VIU Mariners Hopeful for Spring Seasons

They all knew the news was coming, but it didn’t soften the blow. Partway through the summer while the world watched COVID-19’s steady spread, players, coaches, and staff of the Vancouver Island University Mariners soccer and golf programs learned their national championships for 2020 were cancelled, along with all competitive play for the fall. Questions … Continued

Mariners win CCAA gold

Uncooperative weather was a factor for both the Mariners and Royals as they faced off on the pitch at Merle Logan Field for the CCAA Men’s National Championship Game. A goal by Stefan Cukovic, scored 15 minutes in, proved just enough for the Mariners to hold on and capture the gold on their home turf. … Continued

Year in ReVIU

Above: 📷 By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler Chloe Gummer, Forward In her first year as a Mariner, Chloe Gummer was named a PACWEST All-Star for her high scoring season.  Chloe was among the leading scorers in the division, finishing the season with six goals. In the Mariners’ final match at Nationals, Chloe scored a … Continued

WSOC: Back to back wins

Above: Darby Cronan prepares to pass. By Cole Schisler. By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler On Saturday October 22, the Mariners hosted the Capilano Blues for their second last home game of the season. After a hard fought first half, Mariner’s forward Karen Battie opened the scoring against the Blues early in the second … Continued

MSOC: A Tale of Two Games

Above: Mariners line up for the national anthem: Victor Blasco, Shun Takano, Mateo Kostering, Miguel Banting, Ben Robson, Aly Adeeb, Bill Bagiopoulos, Colin Knight, Stephen Ewashko, David Turkstra, and Jeff Travis. Photo by Brody Jones. By Lifestyle and Sports Editor Cole Schisler  The Mariners kicked off their game against PACWEST rivals, the Douglas Royals, at … Continued

Res sports leagues

By Lifestyle and Sports Editor Cole Schisler The VIU Res Sports League is a free, year-round, sports league for VIU residents, held every Sunday at the VIU gymnasium.The sports are alternated every three weeks, to sports determined by the residents at the Join One Expo. Currently, the league is in their third week of volleyball, … Continued

Intramural sports

Above: Photo of Team Pine in the VIU Res Olympics 2016. Courtesy of Ernest Dushime. By Sports Editor Cole Schisler Registration for VIU intramural sports is now open. Participants must have a full team in order to register. Sign-up is at the gymnasium. Intramural sports are a great way to make friends during the school … Continued

Mariners Home Opener Action

Above: Forward Chloe Gummer lines up a shot. 📷 Cole Schisler By Sports Editor Cole Schisler The Mariners took on the Capilano Blues on Saturday in their first home game of the season. The women kicked off a damp day at Merle Logan Field. Capilano took an early lead, up by a goal going into the half. As … Continued

Mariners tied up at Langara

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. … Continued

Breakaway: Soccer from Cairo to Canada

By contributor Farida El Sheshingy. Last year, I turned 21 and it was a huge deal for me. Where I come from it meant that I had become a fully-grown adult, with major roles and responsibilities in the eyes of society. It meant I could make my own decisions and take the path I thought … Continued

Mariner Highlights

Wednesday, September 9 // Nanaimo VIU – 0, Quest – 1 The 24th minute gained Quest the winning goal shot from 25 yards out. VIU did well the second half of the game but did not manage to tie the game. “We came out a bit nervous and it took us a bit to get settled and … Continued

Mariners finish sixth at soccer nationals

It wasn’t the ending to the season they had hoped for, as the Mariners’ women’s soccer team ended the season with a sixth place finish at the CCAA National Championships, which were held in Medicine Hat November 5-8. The Mariners opened the tournament on a positive note, picking up a victory in their first game … Continued

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