The VIU Mariners’ women’s soccer team picked up a big win in PacWest action on Saturday, September 20. The Mariners picked up a clutch 2-0 victory on the mainland against the Langara Falcons. The victory improved the Mariners’ record to 4-2 on the season. With the victory, the Mariners avenged their 1-0 defeat to Langara at the Mariners September 6 home opener.
The victory over Langara vaults the Mariners ahead of the Falcons in the standings. The Mariners now sit in sole possession of second place in the six-team PacWest. VIU now has 12 points on the season, 2 points ahead of Langara. VIU is currently 3 points behind first place in the PacWest, which is owned by the Douglas College Royals. The Royals picked up the victory in the first game played between the two teams on Saturday, September 13, in Nanaimo.
The Mariners are riding a mini two-game winning streak after their loss to Douglas. The Mariners picked up a dominating 4-0 victory over the visiting Kwantlen Eagles on Sunday, September 14.
The Mariners have also received some national attention for their early season success. The team is currently ranked 11 in Canada amongst women’s university soccer programs.
The Mariners’ next home game is Saturday, October 4, at 1 pm. The two teams then return to the mainland the following day to play the second half of the home and home series. For more information on the Mariners and their schedule, click here.
Standings as of publication:
|1||(1)||Vancouver Island University Mariners||9||6||1||2||16||19|
|2||(2)||Douglas College Royals||9||6||0||3||0||18|
|3||(3)||Langara College Falcons||9||5||2||2||5||17|
|4||(4)||Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles||9||3||3||3||-5||12|
|5||(5)||Quest University Kermodes||9||1||3||5||-4||6|
|6||(6)||Capilano University Blues||9||0||3||6||-12||3|