MSOC | Kodiaks tied for first after four-point weekend

MSOC | Kodiaks tied for first after four-point weekend

Oct. 7, 2019 – The Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s soccer team ran their undefeated run to six matches last weekend, securing a tie with SAIT on Saturday before downing the Olds Broncos on Sunday. 

The team is now tied with Red Deer for first place in the ACAC south division, with just four games remaining in the regular season.

Up next is a Thanksgiving weekend rivalry match against Medicine Hat next Sunday at Servus Centre Field. Game time is set for noon and admission is free for all ages.

Oct. 5, 2019 – Kodiaks 1 at SAIT Trojans 1

Recap written by SAIT Trojans Sports Information

In a battle of two of the best teams in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) South Division, a tie should not be that unexpected.

The SAIT Trojans men's soccer team hosted the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on Saturday, with each team leaving Cohos Commons Field unhappy with a 1-1 decision.

"A draw is never satisfying for us, because we're looking to win every game," said Trojans head coach Connor Brady. "We're a bit disappointed, but with that said, there were a lot of positives that we can take away from today's game."

SAIT moves to 4-1-1 on the season, while the Kodiaks see their record go to 5-1-1.

"We're halfway through the season now and looking to improve every day," Brady added. "That is the message I will relay to the lads, as we look to have success at the end of the year."

Ben Knight scored the lone goal for the visitors, while Zach Michaud came into the game in the second half and immediately paid dividends when he tied the game for SAIT.

"Three points is the goal," Brady stated. "We'll prepare for it the same way we prepared for today's game and hope for a better result."

Oct. 6, 2019 – Olds College 0 at Kodiaks 2

Aiming to keep pace in the race for first place in the ACAC south division, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s soccer team took care of business with a 2-0 victory over the Olds College Broncos on Sunday afternoon.

The Kodiaks were forced to adapt to a new home field, playing at Comet Stadium in Raymond, AB due to unplayable conditions at the Servus Centre Field in Lethbridge.

The fast artificial turf surface suited the Kodiaks speed game just fine, as they opened up a two goal lead at half and never looked back.

Jimmy Bukuru opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with a clinical finish after the Kodiaks strung together three beautiful passes.

With the marker, Bukuru now leads the team with nine tallies in eight games.

Braydon Jetten then added insurance in the 43rd minute, extending the lead with a wonderful volley off a chip in from Joel Arrieus.

The Broncos fought hard to try and catch up with the Kodiaks in the second half, but had trouble placing shots on net thanks to stingy defence from the home side. Kodiaks keeper Cody Ferguson made one stop for the clean sheet, his fifth of the season.

The Kodiaks are now undefeated in their last six outings, improving their record to 6-1-1. They remain tied with Red Deer College for first in the ACAC south division.  

The Lethbridge side now prepares to host a Thanksgiving weekend rivalry match against Medicine Hat next Sunday at Servus Centre Field. Game time is set for noon and admission is free for all ages.