Briercrest women’s soccer runner-up in PAC indoor soccer championship

Posted: February 4, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw hosted the 2017 PAC Indoor Soccer Championship Feb. 3-4.

The Briercrest women’s soccer team opened up the tournament Saturday, Feb. 4 against Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw at 8:30 am where they tied 0-0 before finishing the round robin against Millar College of the Bible at 11:15 am where they lost 2-0. They then played Millar again in the championship final where they fell 3-0.

Women’s soccer head coach Kassi Reimer enjoyed her first taste of PAC indoor soccer.

“The weekend was a lot of fun, playing indoor was a lot different for a lot of the girls versus playing outdoor,” Reimer explained. “However, they caught on quickly and were able to work as a team throughout the weekend. With having three games in one day, the girls worked hard but unfortunately couldn't put any goals in the net. We are excited to build on this weekend in the coming season and come out stronger next year.”

Briercrest men lost the first game of pool play 8-0 to championship host Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Friday, Feb. 3 at 4:30 pm. They then played Prairie College at 8:10 pm that evening to end pool play and tied 3-3.

They then began playoffs against Millar College of the Bible at 12:10 pm Saturday, Feb. 4 where they fell 5-0 and were eliminated from the championship.

Men’s soccer head coach Cody Vigeant gave a summary of his team’s experience.

“Our first game was against Sask Poly MJ,” Vigeant explained. “After a strong first half we had a few injury set-backs and they finished the game with a convincing 8-0 win.  Our second game was against Prairie Bible College and after a 3-0 deficit at half time, the boys came back with three unanswered the goals; the last one with 10 seconds left to seal the draw for us.  Riley Trithardt bookended the scoring for us with Riley Gratrix scoring the second goal.  On Saturday with a few players missing we played Millar College of the Bible. We had strong performances from Ryan Heppell and Dalen Applegate, but after being down late in the game 3-0, we pushed to try to get something going offensively and were scored on during the counter for a 5-0 final.”

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