VIU tries to keep pace in soccer standings

Both M’s teams played home-and-home series against the Capilano Blues on the weekend.

VIU Mariners player Anne Picken

VIU Mariners player Anne Picken

The VIU Mariners men stayed in the thick of the playoff race, but the women fell back.

Both M’s teams played home-and-home series against the Capilano Blues on the weekend. VIU’s men tied 0-0 on Saturday at North Vancouver, but won 4-1 in Sunday’s rematch at Merle Logan Field. VIU’s ladies dropped a 3-1 decision Saturday and tied 1-1 Sunday.

Nick Moore scored twice for the Mariners in Sunday’s win, with Colin Knight and Dan Cato also tallying.

Jessie Weninger scored for VIU off a corner in Saturday’s loss, and then Kaylee Dodds scored in the tie the next day.

“I thought we played an excellent game Sunday and were unlucky not to come away with three points,” said Anup Kang, coach of the VIU women, in a press release.

VIU’s soccer teams both have four games left, all on the road. The M’s visit Langara on Saturday (Oct. 12) and then Quest on Sunday.

“[This past weekend’s results] put us in a tough situation standings-wise, but we feel we can play with any team in this league and see what happens in the last four games,” said Kang.