Vikes win Keg Cup over Spartans

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VICTORIA – The Trinity Western men’s soccer team lost 3-1 to Victoria in the Keg Cup semifinals Saturday in Victoria and will now play UBC in Sunday’s consolation final.

The Spartans Leighton Johnson (Calgary) scored TWU’s lone goal in the second half when he put a tidy finish on a Joel Waterman (Aldergrove, B.C.) cross.

However, the Vikes scored once in the first half and twice in the second half to seal the victory.

“All credit to Victoria,” said Spartans coach Mike Shearon. “They came out and finished their chances. Even though we went down 1-0 in the first half on a free kick goal, I thought we were pretty even. But in the second half, we didn’t come out with that same drive and intensity and the Vikes made us pay for some poor choices. We didn’t finish the few chances that we had and when you don’t do that, you’re not going to win too many games.

“Some guys had some really great performances today, but we need the whole team to be on the same page before we can start moving forward.”

TWU will take on the Thunderbirds, who lost to Fraser Valley by a 3-2 count after penalties, Sunday at 12 p.m.

Last year, the Spartans won the Keg Cup after beating the Vikes 2-1 in the semifinals and UBC 2-1 in the final

In Sunday’s Keg Cup final, Victoria will play the Cascades.

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