By Sports Editor Cole Schisler
After a strong performance at Douglas, the Mariners took on the Langara Falcons.
The men’s match ended in a 1-1 tie. The Falcons got on the board first due to a miscue between a Mariners’ defender and goalkeeper David Turkstra. The Mariners trailed 0-1 at the end of the first half. After a halftime adjustment, the Mariners came out strong, creating a number of chances on the field which culminated in a goal by midfielder Shun Takano, with Victor Blasco on the assist.
“Sunday was a totally different game against Langara Collage,” said Mariners’ Head Coach Bill Merriman. “The Falcons were a very physical team and the game was definitely not as entertaining soccer as Saturday.” The women’s match ended in a 2-2 tie. The Mariners were up 1-0 at the half with a goal by midfielder Rachel Jones. In the second half, the Mariners extended their lead to 2-0 with a goal from midfielder Maddy Dawson. The Falcons were able to claw their way back with a penalty kick goal, followed by another at the 86-minute mark to tie the game.
Despite the ties, both Head Coaches Bill Merriman and Anup Kang were impressed with the effort of their teams and see strong potential for success this season.