VIU Mariners tie UVic 1-1

The men’s soccer team, defending champions of the Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association, has been keeping up a fast pace on the pitch in recent weeks with pre-season action. The team tied the University of Victoria Vikings 1-1 on Tuesday on the road.

The Vancouver Island University Mariners are getting better with each game.

The men’s soccer team, defending champions of the Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association, has been keeping up a fast pace on the pitch in recent weeks with pre-season action.

The team tied the University of Victoria Vikings 1-1 on Tuesday on the road, with Chris Arnett scoring for VIU.

Earlier last month, the M’s defeated Prospect Lake by a blowout score in Ladysmith and lost to Trinity Lutheran College 1-0 in Everett, Wash. The M’s played at Simon Fraser University on Thursday after press time.

“We’ve tapered our way up and up and up and the competition keeps getting harder,” said Bill Merriman, VIU coach.

Please look for a pre-season report on the team in the News Bulletin on Tuesday (Sept. 6).

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