Women’s and Men’s Soccer teams are championship bound

Women's and Men's Soccer teams are championship bound

Your UKC Blue Devils soccer teams are playoff bound! Both the men’s and women’s teams have secured their spot in the ACAA Soccer championships, hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University, taking place this weekend, October 28 and 29, at Mainland Commons Field.

Men’s team

The UKC men’s soccer team finished an excellent regular season with a 9-1-2 record, earning them second place in the league and 12th place in the CCAA National rankings. The Blue Devils also finished  with a league leading seven goals against on the season.

Led by veteran keeper Ryland Logan, and second year co-captain Michael Zinck, the Blue Devils are entering the weekend with confidence on the back of four straight wins and a 14-0 goals to goals against ratio during those games.

Although they are proud of their regular season success, they are fully focused on Saturday’s match and bringing the men’s team back to their first ACAA final in seven years, says head coach Jamie McGinnis.

“This team is highly motivated to bring an ACAA banner back to King’s this weekend,” says McGinnis.

Women’s team

The Blue Devils Women’s team had a strong bounce back season after narrowly missing the playoffs by a single point the year prior. With a record of 8-4, the UKC Women finished third in the league.

Head Coach Gary Carter says the team has been putting in lots of work to prepare for their match against Mount-Saint Vincent on Saturday. “We’ve played the Mount twice this year so we know they’ll be coming in with focus. So getting our group ready physically, mentally and emotionally has been the focus,” says Carter.

The Blue Devils women will kick-off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Mainland Commons Field. The Men will kick off at 6 p.m. against Holland College.

With the championships taking place in Halifax, both coaches hope to make these games feel like the biggest home games of the year. Anyone needing transportation to the games should contact the athletics department to arrange taxis.

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