fifth place of the CIS men’s soccer championship at cold and windy UPEI Turf, on Saturday.
The national championship concludes on Sunday with the bronze-medal match between UQAM and host UPEI at 10 a.m. AST, followed by the final between York and McMaster at 1 p.m. AST. Both contests are streamed live on www.CIS-SIC.tv.
Both teams struggled in the fierce winds and biting cold, but it was the Varsity Reds who mastered the conditions more quickly, and deservedly went in at the break two goals to the good, Van aarle twice showing assured finishing following good build up play by the UNB strikers. His three goals in the tournament to date see him leading the scoring race.
In between the two goals, Montreal had a golden opportunity when Alex Haiart was adjudged to have handled in the penalty area. Maxime Laurey took the resultant penalty, but it was brilliantly saved by Aaron McMurray diving to his left.
The Carabins came out with more purpose in the second period, and reduced the areas in the 77th minute when Vincent Perret’s long distance shot deceived substitute goalkeeper Brandon Eagle, but it was all the Carabins would get, despite late some pressure and a flurry of corners that were well dealt with by the UNB back line.
The fifth place for the Varsity Reds comes on the back of a bronze medal performance 12 months ago, and pleased coach Miles Pinsent.
“We were slightly disappointed we weren’t playing for a medal tomorrow, but we showed great character as a team and I think we have shown we have one of the most consistent programs in the country,” said Pinsent after the game.
“The players wanted to leave the tournament on a good note. It has been a great season and we will look to build on this next year”.
UNB 2-0: 2
MTL 0-1: 1
1. UNB Kenneth Van aarle (2), 14th
2. UNB Kenneth Van aarle (3), 42nd
3. MTL Vincent Perret (1), 77th
UNB: Aaron McMurray (W, 0 GA, 1 save, 45:00, 1-1)
UNB: Brandon Eagle (1 GA, 1 save, 45:00, 1-0)
MTL: Samuel Dufort (L, 2 GA, 2 saves, 90:00, 0-1)
Shots: UNB 11, MTL 6
Shots on net: UNB 4, MTL 3
Corners: UNB 5, MTL 4
Offsides: UNB 2, MTL 0
Fouls: UNB 10, MTL 12
Yellow cards: MTL (Marcellin Bilali-Ibaku, Alan Torrent)
Red cards: None
Players of the game:
UNB: Kalen Park
MTL: Maxime Laurey
SCHEDULE & RESULTS (ATLANTIC TIME)
Thursday, Nov. 6
11:00 Quarter-final 1: McMaster 2, UNB 1 (3-2 PK)
13:30 Quarter-final 2: UQAM 2, Alberta 1
16:00 Quarter-final 3: York 1, Montreal 0 (OT)
19:00 Quarter-final 4: UPEI 2, Saskatchewan 0 (OT)
Friday, Nov. 7
11:00 Consolation 1: UNB 3, Alberta 0
13:30 Consolation 2: Montreal 4, Saskatchewan 3 (3-2 PK)
16:00 Semifinal 1: McMaster 3, UQAM 2 (5-4 PK)
18:30 Semifinal 2: York 1, UPEI 0
Saturday, Nov. 8
11:00 5th-place game: UNB 2, Montreal 1
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